cat pet portraits by professional artists melanie phillips and nicholas beall
My name is Melanie and along with my husband Nicholas Beall we are both cat pet portraits artists with 20 years of experiance. We specialize in highly detailed, traditionally hand painted and drawn cat portraits in Oils and Pencil. We can arrange the whole package for you, from the initial concept right through to framing, we can even provide engraved plaques for your portrait too.
The oil cat portraits gallery displays just a few of the cat portrait commissions Nicholas has undertaken over the last few years. Visit the gallery and view larger versions of the paintings, the reference photos, some lovely testimonials from clients.
Visit my cat pencil portraits cat gallery wto see previous commissions. I work from one main photo for the pose and others for detail, email me your favoruite photos at any time.
If you are looking to commission a cat portrait, one of the first things you might need to know is - How much does a portrait cost? You can find all of our prices for Oils, Pencils and framing on our prices and information page. If you would like to chat to us about your portrait, if you are unsure how much it woudl cost for your size portrait or the ideas you have, just drop us a line and we will email you straight back.
Marianne and Junior were so kind in having their photo taken next to their commissioned oil painting. Nicholas painted Junior in 2012 at 20 x 16 size and Marianne was absolutely thrilled with the results. We have received many wonderful testimonials and photos from our clients and we have gathered them all in one place for everyone to read, pop over to our cat portraits testimonials page to see more photos similar to the one below.
Melanie and Nicholas,
Junior's portrait arrived safe and sound. Nick did an incredible job, I feel like Junior himself is hanging on the wall! It's pretty funny, Junior is such a little guy that the painting is literally larger than life! Thanks so much, I will cherish it forever! Here are some shots from my front door when you walk into the house, you can see all who enter have a great line of site to him! It looks great! Thanks again, awesome job!
We can offer the complete package when you order your cat portrait - everything is optional. We have two wonderful framers who supply us with frames, our local framer hand makes our traditional frames and we have a company in the south of the UK who we order bespoke one off swept and moulded frames which are absolutely stunning. You can have any colour frame from gold, silver, bronze to painted along with gold and silver leaf. We also offer engraved plaques where you can have any text engraved on a gold, silver or bronze plaque. This completed the paintings beautifully. To see more photos of our framed portraits take a look around our framing gallery.
Our studio Diary houses all of our in progress photos of our portraits as they happen. Clients can watch their painting come to life, similar to this in progress photo of two cats Ginger & Maggy. Nicholas takes photos at every stage of the painting progress so that you can watch your painting truly come to life from the comfort of your chair. Each stage is shown online so that you and your family can feel part of the process and the creation of your very own unique piece of artwork, bringing to life your horse in paint. You can comment on the studio diary at any time or share the posts with friends and family on Facebook. Pop over to our studio diary to see what we have posted today!
If you are looking for a special gift for a friend or relative our Gift Voucher boxes might be perfect for you. They are very handy if you are looking for a last minute gift that looks like a lot of thought has gone into it! We can provide bespoke and personalised gift vouchers of any amount sent either to you or direct to the recipient.
Drop us a line on email@example.com and we will be in touch with you as soon as we can. Email us your cat photos and tell us all about them and your ideas for a portrait!