oil paintings and pencil drawings
My name is Melanie and I work along side my husband Nicholas Beall. Nicholas specialises in Oil Paintings, and I, Melanie specialise in Pencil portraits. We are professional horse portraits artists specialising in oil paintings and pencil drawings of horses. 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.
If you would like to find out how our horse portraits commission process all works, our Horse Portraits in Process - How it Works 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.
Eleanor and her father commissioned Nicholas to paint 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 below. You can see the 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 >>
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!
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.
Nicholas' Oil horse Portraits Gallery displays just a few of the commissions Nicholas has undertaken over the last few years. You can view his paintings in detail, the portraits framed, reference photos used along with testimonials from clients too.
If you are looking 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 our how much our horse portraits cost, take a look at our Prices and Information page. It will give you all of the necessary information on how to commission us, and the process of emailing us photos and placing a deposit. If you have any questions you are more than welcome to email at any time.
We are able to offer our clients a bespoke framing service with our two dedicated framers who make all of our traditional frames along with our swept and moulded frames. If you have a particular frame in your home that you would like matched, we will try our very best to help. We have a full framing gallery with lots of lovely photos of our previous portraits that have been framed.
Our On The Easel displays all of our in progress photos of our portraits daily. Clients can watch their painting come to life, similar to the image below. Nicholas takes photos at every stage of the painting process so that you and your family can feel part of the creation of your very own unique piece of artwork. Pop over to see what we have posted today On The Easel or subscribe below to get a weekly roundup.
If you are looking to give a horse portrait as a gift 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
We have made a dedicated page all about our studio and where both Nicholas and myself create our horse portraits. View photos of our desks and easels along with photos of our materials. Read what goes into the making of our paintings and drawings horses.
Email us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will reply as soon as we can. Send us your horse photos, tell us all about them along with your ideas for a portrait!