Pet Portraits by Dublin based Artist


Cosmo my pomeranian who inspired me to paint pets.

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Commission Process


Photo References
Please send me clear photos of your pet
When taking a photo of your pet, please make sure it is in a well light environment. A useful tip is to try and take a photo of your pet by a window on an overcast day. Please ask me for any further tips for taking photos with your smartphone.

Portrait Sizes
I mainly create oil portraits, however I can create portraits in charcoal or pastel
The stardard sizes are 8 inches by 10 inches, 10 inches by 12 inches, 12 inches by 16 inches. However I can paint on customised canvas sizes, for an additional cost.

Lead Times
Turn around time for a finished portrait is at least 3 weeks. If you are planning to gift a portrait at Christmas, please order at least a month beforehand.

Prices for Unframed Portraits
I can frame portraits, at an additional cost, however I usually don't as clients mostly prefer to choose the frame themselves. I can give advice and recommend professional framers.
Prices for a FULL BODY portrait of one pet starts at :
€350 for a 8 by 10 inch portrait
€450 for a 10 by 12 inch portrait
€650 for a 12 by 16 inch portrait
For a portrait of 2 pets it is double the price, minus €100

Prices for a HEAD portrait
€250 for a 8 by 10 inch portrait
€350 for a 10 by 12 inch portrait
€550 for a 12 by 16 inch portrait
For a head portrait of 2 pets it is double the price, minus €100

Payment
A deposit of 50% is required with your order. The remaining balance is due once you approve the online preview of your commissioned portrait. I accept payment via Revolut, Paypal or bank transfer.

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About


I am an artist based in Dublin. After graduating with a BA Hons in Business from Trinity College, Dublin I pursued my passion for art at The Irish School of Animation, Ballyfermot graduating with a higher diploma in Classical and Digital Animation. Training in the discipline of animation helped me develop a fine sensitivity for portraying both human and animal anatomy as I received a rigorous training in many art subjects, visual language and life drawing being the most valuable to me in helping me become the artist I am today.

After college I subsequently worked in the design industry initially as an animator and then as a webdesigner. As an artist I am always inspired to study new approaches to help me to keep developing my sensitivity and expressiveness in my artwork. I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to have the following artists as my teachers:

    • 2019 Paul Foxton - Munsell Colour, Belfast Academy of Realist Art
      2018 Ernie Gilbert's Character Design for Animation intensive workshop.
      2017 Imogen Bone - Mixed Media Coastal Landscape Painting, Newlyn School of Art, Cornwall.
      2016 Joni Duarte, Archie Wardlaw, Ann Witheridge - Figurative Portraiture landscape drawing and painting using Atelier Method, London Fine Art Studios.
  • In 2002 I moved to Asia for 5 years, it was during that time that I had my first teaching job. I taught English and Yoga and discovered that I really enjoyed teaching. In 2013 I went back to college to study digital media, animation and graphics being the main core subjects.

    From there I started teaching digital art and Illustration for the City of Dublin Education and Training Boards - at Rathmines and Ballsbridge Colleges. In 2014 I studied for the National University of Ireland Certificate in Training and Continuing Education to help me develop my teaching skills and to learn how to efficiently design educational programmes for my art courses.

    I am a regular participant of both the Dublin and Wexford international Plein Air painting festivals. In 2018 and 2021 I received runner up prizes for my paintings at the Dublin Plein Air festival. I have been selected on several occasions to participate in the Royal Hibernian Academy Intensive Life Drawing Courses. I am a member of the North Dublin Life Drawing Club and also of the Dublin Plein Air Group.

    I am available for art teaching positions and as I was a passionate art student who received A grades (the highest grade), at both intermediate and leaving certificate levels, I feel I have the experience and mindset to help any student to artistically express themselves to their full potential.

    I am a registered member of the Teaching Council of Ireland and I am also Garda Vetted.

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