horse portraits by commission

Horse Pet Portraits by Artists Melanie and Nicholas

Hello and a very warm welcome to our horse portraits website! I'm Melanie Phillips and I work along side Nicholas Beall, my husband, who is also a pet portrait artist. Nicholas specialises in Oil Paintings, and I specialise in Pencil portraits.

We are professional horse portraits artists specialising in portraits of horses in pencil and oil. Commissioned worldwide for 20 years, we work from your photos, capturing the unique personality and character of 'your horse' on paper or canvas.

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.

Why not Email us your photos today, we are really looking forward to seeing them and hearing all about your fabulous horse!

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Oil paintings & pencil drawing gallery

Oil Painting Gallery by Nicholas Beall

Oil Paintings by Nicholas Beall

Visit Nicholas's oil painting gallery to view his beautiful horse portraits. Each and every painting is lovely hand painted by himself with care and attention to detail. Each portrait takes many hours to create and we hope you enjoy viewing them.

Pet Portraits in Pencil Gallery by Melanie Phillips

Pencil drawings by Melanie Phillips

Head on over to my gallery to view the pencil portraits. All of the drawings have been commissioned, including the portrait above for the Aga Khan. I look forward to seeing photos of your horse and working with you soon.


Horse Portrait Commissioning Process

Looking to find out how our horse portraits commission process all works? Our commission process page will be the place for you to visit. You can follow a previous commission from start to finish, of one of Nicholas' horse oil paintings of Chico. If you would like to email us photos of your horse for a horse painting or drawing, drop us a line at any time.

Commissioning Process >>

Horse Portraits Gift Vouchers


Testimonials - Photos and Emails from our Clients

Eleanor and her father commissioned a painting of their beautiful horse Ariel as a surprise for Eleanor's mum on Christmas day 2015. The photo below is of Eleanor and her mum with the oil painting. I have also included a wonderful testimonial email from Eleanor. See the oil painting of Ariel in full in our horse portraits oil gallery >> We have received some lovely testimonials and photos from our clients and we have gathered them all in one place for everyone to read, visit our testimonials page >>

Horse Portraits Testimonials
Hi Melanie,
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!
Eleanor Pile


Horse Oil Portrait Video

This video was taken when two horses portraits were ready to be packed and sent to separate clients for special birthdays. We thought it was a great opportunity to take some video of them to show our readers and prospective clients. We hope you enjoy the video, if you would like to see more, take a look at our Horse Portraits Video page.



Horse Portrait Prices / Info

Nicholas' Oil horse Portraits Gallery displays just a few of the commissions Nicholas has undertaken over the last few years. View his paintings in detail, the portraits framed, reference photos used along with testimonials from clients too.

If you want to commission a pencil portrait, or a pencil montage of your horse, visit my Pencil Drawing Horse Portraits Gallery to see lots of previous commission from clients worldwide.

If you would like to find out the price of our horse portraits, take a look at our Prices and Information page. It gives all of the necessary information on how to commission us, the process of emailing photos and placing a deposit. Any questions you are more than welcome to email. Prices >>

Horse Pet Portraits Melanie Phillips


Bespoke Framing for your Horse Portraits

We are able to offer our clients a bespoke framing service with our two dedicated framers who make our traditional frames along with beautiful swept frames. If there is a particular frame in your home that your family would want matched, we will try our very best to help. We have a full framing gallery with lots of lovely photos of the previous portraits that have been framed.


horse portraits framing


Watch your painting develop via email

We take photos of the oil paintings at each stage and email them direct to cleints to keep!

We enjoy taking photos at various stages so that you and your entire family are able to watch your portraits development and be part of the creation.

Once your paintings are complete we then post them on our blog. We also add news from the studio and often news about our our cottage renovations and the cottage garden.

Why not visit to read what we have added this week On The Easel or you can subscribe to receive a weekly summery email. On The Easel Blog »

Horse pet portraits in progress


Horse Portraits Vouchers

If you are looking to give a horse portrait to friends and family, however you are unable to arrange everything in time, our horse portraits gift vouchers could be perfect for you. Head on over to our voucher page to read more about them. Purchase our gift vouchers online or call our studio and order over the telephone. Horse Portraits Gift Vouchers >>

Horse Portraits Gift Vouchers


Virtually visit our studio!

We have made a dedicated page all about our studio and where both Nicholas and myself create our horse portraits. View photos of our workspace plus lots of pictures of our materials. Read what goes into the making of our paintings and drawings horses.

Horse Portraits Studio


Email Today!

Are you ready to discuss a painting or drawing with us? Email to send us some photos and we can help create a portrait for you!