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Horse Portraits - Oil and Pencil Pet Portraits

Hello and a very warm welcome to our horse portraits website. My name is Melanie Phillips and along with my husband Nicholas Beall, we are established horse portrait artists. We work in oils on canvas and graphite pencil on paper. We are professionally trained artists and have been accepting commissions from clients worldwide for 22 years. We have been lucky enough to have drawn portraits for some wonderful clients including Lady Bamford and the Aga Khan to name a few. 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. We hope you enjoy viewing our website and you are more than welcome to email us your photos today.

Horse Portraits in Oil & Pencil

Nicholas specialises in the Oil Paintings on canvas, and I specialise in the pencil drawings of horses. We work from your photos, capturing the unique personality and character of 'your horse' on paper or canvas. View our horse portraits galleries in both Oils on Canvas and Pencil Drawings below.


Horse Portrait Prices & Info

If you are looking to find out how the whole process works for commissioning a horse portrait, our commission process page is a great place to start. Follow a previous commission from start to finish. If you would like to find out the price of our horse portraits, take a look at our Prices 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. The portrait below is of Jubilee & Trinity which you can see in our Horse Portraits Gallery.

Horse Portraits Gift Vouchers


Latest portraits & Testimonials

All of our latest paintings and drawings can be seen in one place - plus you can subscribe to get updates too. View our 2018 Latest Portraits gallery and check out our pencil drawings and oil paintings from this year so far. Caroline (below) recently received one of my pencil drawings framed as a surprise Christmas gift from her aunts, read all about it on our Client Testimonials page.

Latest Portraits

2018 Latest Portraits

We have an ever revolving gallery of all of our latest portraits form this year. Pop over to see our oil paintings and pencils drawings along with the stories behind them on our dedicated gallery 2018 Latest Portraits »

horse portrait testimonials


Pauline and her sister commissioned me to draw a portrait of Cherokee, as a surprise gift for their niece Caroline. Caroline very kindly posed for a photo with her portrait and Cherokee too! You can see more happy photos on our Testimonials »



Horse Portrait Detail Gallery

If you would like to see our artwork up close and in detail, why not pop over to see our Horse Portraits In Detail Gallery. You would’t normally see portraits up this close, everyone who views artwork usually stands a few paces back, however we wanted to show our prospective clients how beautiful and full of fine detail our portraits are. We hope you enjoy viewing them!

Horse Portraits Detail Gallery


Melanie & Nicholas

Melanie Phillips

Find out about Melanie Phillips

My name is Melanie and I am the one who creates our websites. Everything is written by myself. If you would like to find out about me, the artist behind the websites and drawings head on over to my page....Read More »

Nicholas Beall

Find out about Nicholas Beall

My name is Nicholas Beall and I am one half of Melanie and Nicholas pet portraits. If you would like to read about me, my interests and why I became an artist, visit my about me page to find out more..Read More »


Bespoke Framing for your Horse Portraits

We are able to offer our clients a bespoke framing service as we work with three amazing framers for our horse portraits. Each company we work with specialise in different styles and rages so we can make sure we have a frame to suit every clients style, home decor and taste. 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


Gift a Portrait and Our Art Studio

If you are running out of time before a specific date to have a dog painting or drawing created - or don’t want to ruin the surprise by asking for photos, then our Gift a Portrait service might be perfect for you. Very similar to a traditional gift voucher, with a difference! Its unique for our dog portraits! Head on over to our Gift A Portraits page to find out more. You can also visit our studio and materials page to see what goes into creating a dog portrait too.

Horse Portraits Gift Vouchers

Gift A Portrait

If you are looking to give a horse portrait to friends and family, however you are unable to arrange everything in time, our Gift A Portrait service could be perfect for you. Gift A Portrait >>

Horse Portraits Studio

Our Art Studio

Read where both Nicholas and myself create our horse portraits. View photos of our workspace plus lots of pictures of our materials. Our Art Studio >>


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.


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


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