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Pet Portraits Gallery
Exquisite Pet Portraits And Other Animals Created In Pastels or oils
By Talented Pastel Artist Lorraine Gray

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Pet Portraits From Photos by Animal artist Lorraine Gray

Photographs just can't do justice to our much cherished, beloved pets.
That's why I offer affordable pet portraits drawn in pastels or oils just for you from your favourite photo.

Most people consider their dog, cat, horse, or other pet part of the family.
They give you the unconditional love that only an pet can give. They're loyal, loving, forgiving, sensitive, and they're always there when you need a friend. The memories you share with a pet are often among the most precious you will ever make.

It is this devotion that makes a Pastel or Oil pet portrait of your cat, dog, horse or any animal a perfect gift for any occasion. Or even for yourself! Throughout my galleries you will find a selection of my favourite pet portraits, animal paintings, dogs, cats and horse portraits produced in the finest pastels or oils.

I love being a pet portrait artist. Animals are such beautiful creatures to paint in pastels or oils. There are so many breeds and types of animals. All of which have their own personality, fur texture, size, colour, spirit. I love animals and can't think of any subject I would rather paint than dogs, cats, horses, wildlife, the list goes on.

Only the finest quality pastels are used and painted on Hahnemuhle FineArt Velour paper. Velour gives you a soft real look to the painting.

Oils are painted on Professional stretched canvas.
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ON THE EASEL

I am often asked "what are you painting now". Many clients are interested to see the progress of their painting. So I thought this gallery would be a good place to show 'what's on my easel'. However if the painting s to be a surprise gift, I will wait to until the painting is received by the recipient before showing the work in progress on here!

This Horse portrait I have recently completed and is packed ready to send to my client. My client was given one of my Gift Certificates for a painting of her horse and is delighted with her gift.

I am currently working on a Dog portrait which I will post on here shortly.

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Dog Portrait work in progress

This is the dog portrait I am currently working on.
The eyes are gorgeous. I first sketched with a pastel pencil and then started to do the colour with my pastels. It's going to look lovely when finished. Those eyes are alive!
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I've started to add colour to this lovely Boxer Dog. The finished painting will be here shortly then moved to my dog portrait gallery.
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From Photograph to Pet Portrait Paintings

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Thrilled client.....USA. Portrait is shown in my galleries.

Client comments..........

......"The pastel of Vuchko is absolutely incredible! That British lady has truly been blessed as she is able to capture the true personality of the dogs and other animals she draws."
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Happy client in the USA
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Here is a photo of Gorby admiring his portrait when it arrived. He lives in Japan with his mum and dad. His portrait is in my cats gallery.
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Sweep

Here is Sweep sitting next to his painting. A close up of his portrait can be found in my cats gallery.
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**See my Dog, Cat, Horse and Oil galleries for samples of my paintings**
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Painting On Live TV

In July 2007 I painted a portrait on BBC1 TV program 'Animal Rescue Live' at Battersea Dogs home. TV presenters were Matt Baker and Selina Scott.

I'm so pleased that the dog Pavarotti now has a 'forever home'.
His finished painting can be found in my dogs gallery.
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I paint all animals.

Rabbits and birds too.

I have won awards for my wildlife, Lions, Tigers and Elephants. If you have a wildlife painting in mind, email me and I will be glad to give you a quote.

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Raffles

Size 16" x 14"

Customer comments..................

Dear Lorraine

I just had to write to say thank you for the wonderful image you've created - it's almost like having Raffles back in the room! The detail you've created is fantastic, with his beady eye watching me, as was always the case. I know my husband will be thrilled with it at Christmas.
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Buster

Size 16" x 14"

Custome comments..........

Absolutely fantastic Lorraine, a true capture of buster. Thank you so much.

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Sheep

I can paint any animal. All I need is a clear photo to work from.

These are two lovely pet sheep called Bob and Goat.

Customer comments................

Hi Lorraine

Just to let you know that I received the painting today. Its even better in the flesh!

Thanks so much
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Alfie

Customer comments upon receipt..........

hi lorraine…its arrived and absolutely wonderful…am thrilled to bits.thank you for the careful packaging and instructions and I’m going straight out to my framers now…..
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Crossbreeds and Pedigree Dogs

As well as all our wonderful crossbreed dogs, there are many pedigree breeds as well. Some of which you will find in my dogs gallery. This list is just a few of many. If you have a crossbreed or a pedigree dog that you would like a painting of in Oils, Pastels or Acrylics. I look forward to hearing from you.


Affenpinscher
Afghan Hound
Airedale Terrier
Alsatian
Alaskan Malamute

Basset Hound
Beagle
Bearded Collie
Bedlington Terrier
Belgian Shepherd Dog
Bernese Mountain Dog
Bichon Frise
Bloodhound
Border Collie
Border Terrier
Boxer Dog
Bull Terrier
Bulldog American
Bulldog English
Bullmastiff

Cairn Terrier
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Chow Chow
Cocker Spaniel
Collie Rough
Collie Smooth
Corgi
Dachshund
Dachshund Miniature
Dalmatian
Doberman

Elkhound
English Setter
English Cocker Spaniel

Finnish Lapphund
Fox Terrier
Foxhound

German Pinscher
German Shepherd
Golden Retriever
Great Dane
Greyhound

Irish Red Setter
Irish Water Spaniel
Irish Wolfhound
Italian Greyhound

Jack Russell

Labrador
Lurcher

Maltese

Mastiff

Old English Sheepdog

Pekingese
Pointer
Poodle
Pug
Pyrenean Mountain Dog

Rottweiler

Saluki
Schnauzer
Scottish Terrier
Shetland Sheepdog
Shih Tzu
Springer Spaniel
St Bernard
Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Weimaraner
West Highland White Terrier
Whippet

Yorkshire Terrier
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