Pet Portraits by UK Artist Sandra Palme – International Commissions

Horse, Dogs and Cat Portraits in pastel

For many people, a portrait of their pet is a very special way of honouring their feathered or furry friend.
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 portraits of pets in pastels and charcoal. From 2006, I have accepted hundreds of commissions worldwide and would be happy to create a lasting memory of your dog, horse, pony, cat or any pet from your chosen favourite photos. My aim is to capture your pet’s personality and essence together with their looks. I know how special your companion animal is to you!

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Pet Portrait Galleries

Please take a moment to have a look at my portrait galleries for some examples of my drawings of equine, canine, feline and wildlife artwork, including head studies, full body and group portraits of pets in pastels or charcoal. This is just a sample of my completed commissions, as it is impossible to display all of them.

If you are interested in having your pet drawn?
Email me for a free quote:

Labrador, Pony, Owl and dog portrait in pastels

Custom Portrait from Your Pet Photo

Your custom portrait will be drawn from your photograph(s). The better the photo, the better the artwork. It is so much easier to get the colours and the detail correct from a good quality photograph than it is for example from a poor quality one taken from a mobile. All that is required is at least one good reference picture of your pet that you can e-mail or post.

Ordering a Portrait

If you are thinking about ordering a portrait of your own pet or a pet of a friend, 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, I will email scans of the ‘work in progress’ 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.

Portraits Drawn from Reference Photo of Your Pet

I pride myself in producing quality artwork 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.

Birds, horses and cat portrait in pastel

Gift Vouchers

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


“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”
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