Purely Pet Portraits

Welcome to purely pet portraits

by artists Kate & Paul


Christmas is quickly approaching!

We only have a couple of pencil Christmas commissions spots left. We no longer accept oil or charcoal commissions for Christmas, we have been fully booked for these.

We are however accepting commissions for 2019, so feel free to contact us about these.

For Christmas we always recommend gift vouchers. These are available at any time and can be used later for a portrait in oils, charcoals or pencils.


The love of pet portraits in all forms is the driving force behind Kent based Purely Pet Portraits. With energetic personalities and skills for capturing animals characters these highly skilled Pet Artists strive to create a story with their work. Whatever the occasion, Kate and Paul are there to catch the magical moments in pencil, charcoal or paint. Feel free to get in touch if you’d like to learn more. Visit the oil painting, charcoal drawing and pencil drawing galleries or learn about the prices.


Commissioning a portrait is easy:

  • contact us to discuss what you would like us to paint/draw

  • alternatively you can send over photos to purelypetportraits@gmail.com so we can discuss which one is the best.

  • before the work begins you will be asked to transfer 50% of the fee.

  • once the fee has been transferred the commissioned artist will send you a quick composition mock-up showing how they’re planning to execute the drawing/painting

  • you will be notified when the portrait is ready so that you can transfer the remaining fee and shipping cost. You will also receive a photo of the finished piece

  • That's it! Now you can impatiently await the arrival of your new artwork!


Oil Paintings, pencil & Charcoal Drawings


On Purely Pet Portraits you can find both oil paintings, pencil and charcoal drawings. Oil paintings are painted with Daler Rowney oil paints onto gessoed board. They are shipped securely packed in acid free paper, bubble wrap and - depending on the size - either cardboard boxes or wooden crates. Each painting is insured and arrives within a day in the UK (longer if sent overseas). Pencil drawings are done on white paper. Charcoal drawings are created with black and white charcoal pencils on grey toned paper. Charcoals are sealed with fixative and shipped securely packed in reinforced tubes. Like oil paintings charcoal and pencil drawings are also insured and sent with one day guaranteed delivery within the UK ( overseas takes longer).

If you would like to learn more about the prices or commission process please visit the relevant pages.  


Oil Painting Gallery

from £450


Pencil Gallery

from £120


Charcoal Galleries

from £120




"Contacted Kate before Christmas to arrange a charcoal pet portrait for a Christmas gift. Couldn't believe the detail of the finished product when it got delivered. Absolutely brilliant! A real eye for detail and a very professional service indeed.
Totally recommend Kate's service to anyone looking for artwork. Thanks Kate :)"


"It's absolutely perfect!!! I feel I will still have Bentley here at home with me. It will be a pleasure to hang it on my wall! Thank you so so much!!!"




Prices for charcoal and pencil drawing start at £120 and oil paintings start at £450. Shipping fees depend on the size of the artwork. Charcoal and pencil drawings are shipped in tubes and shipping in the UK costs £7.30 for a guaranteed one day delivery. Shipping of the oil paintings start from £15.

About Kate & Paul

Learn more about the artists behind the portraits.