Hi, we’re Kate and Paul. Welcome to our website. We live in Ramsgate, a beautiful seaside town on the South East coast of England. We are traditional artists working in oils, charcoal and pencil. We have over 30 years of experience working as artists, creating portraits of people, pets and illustrations to books and magazines. This website is dedicated to pet portraits and pet portrait commissions so please feel free to visit one of our galleries. To find out more about us visit the About the Artists page and read our short artist statements. We work with clients all around the world. In the past our works have been exhibited in the National Portrait Gallery and at the Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition in Mall Galleries.
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 are looking for a true likeness of your cat in a beautifully drawn portrait, then I would highly recommend Kate at Purely Pet Portraits.
I wanted a present for my partner of her beloved cat who had died, leaving a big gap in the home. I was concerned whether any artist would be able to capture the look, the detail and especially the character of Porky.
Having spoken with Kate, I sent her several photographs and she came back with three she thought suitable. She then sent me these with examples of how the charcoal drawing would look together with its grey background.
Throughout the process, Kate kept in touch. My early concerns about whether Porky’s unique character would survive soon vanished. Kate brilliantly captured a true likeness of Porky, especially her slightly ‘grumpy’…don’t mess with me look.
The present of Porky’s portrait was a triumph. It is much admired and now looks down proudly on to the room where she enjoyed many happy times.”
"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/$156 and oil paintings start at £375/$488. Shipping fees depend on the size of the artwork. Charcoal and pencil drawings are shipped in tubes and shipping in the UK/ to the USA costs £7.30/$14. Shipping of the oil paintings start from £15 (within UK) and $17 (to USA).
About Kate & Paul
Learn more about the artists behind the portraits.