cat portraits by commission

Cat Pet Portraits by Melanie Phillips & Nicholas Beall

Welcome to our cat portraits website. We are a professional cat pet portraits artists - Melanie and Nicholas with over 20 years experience in our chosen field - pet portraits.

We specialize in highly detailed, hand drawn and painted cats in Pencil and Oils. 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.

Why not take a look around our website, have a look at our galleries and prices too. If you need to ask anything, just drop us a line! We look forward to working with you soon and seeing photos of your cats too!

cat portraits

oil paintings & pencil drawing gallery

Oil Painting Gallery by Nicholas Beall

Oil Paintings by Nicholas Beall

View the oil painting cat portraits gallery displaying cat portrait commissions Nicholas has created over the last few years. View larger versions of the paintings plus some lovely testimonials from clients.

Pet Portraits in Pencil Gallery by Melanie Phillips

Pencil drawings by Melanie Phillips

Visit my cat pencil drawings gallery to see some of my previous cat portraits commissions. I work from one photo for the pose and others for detail, email me your favourite photos for me to see at any time.


Commissioning Process

Would you like to find out how our cat portraits commission process all works? If so, 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 »

How it works - cat portraits process


Cat Portraits Testimonials

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 »

cat pet portraits testimonials
I absolutely LOVE it. I can't wait to see it in person.



cat portrait of tyson

Here is one of my pencil drawings of a beautiful cat called Tyson. The portrait was drawn at 12 x 10 size. I filmed and edited the video, and I am just learning how to do this so bear with me! If you would like to see other videos we have made, head on over to our Cat portraits Videos »


Cat Portrait Pricing & Availability

Looking to commission a cat portrait? Your first question might be - how much does a portrait cost? You can find all of our prices 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, or the ideas you have, why not email us from our contact page.

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 Linen canvas.

You are more than welcome to email us at any time if you have any questions. Prices »

Cat Pet Portraits Melanie Phillips


Bespoke Framing for your Cat Portraits

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 wooden frames. Then we have a company in the south of the UK who we order bespoke one off swept frames which are just incredible. 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 view some of our previous artwork framed, view the framing gallery.

cat pet portraits framed



Daily Progress of your portrait

Our blog is updated daily with all of our 'in progress' photos of our portraits. We paint all animals, cats, dogs and horses and you can watch them being traditionally hand painted, as they happen.

Each stage is shown online and it really makes the process special for our clients, they get very excited when viewing the stages! We also add Video clips too, which are filmed by myself. I also chat as I'm filming, explaining what is happening at a particular stage of the portrait.

Why not head across to see what I have posted today On The Easel or subscribe below to get a newsletter on a Friday. with a summery of all of our posts - On The Easel »

Cat Portraits and Pet Portraits in progress


Cat Portraits Gift Vouchers

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 »

Cat Portraits Gift Vouchers


View photos of our studio

We have collated a page for our clients to see our studio and view where we paint and draw our cat portraits. We also show photos of our canvases, paper and brushes along with Nicholas' pallet too. Our studio is located in the bottom of our garden, so click on the photo below and wander through our gate and find us in our studio....

Cat Portraits Studio


Contact us Today!

Drop us a line at - tell us your ideas for a painting or drawing - we are looking forward to working with you!