Horse Portraits in Oils & Pencils From Photos

by melanie and nicholas

Horse Portraits by Melanie & Nicholas

My name is Melanie and I work along side my husband Nick in our my lovely garden studio in the UK. We have been creating horse portraits in oils and pencil drawings for the last 20 years. We specialize in highly detailed, traditionally hand painted portraits, Nick specialises in the oil portraits and I create all of the pencil portraits. Each and every horse portrait we produce, is lovingly hand painted and drawn by ourselves, using traditional methods. Our sole aim is to capture the unique personality and character of 'your horse' on paper or canvas. We paint and draw with the greatest attention to detail, working from your own photographs. This allows us to accurately capture a true likeness and an everlasting memory to treasure for a very long time.


horse portraits in oils

Oil Pet Portraits Gallery

By Nicholas Beall

The oil horse portraits gallery displays just a few of the horse portrait commissions Nicholas has undertaken over the last few years. When you visit the gallery you will be able to view larger versions of the paintings, the reference photos, some lovely testimonials from clients and the horse portraits framed too.

horse portraits in pencil

Pencil Pet Portraits Gallery

By Melanie phillips

My pencil pet portraits can be found in my horse gallery. I work from one main photo for the pose and others for detail. Have a look around our website and if you would like to commission a horse portrait send us your favoruite photos via email at any time.



pet portraits happy clients

Happy Client Gallery »

View our testimonials happy client galleries with wonderful photos from our clients. We have photos of pets with their portraits, clients with their pets, portraits in situ and lots more.


Gift Voucher Packs »

For last minute gifts order our beautiful gift voucer boxes filled with lovely promotional material and a glossy card for you to send to the recipient. Emailed gift vouchers available.

dog portraits framed

Framing & Prints »

We offer a high quality, professional bespoke framing service by our local pet portraits framer Jane, along with prints of your portrait and silver and bronze engraved plaques.


..thank you so much, you guys have been amazing the whole way through and so helpful with everything, we really felt part of the making of this gorgeous portrait. No one could have done a better job, Nick has totally captured the essence of Harry it's absolutely incredible, he has so much presence in the painting. Katrine was over the moon with it and has said countless times that it's the best present she's ever had. So a huge thank you!!
Best wishes,
Maja x


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