fine art horse pet portraits by commission
Hello and a very warm welcome to our horse portraits in oil and pencil by Melanie and Nicholas. My name is Melanie and along with my husband Nicholas, we are professionally trained horse portrait artists. I specialise in pencil drawings and Nicholas in oils paintings. We have been accepting commissions worldwide for over 25 years. Working from your own photos we paint and draw with the greatest attention to detail, allowing us to accurately capture a true likeness and an everlasting memory of 'your' horse to treasure for generations.
If you are looking to commission a horse oil portrait by Nicholas Beall as a gift to yourself or your family, you have landed on the right website! As you can see from his horse portrait of Ellie above, his portraits are highly detailed and realistic, however still retaining that all important painterly feel. He has perfected his skills over the 25 years of painting horses, dogs and cats in oils. Nicholas stands at his easel for many hours on each painting, using time honored techniques with his oils to ensure a perfect likeness to 'your horse'. Visit our Horse Oil Portraits Gallery to see more of Nicholas' work.
I absolutely love drawing in graphite pencil. It's my all time favourite medium and it's perfect for capturing horses for portraits to display in your home or to give as gifts to friends and family. Visit my gallery to see more of my commissioned work the pencil drawings of horses. If you are looking for a single head, multiple head studies or a full montage portrait, I can create this for you to any size required. Take a look at my horse gallery and let me know your ideas! If you have any questions please do message or email me at anytime.
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. If you would like to find out more about our Horse Portraits, head over to our Horse Portraits Commission Information page. We also have a full Horse Portraits Price List for our pencil drawings and oil paintings too! The oil painting of Pats Jester for client Kate in the UK was thrilled with the outcome. She also commissioned our framers to frame the oil painting too. Isn't it stunning!
We are very lucky to be able to live in a peaceful and tranquill setting along with our dog Lily and do what we love..painting and drawing! We have a dedicated studio in our woodland garden, large enough for us to both paint, draw, pack portraits, create our websites and entertain clients. If you would like to see where Nicholas and I paint our portraits head on over to our Studio and Materials page. Read what goes into the making of our paintings and drawings.
Over the last 25 years we have received a multitude of letters of heartfelt thanks from happy clients. We also have recieved some beautiful photos that clients have sent us of themselves and their portraits. We spend many hours working on each portrait and so its good to see them in their permanent home. Its almost like the end of a story, closing the book knowing that the customer is very happy. The candid photo below was taken by client Craig of his daughter with her 16th birthday present, a portrait of her horse Henry. Craig said that it was taken at 5:45 in the morning so his daughter is a bit bleary-eyed! We love it!
Christmas has been busy! Mum absolutely loves the painting! :) Here are some photos of the painting where it is at the moment. We aren't sure whether we're gonna keep it here or put it somewhere else in the house but thought I should send through some photos anyway :)
Thanks so much again for everything!
We hope you enjoy looking around our horse portraits website. If you are interested in commissioning a horse portrait from either myself or Nicholas, you are more than welcome to email us at anytime.