My name is Melanie and along with my husband Nicholas Beall we are both cat pet portraits artists with 20 years of experience. 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 to see previous commissions. I work from one main photo for the pose and others for detail, email me your favourite photos at any time.
If you would like to find out how our cat portraits commission process all works, head on over to our live commission page to see more. Here you can follow a previous commission from start to finish. If you have any questions you are more than welcome to email or telephone us at any time. Commissioning Process »
Kim commissioned a pencil portrait of her beautiful cat called Tyson. The drawing was framed in our Windsor wash frame and Kim had some photos taken when the portrait arrived and was hung in situ in her home. You can see the photos below along with an email from Kim when she had seen the final scan of Tyson’s portrait. Kim telephoned me personally to thank me for the drawing. 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 »
I absolutely LOVE it. I can't wait to see it in person.
Here is the latest pencil drawing to come off of my drawing board. It is a beautiful portrait of Tyson at 12 x 10 size. The video is narrated, filmed and put together by myself, Melanie.
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 on our prices and information page. You can also find our about our framing too.
If you would like to chat to us about your portrait, if you are unsure how much it would cost for your size portrait or the ideas you have, just drop us a line and we will email you straight back.
Let us know if you are looking to have a pencil drawing or an oil painting. I, Melanie complete all of the cat portraits in pencil as you can see from my photo on the right. Nicholas specialises in all of the cat portraits in oils on Italian Line canvas.
You are more than welcome to email us at any time if you have any questions.
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 'On The Easel' blog houses all of Nicholas' in progress photos of his oil paintings as they happen. An example of a range of posts of Milly and Molly's portrait is below. Clients can watch their painting come to life which proves to be popular draw to Nicholas' work. You and your family can feel part of the process and the creation of your unique piece of artwork.
My completed cat portraits pencil drawings are also posted, along with photos of me and my hand working on them or my pencils laying on the drawings to show scale. We also posts videos of our completed artwork along with photos of the finished framed pieces and general news of what’s happening here in the studio too. Clients can comment at any time or share the posts with friends and family on Facebook. Pop over to see what we have posted today On The Easel or subscribe below to get a weekly roundup.
Purchase our cat portraits gift vouchers online, as special one of a kind gifts for friends and family. Both Nicholas and myself work to fairly long waiting lists. If you are looking to give a portrait for a special date or are unable to get hold of photos, our personalised and bespoke gift vouchers will be perfect for you. Head on over to our voucher page to read more about them and make your payment too. Cat Portraits Gift Vouchers »
We have collated a page for our clients to see where we create our cat portraits. You can also see photos of our canvases, paper and brushes along with Nicholas' pallet too. Our studio is located in the bottom of our woodland garden, so click on the photo below and wander through our gate and find us in our studio....
Drop us a line on firstname.lastname@example.org 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!