Bay Horse Watercolour


Commissioning a portrait is a very personal experience. Each portrait is tailored to your individual requirements.

Each portrait is lovingly created to capture the spirit and personality of your pet or favourite animal.

For the best results, I need good quality high resolution reference photos to base your portrait on. A close up of eyes and fur texture is essential. 

I realise that many portraits are memorials, and good quality reference photos are not always available. I'm happy to discuss how we can manage this during the initial stages of booking your commission.

If there is a particular animal that you would like me to paint, but you don't have your own reference photo, please get in touch and I will be able to send you a selection of copyright free images to choose from.

Upon agreeing the best medium, portrait size, reference photos, price and timescale, I will require a deposit of 50% to secure your commission space.

Please see price and size guide and how to commission a portrait below.

Commission Prices & Size Guide (GBP)

Mini Portrait


  • Paper size 5"x7"

  • Mount size 8"x10"

  • Head & shoulders

  • Professional single mount

Standard Portrait


  • Paper size 9"x12"

  • Mount size 12"x16"

  • Head & shoulders

  • Professional single mount

Large Portrait


  • Paper size 12"x16"

  • Mount size 16"x20"

  • Head & shoulders or Full Body

  • Professional single mount

Prices are based on one subject. The sizes are based on paper size. Your portrait will be a good size within the paper size. Includes professional single mount ready for you to frame. Price includes mainland UK delivery.

Please email to enquire about booking your commission.

Commissioning a Portrait couldn't be easier...

Complete the Commission Enquiry Form


Complete the Commission Enquiry Form below. I will contact you for a 50% deposit to secure your commission space, with the full balance being due on completion. Pay securely by bank transfer or PayPal. 

Send Your Photos


Upload good quality, digital photos via the upload page which you will be directed to once you have completed the Commission Enquiry Form.  We will then work together to choose the best photo to base your portrait on.  Check out  my 'Photo Guide' for tips on how to take the best photos.

You may not always have good quality digital photos, especially for a memorial portrait. I'm happy to discuss how we can manage this during the initial stages of booking your commission. 

Time to Create!


Your portrait is created using premium professional artist quality lightfast archival materials. I'm happy to send work in progress photos by email. Your portrait will be professionally mounted ready for you to frame. 

Approval and Shipping


Approve your portrait and pay the final balance. When your final payment has cleared, your  portrait will be carefully packaged flat and shipped using Royal Mail tracked and signed for.

Commission Enquiry Form

How it Works

What will you receive:

  • Premium Portrait created with the finest quality lightfast, archival professional artist materials to ensure your portrait lasts for decades to come

  • Your portrait will arrive professionally single mounted ready for framing

  • Signed Certificate of Authenticity

  • Artwork Care Guide

How long will it take:

Most Portraits are completed within 4 weeks or sooner. Leading up to Christmas, I'm very busy so you need to book well in advance. If you have a particular date in mind, please contact me by email asap to make sure I can meet your required deadline.

If you need an urgent portrait, I will do my best to accommodate you. If it is too late for a portrait, Fiona Dillon Art Gift Cards are extremely popular and arrive to the recipient by email. 

Place your order & Payment:

Once you have chosen your size and reference photos you need to complete the Commission Enquiry Form above. I will then contact you to obtain a 50% non refundable deposit to add you to my commission schedule. The final payment will be due once you have approved your portrait and are 100% happy. Commissions and Portraits are non-refundable.

Upload your photos:

When you've completed the Commission Enquiry Form above, I will send you an email with a link to upload your photos. I need at least one high quality, up close photo focused on the chest up or full body depending on the size option you have chosen. I also need a few more photos so I can get a feel of their personality, colour and fur texture. So much of your pet's personality is in their eyes, so please also try to send a close up photo of their eyes. Please upload high quality photos of your pet. If you are unable to upload your photos, please feel free to email them to me here. The better resolution, the better the portrait - see Photo Guide.

How will I receive my pet portrait:

When your final payment has cleared, your portrait will be carefully packaged flat and shipped using Royal Mail tracked and signed for.

Copyright and reproduction:

As the artist, Fiona Dillon retains all copyrights to works of art. If you wish to reproduce my portrait you must obtain my written permission.

Will my portrait appear on your website and social media?

​Highly likely! BUT if the portrait is a gift, please let me know and I will not show it on my website or social media until the gift has been delivered. Once the gift has been delivered, it is highly likely that I will add the portrait to my website gallery. I will also share it on social media so everyone can see what I have been working on!