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Commissions - more information and FAQs

A guide to choosing a reference photograph.

As portraits, especially pet portraits, can rarely be done from life a huge part of creating a portrait that a client will love is choosing the right more


How long will the portrait take to complete and other FAQs.



Pricing can be found on each product listing below. Commissions are priced based on size, there is no extra charge for a background and/or extra subjects. However if commissioning a portrait of multiple subjects the size must be large enough to accommodate. For a guide to suitable sizing please read here.

For alternate sizing, you can request a quote


Payment can be made in full when ordering, or a 20% deposit can be paid with the balance due upon completion of the portrait. 

Payment plans are available and are especially popular for Christmas commissions. To set up a payment plan simply contact us with your order and the date you would like your portrait to be completed by and your payment plan will be emailed back to you.

Gift vouchers are also available.

I accept commissions for anything, previous commissioned artwork has included vehicles and landscapes, among other subjects. Contact me with any requests and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

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‘Couldn’t be happier with the portrait of our dogs that Gillian did for us, our boys just shine out of the page full of the energy and mischief that is uniquely theirs, perfectly captured forever and beautifully mounted and framed. From beginning to end Gillian was a joy to deal with and we are over the moon with the end result which was ordered as a gift and rendered my sister speechless when she opened it. We simply cannot say enough good things about her or recommend her highly enough! 10/10 would buy again in a heartbeat!’

L. Sweeney


‘Couldnt say enough in one sentence but will have a go… Gillians work is extraordinary, a natural talent with a deep understanding of what our furry families mean to us, she has captured not only the perfect likeness of my dogs but also managed to show their individual; personalities, I have and will continue to highly recommend her to anyone interested in getting a portrait done.’

C. Rolfe

‘Gillians work is more than first rate , she captures the soul of the animal . I cannot rate her highly enough and recommend her to everyone.’

D. Shirreffs


‘Oh my gosh… Where to begin… I feel so Blessed to call Gillian a Friend even though we have never met… I commissioned a portrait of a friends beloved pet, Miss Gracie who passed of Cancer. I attached a picture of Gillian’s outstanding portrait of Gracie. Gillian, you have an innate talent to capture the soulful eyes in every single portrait you do. I love ALL your work and I save Every portrait you post. I show them to my friends at lunch and dinner. You are an Amazing Artist. You draw with your heart, mind and soul. It shows in Every portrait you do.’

D. Banning


‘I have loved seeing Gillian’s posts of her work and marvelled at how accurate she captures people’s pets. It’s like you’re actually looking at the pet itself in real life. I wondered how my “baby” would look and Gillian saw even more than any of us noticed! His little smile!! The portrait was a gift for me from my hubby and son and I’ll be honest..I shed a few tears when I opened it. Can’t thank you enough Gillian. I honestly don’t know if you realise how much happiness your talent brings to others.’

M. Flood


‘I am delighted with the two paintings you did for me, for christmas presents. My daughters cat Henrietta and a friends 3 dogs.Brilliant talent.’

W. Bell


‘Gillian did a portrait of our beloved Pickle who had recently passed away. She not only captured Pickle’s beautiful form perfectly, but even more importantly, her gentle sweet nature. We love this portrait even more than the many photos of Pickle as it really captures her soul. Gillian has a rare talent.’

J. Paterson