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Cat Portraits in Oils & Pencils

by melanie & nicholas

A Warm Welcome to Cat Portraits by Melanie & Nicholas

My name is Melanie and I work along side my husband Nicholas and we are both cat portrait artists. We specialize in highly detailed, traditionally hand painted and drawn cat portraits in Oils and Pencil with 20 years experience. We can arrange the whole package, from the initial concept right through to framing, we can even provide plaques for your portrait too. We hope you enjoy our website, scroll down to read more and we look forward to painting or drawing your cat soon!

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Cat portraits in oils by Nicholas Beall

By Nicholas Beall

The oil cat portraits gallery displays just a few of the cat portrait commissions Nicholas has undertaken over the last few years. When you visit the gallery you will be able to view larger versions of the paintings, the reference photos, some lovely testimonials from clients.

cat portraits in pencil

By Melanie phillips

My pencil pencil portraits can be found in my cat gallery, We work from one main photo for the pose and others for detail. Have a look around our website and if you would like to commission a cat portrait send us your favoruite photos via email at any time.

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Happy Client Gallery »

View our testimonials happy client galleries with wonderful photos from our clients. Photos of pets with their portraits, portraits in situ and lots more.


Gift Voucher Packs »

For last minute gifts order our beautiful gift voucher boxes with promotional material a card for you to send to the recipient. Emailed vouchers available.

dog portraits framed

Framing »

We offer a high quality, professional bespoke framing service by our local pet portraits framer Jane, along with silver, gold and bronze engraved plaques.


Cover Story

The portrait below is Barney and Zorro, a 24 x 18 oil painting for a client in France. Alan and Ros very kindly sent us a photo of Roz standing next to Barney and Zorro's painting in situ and I have also included their wonderful email below. Would you like to be featured as one of our cover stories? Email us for a portrait today!

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Happy Clients!


Dear Melanie and Nick,
It was a great pleasure to be able to speak to you and thank you in person for the wonderful portrait you created of our two 'boys'. Seeing the portrait of Barney and Zorro, our two much beloved Norwegian Forest cats, which my husband arranged as a surprise present for my 60th birthday, had me in tears of joy. It's a fabulous likeness created with such sensitivity that everyone who sees it marvels at the skill used to produce it.
I know from my husband that you took immense care to ensure everything was just perfect right down to the packing of the finished painting ready for its journey to France where it now resides. It's so wonderful that the landmark birthday I was not all that keen on experiencing turned out to be a fabulous day! Thank you both so much for everything. I won't hesitate to recommend you to my friends, their friends and anyone else who's might be considering commissioning a pet portrait. You're the best! Best Wishes
Ros Castle

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