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Fine Pet Portraits by Pet Portrait Artist Sandra Palme

For many people, a drawing or painting of their pet is a very special way of honouring their feathered or furry animal friend. A pet portrait creates a lasting memory. My name is Sandra Palme, I’m a professional equine and pet portrait artist based in South East England, in the UK, specialising in hand-drawn customised pet portraits primarily in pastels (the most popular) and charcoal. From 2006, I have accepted hundreds of pet portraits commissions of pets worldwide and would be happy to create a lasting memory of your dog, horse, pony, cat or any pet from your chosen favourite photo(s) in a portrait. When drawing a portrait, my aim is to capture your pet’s personality and essence together with their looks. From personal experience, I know how special your pet is to you!


Please take a moment to have a look at my pet portrait galleries for some examples of my drawings of horsesdogscats and animal wildlife artwork, including head studies, full body and group portraits of pets in pastels or charcoal. This is just a sample of the completed commissions of my animal and pet portraits as it is impossible to display all of them. If you have a particular idea for a portrait, with a particular pose or for a montage of pet portraits, please let me know as I am always open to suggestions from customers.

If you are interested in having a pet portrait drawn – email me for a free quote: admin@finepetportraits.co.uk


Custom pet portraits are drawn from your photograph(s). Generally speaking, the better the photograph, the better the completed artwork has the potential to be. It is so much easier to get the colours and the detail correct from a good quality photograph of an animal than it is for example from a poor quality one taken from a mobile. All that is required is at least one good reference photograph that you can e-mail.


If you are thinking about ordering a portrait of your own pet or a friend’s, have a look at my information page and my price list and then contact me by filling in the contact form or by sending me an e-mail. I will always try to reply within 24 hours. During the drawing process of all pet portraits, I will email scans of the ‘work in progress’ of the portrait and then once your portrait is completed, a scan will be e-mailed to you for approval. I only require a small deposit; the balance is not due until you are 100% happy with the artwork.


I pride myself in producing quality artwork in my pet portraits and guarantee a very good likeness of your pet. You can compare some of my drawings of pets to the reference photos they were drawn from on my ‘photo to pet portrait‘ page, read customer comments or see photos of happy customers with their portraits.


Pet portraits make great gifts (birthday, Christmas, wedding, Mother’s Day, or just to give a friend or family member a present…
Pet portraits gift vouchers are also available so that you can let the recipient make their own choice in their own time.


Most people use social media and if you are on Facebook or  Twitter, please contact me and ask any questions with regard to pet portraits and drawings of animals. I often post ‘work in progress’ pictures and also the completed work of my pet portraits.

Happy Customers’ Comments

Miniature Poodle in Pastels

“The portrait looks perfect! The 2 girls look so pretty & I don’t know how you’ve done it, but you’ve really captured their personalities & sparkle in their faces! You’re so talented! Thank you!” and “I gave the portrait to my Dad yesterday. He was delighted! He said it was “Remarkable”. He loved how ‘real’ the girls looked and he is thrilled.“

Beki S., England

Rough Collie - Casey

“Sandra, Scott and I just opened up Casey’s portrait. It is so wonderful. The packaging was totally intact. We are going to frame him ourselves because we do not want anyone else handling him. I cannot thank you enough for the way you have made him alive with your amazing ability. We love him and will treasure him forever. Thank you Thank you Thank you. It is truly my boy!”

Dendy & Scott D. , USA

Pastel Horse

“All we can say is wow and thank you! We received the portrait Friday and the detail is just incredible!”

Georgia and Jack R. , UK

Yellow Labrador in Pastels

“Hi Sandra just letting you know the painting has arrived and it looks fabulous!!! We will be taking it to a framer soon. I shall definitely recommend you to anyone that wants a portrait doing! Thank you again so so much -it turned out to be the perfect birthday present. Many Thanks,”

Katie B., UK.

Horse Pastels Portrait

“Sandra – it is absolutely fantastic, it’s just Annie! I just know her owner will love it, I can’t wait until Christmas now to show her! Thank you so much.”

Kerri W., UK

Irish Setter - Murphy

“My beautiful Murphy-Moo was brought to life by the exceptionally talented Sandra Palme. Can’t thank you enough, Sandra – it’s like looking at a photo… but better. Truly magnificent! x”

Sarah M.