Cat Portraits from Photograph – Cat Pastel Portraits

Please click on the portrait thumbnails to see larger versions of my feline artwork.
If you’re thinking about having your feline companion painted, please contact me and we can have a chat!

Welcome to my Cat Portrait Gallery!
Compare my portraits to the reference photos I used

For some reason, cat portraits are not commissioned as often as dog and horse portraits, which is actually a real shame. Cats are so beautiful with their unique markings and amazing eyes. Many cats also have that look of superiority on their little faces – a real pleasure to paint!

On this page, you can see a selection of cat art that I have been commissioned to do.

The portrait of Maine Coon tomcat “Spike” is the smallest (18×24 cm) but you can see that I am able to capture a lot of detail even if it’s not a very large portrait. Spike’s portrait was given away as a present to his owners. Most of the other head studies are slightly larger at 24×30 cm (about A4) – this is the most popular size for a cat portrait. It’s also ok for a full body study, such as the pastel painting of the two Scottish Wildcats. Again, it is possible to capture a lot of fine detail; however, you can go up one size (30×40 cm) if you wish. This size is also best for more than one head study, such as the painting of the three Persian cats (also a present for their Mum who had adopted them – all three were rescues).

You can commission your cat portrait in both pastels and charcoal although personally, I would probably choose pastels, simply because a cat’s eyes are so wonderfully colourful. Tabby, ginger, black, white, tortoiseshell – they all look fantastic painted!