Welcome to our cat portraits gallery in oils by Nicholas Beall. Nicholas creates all of the cat portraits in oils and you can see just a few of his previous commissions in his gallery below.
He works from our beautiful garden studio in the UK and is commissioned by clients worldwide. The photo on the right is Nick holding a one of his cat portraits in our garden just before packing the portrait to send to our cleint. We work with clients from all over the world, so where ever you are, if you would like to commission us, you are more than welcome!
All of the oil portraits below are traditionally hand painted by himself using the finest quality oil paints. Click each portrait to view them in more detail along with the reference photos, testimonial from the client and the portraits framed.
If you would like to send us your photos for a painting, you are more than welcome to from our cat portraits contact page. We are looking forward to working with you and hearing all about your cat soon!
We work from one main photo of your cat and use others for detail and colouring. Photos are extremely important in the cat portraits process. We are reliant on our clients taking excellent quality photos for us to work with. The better the photo, the better the painting.
Taking photos using a digital camera is always preferable as the photographs are much better quality and higher resolution as the lenses are more superior than mobile and tablets. Having said this, if you only have access to a mobile or tablet, take photos outside in good lighting, getting as close to your cat as you can.
Why not pop over to our cat photography tips page to see some live commissions and the photos we used for the paintings and drawings. Hopefully it will give you a good insight into the kind of photos we need of your cat to work from. If you need any help you are more than welcome to email us at any time.
We have received many wonderful emails and photos from our cat portraits clients. One photo we love is of Marianne and Junior.
Marianne sent us this wonderful email below when she had received the painting. We hope you enjoy reading it. If you would like to see more of our testimonials, visit our cat portraits testimonials »
Junior's portrait arrived safe and sound today. Nick did an incredible job, I feel like Junior himself is hanging on the wall! Here are some shots, one is taken from my front door, you can see, all who enter have a great line of site to him! Another is me and junior with the painting. It's pretty funny, Junior is such a little guy that the painting is literally larger than life! Awesome job Nicholas. Thanks so much, I will cherish it forever!
If you would like us to arrange framing, we can provide you with a professional, high quality framing service. We work with two wonderful framing companies here in the UK to frame our cat oil paintings.
The most popular frames for our oil paintings are the moulded and gold swept frames. There are a full range to chose from of plain and simple golds, to beautiful swept frames and the more ornate frames that you can see on the right. Which ever your choose, we can guarantee that the portrait and frame will give the wow factor in your home.
If you are looking for something a little more traditional, we work with a framer called Amanda who works with traditional woods either oiled, painted or and distressed. She has access to thousands of mouldings and we can always come up with something unique for you to suit your taste and match your home décor. Visit our framing page to view previous commissions - Cat Portraits Framing »