fine art cat pet portraits by commission

About Cat Portrait Artists Nicholas

Welcome to my about me page. My name is Nicholas Beall and as you probably already know from looking around this website I am a pet portrait artist. I enjoy painting not only cats, but dogs and horses too. I studied painting and drawing at Falmouth College of Art in Cornwall and then completed a HND in Natural History Illustration at Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design. This allowed me time to learn my craft of painting and drawing animals, wildlife, flowers, landscapes and seascapes. I have been living in Wales with my wife Melanie for over 22 years. We have a little cottage in the heart of the Welsh countryside along with a dedicated art studio in our woodland garden. A great place to paint and be creative.

I have selected a few of my favourite photos for readers to view. I enjoy bird watching and have a great pair of Nikon binoculars that I take with me if I am going on holiday or out about about on a walk where I am likely to spot an unusual bird or two. The photo below was taken while in North Wales trying to spot a Cuckoo that we kept hearing - we were successful in seeing them too.

nicholas on holiday

The photo below was taken in Looe, Cornwall near to where I was born. My family still live in Cornwall and I enjoy visiting a few times each year.

nicholas and Lily

This photo is of myself with a pastel portrait taken a few years ago in our garden. I now specialise in oil paintings of cats, however I still enjoy working in pastels from time to time.

nicholas beall

One of our favourite place to visit is the Pembrokeshire coastline. It is very similar to the Cornish coastline where I grew up. Thsi photo is of Melanie and myself on Newport beach.

melanie and nicholas


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