cat pet portraits in pencil gallery by professional artist melanie phillips
My name is Melanie and I am a professionally trained cat pet portrait artist. I have been drawing all animals including cats for commission for nearly 20 years. I work from a lovely purpose built studio in my woodland garden surrounded by trees and wildlife. Its the perfect place to draw and be creative! I hope you enjoy viewing my cat portraits below, don’t forget to take a look at my pencil pet portraits website where you can see al of pencil drawings and much more!
The portrait of Tai and Chi was commissioned by Nancy Miller in 2014 to give as a Christmas gift for her daughter in 2014. The photo of Tai and Chi was excellent to work form, they were lazing in the summer sunshine as you can see and the whole scene was fantastic to draw. I really enjoyed drawing them and you can see photo of both Tai and Chi below along with a photo of the cats with my pencils on to see the scale of the drawing.
Clients can commission a portrait of their cat from anywhere in the world, I have been commissioned from far and wide including UK, USA, Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong, Italy, France and Australia to name a few. As you will see from my pencil pet portraits website, I not only draw cats, but all other animals too. I can create portraits as head studies, full bodies, full backgrounds along with my popular option of Montages. The montage portrait enables clients to have their cat portrayed in a variety of different poses in one drawing. Why not pop over to my gallery to see more!
The portrait of Baxter was commissioned by Nicholas Richter in 2012. Sadly Baxter had passed away and Nick and his family wanted me to portrait Baxter sitting out in the sunshine in the garden - one of his favourite places. The portrait was framed by our framer and I have added a photo of Baxter, a photo of my hand working on the drawing and a photo of the portrait framed.
My website gives all of the information you require to work out what size portrait would be best for you for the space you wish to display the drawing. It might be a grand large portrait to hang over your fireplace, a small portrait to hang in your study or office or a mid sized drawing to display in your bedroom. My prices page gives a wide variety of sizes and and if there isn't a set size perfect for you, drop me an email or give me a call, as all of my sizes are bespoke. View my prices and sizes.
The portrait of Nina and Smasher was commissioned by Fred Nash for his niece. Fred emailed a photo of Nina and Smasher which you can see below, along with a a fantastic photo of Fred's niece with both cats and her portrait displayed in the wall. I love seeing photos of my clients with their drawings, it really makes my job perfect!
I work with a lovely framer who creates all of my bespoke frames for my pencil portraits. They are luxury frames, off the shelf, made to your specification. I can also provide engraved plaques to go along side the frames, which can be placed on the frame, or under the glass in the mount / matt, which looks simply amazing. Visit my website to see more examples of the frames and plaques.
This portrait was completed for Sebastian Durant, just before Christmas in 2015. Sebastian emailed me many photos of his cats Rufus and Floyd and i did a number of mock-ups for them to work out a perfect composition for both cats. The family were thrilled that the portrait could be complete before Christmas as a lasting memory of two most wonderful cats.
You can see more of my portraits on my dedicated pencil pet portraits website - www.pencil-petportraits.com Pop over to view my drawings, along with lots more information, frames, up close in detail gallery with more information and prices.
I have had many happy clients over the years and if you would like me to create a wonderful and detailed graphite pencil portrait of your cat, please don't hesitate to contact me at any time.