Commissioning your Pet Portrait couldn't be easier...
1. Choose your Style and Size
3. Place your Order and then upload photos via link that will be emailed to you
4. 1-2-1 with Fiona to discuss your portrait
5. Approve your portrait and pay balance
6. Receive your beautiful portrait!
Custom Watercolour Pet Portraits
Custom Watercolour Pet Portraits hand painted from your reference photos.
The perfect gift for the pet owner who LOVES their pet more than anything!
Each Pet Portrait is lovingly hand painted with the finest quality professional archival materials. These make a timeless gift that will last for decades to come.
Please see Prices and Size Guide below.
Pet Portrait Prices and Size Guide
5" x 7"
from £150.00 including UK mainland delivery
One Subject Only
Image area 5" x 7"
Mount size 8" x 10"
Head and Neck
from £225.00 including UK mainland delivery
One Subject Only
Image area 9" x 12"
Mount size 16" x 12"
Head and Neck
from £280.00 including UK mainland delivery
One Subject (additional fee for more than one subject)
Image area 12" x 16"
Mount size 16" x 20"
Head and Neck or Full Body
What will you receive:
Original Watercolour Pet Portrait hand painted in my signature style on heavyweight 100% cotton archival watercolour paper
Your pet portrait will arrive professionally mounted ready for framing
Signed Certificate of Authenticity
Artwork Care Guide
How long will it take:
Most Pet 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 email me asap to make sure I can meet your required deadline.
If you need an urgent pet portrait, I will do my best to accommodate you. If it is too late for a pet portrait, Fiona Dillon Art Gift Cards are extremely popular and arrive to the recipient by email.
Place your order:
Once you have chosen your size and reference photos you need to place your order. I will require a 50% non refundable deposit to add you to my wait list. The final payment will be due once you have approved your pet portrait and are 100% happy. Pet portraits are non-refundable.
Upload your photos:
When you've placed your order, 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.
I need a 50% non refundable deposit to add you to my wait list. The final payment will be due once you have approved your pet portrait and are 100% happy. Pet portraits are non-refundable.
How will I receive my pet portrait:
When your final payment has cleared, your pet portrait will be carefully packaged flat and shipped by Royal Mail Special Delivery.
Copyright and reproduction:
As the artist, Fiona Dillon retains all copyrights to works of art. If you wish to reproduce my painting you must obtain my written permission.
Pet Portraits from Photos
Good quality photos, preferably digital are a must. Digital images are best as they allow me to zoom in on the details.
If you are able to supply a number of photos this will help me capture the detail of your pet. It is particularly important to provide a a close up of your pets eyes.
If you need advice on how to take your photos, please see 'Photo Guide' page.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does a pet portrait take?
Most pet portraits are completed within 6 weeks or sooner. Leading up to Christmas I'm is very busy so you need to book well in advance.
Can I have more than one subject in a painting?
Depending on your chosen medium and style, it may be possible to have more than one subject in certain sizes. To capture the personality and character of your pet, I usually only paint one subject per painting. Please email me here if you wish to discuss the possibility of more than one subject for your pet portrait.
When do you need payment?
A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to add you to my schedule. The final payment will be due once you have approved your pet portrait and are 100% happy. Your pet portrait will be shipped flat by Royal Mail Special Delivery when your final payment has cleared.
How much is delivery?
UK Delivery is included in the price.
Can I make copies or reproduce my custom painting?
As the artist, Fiona Dillon retains all copyrights to works of art. If you wish to reproduce Fiona's painting, you must obtain her written permission.
Do you only paint pets?
I happily paint wildlife, seascapes and landscapes.
Will my Pet Portrait appear on your website and social media?
Highly likely! BUT if the pet portrait is a gift, please let me know and I'll be sure to keep it a secret until you have delivered it! I normally share work in progress photos on my website and social media so everyone can see what I'm working on.