Pet portraits and Wildlife Art in Pastels
Specialising in highly detailed Pet portraits in Soft Pastels
Hello and a warm welcome to my website. Through this site you can commission me to create a highly detailed, bespoke portrait of your pet from your own favourite photograph using high quality, lightfast products to ensure your portrait lasts a lifetime.
I work to capture the true likeness of your Pet and Pastels offer a soft, painterly finish, making them highly desirable for many Pet owners and Art collectors too. I mainly create pet portraits of dogs, horses and Cats but will undertake any type of Pet. As I work from photographs, it allows me to accept Commissions from all over the UK as well as internationally.
As a pet owner myself, I know how much our animals are part of the family and having a portrait of them to treasure especially when they are no longer with us, can be very comforting.
I live and work as a professional pet & Wildlife Artist in Newbiggin-By-The-Sea in Northumberland, UK alongside my partner & fellow Artist Karen M Berisford in our own private studio, I also enjoy Photography which allows local customers to book a mini photoshoot of their pet with their Commission which ensures I have the ideal reference photo for your pastel portrait.
Feel free to take a look around my site and should you have any questions, please drop me a line or give me a call.
John is currently taking a break from art commissions due to other work commitments and will not be taking on any orders for Christmas this year.
As an alternative, John's partner Karen Berisford who is also an artist working with Coloured pencils and Acrylics is available for commissions. Find her website by clicking the link below.
Pet Portrait Commissions
If you are thinking of booking a Pet Commission with me, here are links to some important pages to help you with your decisions. Simply click on any of the images in the slideshow to visit the page and find out more about each. If you need to contact me at any time with a question, please do!
Here are some testimonials of my work from past customers. It is always nice to receive such feedback, knowing that a portrait will be treasured for many years to come is a real honour.
Lexi - Staffordshire Bull Terrier
"Just to let you know the parcel arrived today. Thank you so much. I am in awe of your talent and would thoroughly recommend you to everyone. Such a professional service throughout. I can't wait for my daughter to see this at Christmas"
Starsky - Bay Horse
"She loved it.
Her first reaction was 'that looks like starsky' and then it eventually sank in!
She was impressed with the level of detail especially around his mouth.
Harley - Whippet & Rabbits
"I was overwhelmed at how beautiful it was and completely blown away by the detail and precision. I can't thank you enough, I am In awe of your skills to have recreated such a beautiful piece of work. I had tears of joy this morning. Thank you so much!"