Book A Portrait

Pet portraits make beautiful wall art for your home as well as providing lasting memories of your much loved companion. Please contact me to discuss your requirements

Timescale - As the portraits as so lifelike and highly detailed each one takes many hours to complete. Therefore, I only accept a limited number of commissions each year. Please get in touch to discuss availability, I'm always happy to answer questions and help in any way I can.


Free Photo Shoot - If you are local to me you may like a free photography session that captures a good variety of poses & expressions. Alternatively, I’m happy to work from your photos providing they are good quality.


Together we will decide which pose  best portrays the personality of your animal companion and what type of background you feel would suit them best.

I'm happy to guide you on choices for all aspects of the portrait such as the style of the background, the size of the portrait and which frame would look best.

Framing Included - As pastel paintings are created using soft pure pigments, they have a delicate surface which can easily be smudged. Framing is the best way to protect them so is included in the price.


The frames are hand made in a range of whites, creams, greys or black. A range of premium wood and solid oak frames are also available at an additional cost. Click here to view my range of frames.

Taking Your Own Photographs - Here are a few tips to help capture great photos:


  • If possible, use a camera to capture the best quality images. Phone cameras are also okay if they are high resolution and can capture details in shadows & highlights.

  • Take photos in natural light, it's best not to use flash.

  • Try to get down to eye level with your pet rather than standing above them.

  • Make sure that the picture is in focus around the eyes

  • Please send photos in their original format - don’t crop or edit them as this can reduce the quality of the image.

Pricing for 2022 - These prices reflect both the amount of time spent on each portrait and the cost of the high quality materials used.

Price includes standard frame of your choice 

The prices below are based on typical portraits sizes however, I can work to any dimension required. Please contact me to discuss specific requirements dawnwhiteartist@gmail.com

12"x10"/12"x12"   £350

12"x16"/16"x16"   £475

14"x18"/18"x18"   £575

16"x20"/20"x20"   £675

19"x27"                  £775

Additional subject - add 25%

Highly detailed background - add 10%

Postage – Framed portraits can be collected from my home in Fife or delivered within a 25 mile radius.


Solid oak frames can be posted as they are glazed with crystal clear acrylic which is safe in transit.


Unframed portraits can also be posted. These will be card mounted and carefully packaged to protect the pastel surface. A reduction in cost will apply as no frame will be supplied.


Postage is normally next day tracked and signed for. The cost, including insurance, will be agreed in advance of posting.


Full payment is due before the artwork is posted. Proof of postage and tracking details will be emailed on the day the parcel is sent.