fine art pencil pet portraits by commission


Pencil Pet Portraits Testimonials

I have collected some of the wonderful Pet Portraits Testimonials that my very happy clients have emailed me in the last few years. I can't thank my clients enough for having photos of themselves taken with their portraits, it really does make my website unique - and it also makes our visitors smile when they view them. If you have received a portrait and would like to leave me a 5 star review on Google, I would be really looking forward to hearing from you!

Cat Portraits Testimonials

"Hi Melanie! Just wanted to send a few pictures of Memphis and the beautiful portrait of her you did. Our friends loved the gift and kept talking about how talented you are. My husband and I have three dogs ourselves and are already talking about getting portraits of them. Thanks again for everything! Amber"

Cat Portraits Testimonials

"Hi Melanie, Thanks, just to say I really like the picture. Particularly now I can see it up close for the first time, the detail is absolutely beautiful. Sent a couple more pictures. I’ve swapped a couple of other paintings round which I think works better - and struggled a bit to get rid of all the reflections everywhere! Thanks, Will"


Cat Portraits Testimonials

"Hi Melanie, Finally have Belle framed. I like to keep pencils simple, and loved the natural wood of this frame. The pictures don’t do it justice, the wood is warm colored and matches the tone of the pencil perfectly.
Stephany "

Cat Portraits Testimonials

"Hi Melanie, What can I say? You are truly gifted! Your drawing needs no tweeking and we love it.The sage mount and frame complement your beautiful drawing perfectly. I hope you are as delighted as we are.
Best wishes to you and Nicholas, Kirstie x"


Cat Portraits Testimonials

"Melanie! Oh My Goodness, Marisa loved the Vera collage so very much! She loves it, she has been showing anyone who comes to the house. Honestly... it is perfect. Thank you SO much for your great work, and of course for working with me again.
Thanks again so much. We both love it, and appreciate your talents so much. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
BEN "

Cat Portraits Testimonials

"Melanie! Marisa was SO surprised and THRILLED with her drawing of Blue! She agrees that it captures him brilliantly! Please know how very much your work is appreciated. She was showing snapshots of the drawing to family all day yesterday, it was amazing seeing their reactions. "Oh those eyes," "wow even the flash on his nose". You have an amazing gift. Thank you for sharing it with us. Best wishes, BEN ""


Cat Portraits Testimonials

"Hi Melanie, Samantha was stunned, in awe, absolutely loves it. Took a photo and shared with the TriPawds group she is a member of immediately. It was late when she got home but I did the big reveal, had it covered with paper taped to the wall, stood her in front of it then removed the paper for maximum effect.
It is PERFECT. Thank you. Russell "

Cat Portraits Testimonials

"Hi Melanie, Brodie arrived safely this afternoon. Dave is absolutely delighted with the picture. it’s amazing how you have captured such a likeness. Thank you for all your help and it has been a pleasure working with you to produce such a lovely Birthday present. Kind regards to all.
Sandra, Dave & Brodie"


Cat Portraits Testimonials

"Thank you, we are really pleased with them. We have finally finished the desk unit with the pictures being centre of attention! Very best wishes. Helen x x"

Cat Portraits Testimonials

"Hi Melanie, Annabel absolutely loves her present!I will send a pic of her opening it the day after we got married, thanks again for all your hard work! Mr and Mrs Archer X "


Cat Portraits Testimonials

"Zip's portrait arrived this past Monday & I just got it back form the frame shop this morning. Thank you again for your efforts and beautiful work. Craig Stoelk "

Cat Portraits Testimonials

"Hi Melanie,Both my husband and I are very very pleased with the portrait. It looks amazing. Thank You again for everything it has been well worth the wait xx "


Cat Portraits Testimonials

"So excited to see Cherokee's portrait. Will give it to Caroline on Xmas day. Thank you again. I am in awe of your and Nicholas’s talent. You are both so gifted and create wonderful portraits of people beloved pets.A big hug for you and little Lily. Pauline X "

Cat Portraits Testimonials

"HI Melanie,
We finally picked the portrait up today and it now has pride of place in our lounge. Thank you again, Kind Regards,
Nicola Marchant "


Cat Portraits Testimonials

"Dear Melanie, We have had the portrait framed and hung. Here is a picture of it with Rusty. Thanks so much. Best, Verity"

Cat Portraits Testimonials

"I love it, it looks beautiful!
Jennifer"


Cat Portraits Testimonials

"Thank you so much for your fabulous drawing of Mike. Last night I was thinking how much I miss him and this morning your drawing arrives. You have done a great job. Regards Barry"

Cat Portraits Testimonials

"Hi Melanie,
Oh my goodness, my mom and sister are going to LOVE them. I'll try to get their reaction for you on Christmas day. Marcella and Charlie"


Cat Portraits Testimonials

"Dear Melanie,
Thank you very, very much for the portrait. It is absolutely stunning and captures my cats perfectly.
Catherine"

Cat Portraits Testimonials

"Hi Melanie,
I am so please with it. You really have done him justice & captured him in all his cheeky glory. T
hanks again, Rich x"


Cat Portraits Testimonials

"My sister had been trying to get a pic of Rooney sitting by his framed portrait but he had the zoomies and wouldn't sit still! I posted the portrait on the Facebook groups. Everyone loves him!"

Cat Portraits Testimonials

"Hi Melanie,
Poppy's portrait now has pride of place in my living room. I adore it and have had some lovely comments about it, thank you again so much xx"


Cat Portraits Testimonials

"Hi Melanie,
She's so happy.... Hollie is in the living room above the TV looking over at the front door which is what she used to do, just waiting for someone to walk past for her to bark at! Haha :D Typicanl Tibetan Terrier!
Caroline"

Cat Portraits Testimonials

"Hi Melanie,
We have had Penny framed. We chose an antique pewter frame with a double mount. We introduced a coloured mount (olive green) to compliment her eyes, as suggested by our framer. We think it really offsets your drawing and hope you like it too. Many thanks again, Jeanette xx
"


Cat Portraits Testimonials

View the portrait of Max, along with photos and testimonials on his page - Cat Pet Portraits >>

Cat Portraits Testimonials

View the portrait of Stanley and Jarvis on their page - Dog Pet Portraits>>


Cat Portraits Testimonials

"At last we visit our son and see the drawing of Mango taking pride of place on his wall. Sylvia"

Cat Portraits Testimonials

Read the lovely testimonial from Stephen and Sara about their portrait of Sasha, Bear and Punky below.


 

Melanie,
Both Sara and I would love to thank you for the wonderful piece of artwork you have created capturing the beauty and souls of each Punky Bear and Sasha. The talent you possess is unbelievable, and the completed portrait is more than we could have ever asked for. Also, I want to thank you for your professionalism, quick responses to questions I had, as well as making this process enjoyable and so very rewarding. From Nashville, TN over the Atlantic to you, Sara, Sasha, Bear, Punky, and myself want to send you and your family much gratitude and appreciation for your hard work on this large project.
Best,
Stephen & Sara Humes and the 3 pups who send some slurps your way!

 

Cat Portraits Testimonials

View Teasels Portrait and the lovely testimonial from Paula on Teasels page in my Pencil Portraits Gallery >>

Cat Portraits Testimonials

"I LOVE IT!!!! Charlie Brown looks perfect! thank you so much for doing such a wonderful drawing of him! Becky x"


Cat Portraits Testimonials

"Hi Melanie, Thanks so much for the portrait. I've attached some pictures of it framed up with old fence posts. I reckon it's spot on! Thanks again.
Cheers, Rob"

Cat Portraits Testimonials

"Hi Melanie, I love it! That regal look that Bliss always had is there in her eyes. Thank you sooooo much for another excellent portrait. I can't wait to get them all on the wall together. Thanks again Mandy xx"


Cat Portraits Testimonials

Thank you so much for this outstanding work. I was overwhelmed! Now I have to find the perfect spot for it and might have to rearrange my living room ;-) Anna

Cat Portraits Testimonials

"Hi,
I am absolutely delighted with the portrait, Melanie! Nina (Norway)"


Cat Portraits Testimonials

"Melanie! Oh goodness, we think it is perfect!! It is just as wonderful as our sweet Moose is! We are so excited to hang it in our home! Thank you so much!!
Meg, Wes, Matthew and Moose"

Cat Portraits Testimonials

Hello Melanie, I am absolutely delighted with it and the frame is perfect!  The breeder has asked me to tell you she loves it!! Many, many thanks.
Edith x


Cat Portraits Testimonials

"Melanie - this looks amazing!!!!!
I am thrilled - it looks even better than I had hoped. You did a great job of capturing Romy. My husband is very excited. Thank you so, so much. Caroline "

Cat Portraits Testimonials

"Hi Melanie, I have Zeke's portrait in the kitchen with me. It gives me comfort knowing he is with me.
I am grateful for the portrait and I really wanted you to know that. Thank you, Manuela"


Cat Portraits Testimonials

View Olivia's portrait and read the lovely the testimonial on Cassanova's page here Horse Portraits Gallery >>

Cat Portraits Testimonials

I received many testimonials from Jungi and Daisy's owners, take a look at the portraits page here to read them >>


Cat Portraits Testimonials

"Hi Melanie, We are thrilled to bits with the portrait. It looks so lovely in that frame. Thank you for taking so much care and giving attention to detail. With every good wish. Angela xx"

Cat Portraits Testimonials

"Hi, Melanie! I am enclosing the pictures of the drawing on the fireplace shelf. Everyone who sees your beautiful work appreciates it greatly. It is really fabulous.My kindest regards, Regina"


Cat Portraits Testimonials

Hi Melanie, The picture is a perfect likeness of Bea and also a beautiful drawing in its own right.. Charles loves his present and we can't wait to hang the drawing. All the best, Elizabeth

Cat Portraits Testimonials

Read a wonderful
testimonial from
Tony and Bilbo on
Bilbo's Pencil Portrait Webpage >>


Cat Portraits Testimonials

"Pickle is framed and is with the pack.Thank you yet again for a "wow" portrait. All for now, Shirley, Kev & Flo-Jo"

Cat Portraits Testimonials

Karen, a returning client, sent the most lovely testimonial about Charles. Read more here - Horse Pencil Portraits >>


Cat Portraits Testimonials

Read the testimonial from my client Nick about Baxter’s pet portrait in my gallery - Cat Pet Portraits >>

Cat Portraits Testimonials

The portrait of Georgie was presented as a surprise to Alannah and you can read the testimonial from Alannah below


 

Hi Melanie,
Slightly belated response as it has taken a few days to get hold of the photos. The pencil drawing went down brilliantly. Jane Barrie was really thrilled – and had no idea something like this was on its way to her. I am attaching a picture of the presentation – although the picture was bubble wrapped, so you can’t see it terribly well.
Thanks for all your help.
Regards
Alannah

 

Cat Portraits Testimonials

"Melanie, Thank you so much for this outstanding work. I was overwhelmed ;-)"

Cat Portraits Testimonials

Donna was very kind in taking this photo during Michaels birthday Celebrations. View Al's webpage - horse pet portraits >>


 

Cat Portraits Testimonials

Craig emailed me a number emails through the process, take a look at Kirby's page - Retriever Pencil Pet Portraits >>

Cat Portraits Testimonials

Read the lovely testimonial about Emma and Brooklyn from Jennifer Bates below.


 

Hi Melanie!
We received the drawing of Brooklyn and Emma!!!!! It looks exactly like them....My husband loved it and made me take it to get it framed immediately so "nothing would happen to it!" It was delivered on Wednesday of this week and I apologize for not letting you know sooner that we got it!!! We love it, thank you so much!!!I will definitely take a picture of it with Brooklyn and Emma and send it to you as soon as the frame is completed!!
Jennifer Bates

 

Cat Portraits Testimonials

Lizabeth is a returning client. View a few of her portraits in my gallery including Holden here - Pencil Portrait >>

Cat Portraits Testimonials

Read the Testimonials from Daisy's owner on her webpage here - Daisy's Pencil Pet Portrait >>


 

Cat Portraits Testimonials

Tracey drove a number of hours to our studio with her dog Moo to collect her portrait! View Moo's Pencil Portrait >>

Cat Portraits Testimonials

Read lots of emails via facebook from Jo about the portrait of Eleanor below


 

Comment on Facebook - Jo wrote: "Melanie, it looks so wonderful! I can't wait to see the original. Thank you thank you for doing such a great job on this for us. You have such a great talent. Thanks for sharing it with all of us!"

Comment on the blog - Just had to say that you caught Eleanor's different looks so well. Thanks!

Jo wrote: "Melanie, the original got here today! Can you believe it? That was very fast! It is absolutely perfect! It is even so much better in person than even the proof showed. Thank you, thank you for doing such a fabulous job on capturing our little Eleanor's expressions. I will send you photos of it framed and on the wall :-)"


 

Cat Portraits Testimonials

Melanie it is wonderful. You have captured my boys so perfectly. I will endeavour to get a photo with the boys in it. It may take a while as sitting still isn't their strong point! Thanks again Vicky

Cat Portraits Testimonials

Vicky Emmett commented on Facebook.
Vicky wrote: "Such a beautiful montage of our boys! Melanie and Nicholas are such a lovely and talented couple :-)


 

Cat Portraits Testimonials

"Melanie,The portrait of Webster just arrived. The portrait is beautiful! Christie Chandler"

Pencil Portraits Testimonials

View the lovely testimonial about the pencil portrait of Raisin from Lee and Carol below.


 

Hi Melanie,
Thank you so much for a beautiful picture, it arrived about 1.30 pm and we are speechless it is already up on the wall and looking great (we always knew it would be). We are amazed at how you have captured the cheeky look in his eyes and the frame is perfect for the picture. Once again we can't thank you enough for your time and effort for the picture. Would be nice to keep in touch.
Many, Many thanks
Lee and Carol xx

 

Cat Portraits Testimonials

View Pixie and Boots' Portrait and the lovely testimonial on their page in my Pencil Portraits Gallery >>

Cat Portraits Testimonials

Take a look at Arthur’s webpage for lots more information - Labrador Pet Portraits >>


 

Cat Portraits Testimonials

"Hi Melanie, A great success lily loves it and so does Josephine! Sue"

Cat Portraits Testimonials

Read the wonderful testimonial from Claire about the portrait of Padstow below.


 

Hi Melanie,

We managed to have the portrait of Padstow framed in time for Christmas and are over the moon with it. We really can't thank you enough for what you have done, it is perfect and we still can't get over how much of a true likeness it is to Padstow and the way you have captured his expression.

Friends and family have been so very impressed with your drawing and all have said how perfectly you captured Padstow's look. Even Pumpkin climbed on the sofa and spent five minutes looking at your picture and it really held her attention, we thought she had forgotten him but there was definitely some interest in the picture.

Once again many many thanks.

Kind regards Claire x



Cat Portraits Testimonials

"Hi, Melanie, Biscuit's portrait arrived safe and sound. Thanks for making the entire process so easy. The portrait looks just like our dear Biscuit in all poses. Wish I could go outside right now and toss his hamburger squeaky toy to him. Thanks for everything, Pat"

Cat Portraits Testimonials

"Iwan loved the portrait!!! He was so shocked and couldn't believe that I was able to keep it all a secret!! I'm definitely in his good books at the moment!! Everyone that has seen it, can't believe how well you've captured them!! Thank you so much, Esyllt & Iwan"




 

Testimonial Videos

View two wonderful videos taken when my portraits were being presented to the recipient. They will bring tears to your eyes!


 

Testimonial Emails

Read some of the lovely emails I have received over the last few years below. Each time a beautiful thank you email pops into my in-box where the customer is happy for me to share it here, I will add it below. Do check back regularly for new testimonials.


Dear Melanie,
Firstly I must apologize as I have been meaning to leave you a testimonial, but sadly life has been difficult since you did the montage portrait for me, for my partner Steve and his beloved Gyp!!! Not only did you complete it at fairly short notice for me, it was absolutely AMAZING !!!! Never before or since have I seen anyone's work as good as yours, you absolutely caught his soul and character and I have to say brought a tear to Steve's eye when he opened the pressie up !!! He has pride of place above the fireplace and brings us joy everyday !!!!! I always recommend you whenever anyone asks and will continue to do so, please feel free to copy and paste this on your site as we are so grateful for what you did for us, thank you Nikki and Steve xxxxxx

 

Hi Melanie,
Just to let you know that we are absolutely delighted with the portrait of Kim that you have done for us. It really captures her likeness and her personality. I have attached a couple of photo’s taken of the picture now we have had it framed, although in the photo the picture is not on the wall we have it hung on normally as there was to much light reflecting off it.
Once again thanks for an excellent portrait, Best wishes,
Neil Mandam

 

Hi Mel,I LOVE it!!! Looks fantastic - can't wait to see it in reality! Is it also possible to have no hint that it's a sketch or picture on the packaging as it may be intercepted on route! Thanks so much Mel, I hope you now get a well deserved break for Christmas! Best wishes for a happy Christmas!
Ruth Colson

 

Hello Melanie,
This is Ivar! Great work!
Now, I would like to commission you to do my daughter’s lab called Djeen as a10x8 pencil portrait, also as a Christmas present.
Sincerely,
David

Thank you Melanie, Djeen's portrait is great. My daughter will love it.
All the best.
David

Dear Melanie, The portrait of G + I is great.
I shall have it framed and take a photo to send you.
Best regards,
David


 

Hi Melanie,
Just to let you know that we are absolutely delighted with the portrait of Kim that you have done for us. It really captures her likeness and her personality. I have attached a couple of photo’s taken of the picture now we have had it framed, although in the photo the picture is not on the wall we have it hung on normally as there was to much light reflecting off it.
Once again thanks for an excellent portrait, Best wishes,
Neil Mandam

 

Hello Melanie and Nicholas,
The portrait turned up last weekend but we did not have the big unveiling until Christmas Day when everyone was here and everyone could not get over the likeness to the photo as it is perfect and Skye to a tee. Roger is over the moon and it has pride of place in the lounge right opposite where Roger sits so he can see it all the time. We had nine for Christmas Day and twenty for Boxing Day so it has been admired by many in just two days.
From a delighted family
Sandra