fine art horse pet portraits by commission
Welcome to our horse oil portraits gallery. Nicholas creates all of the oil paintings and I Melanie, create all of the pencil drawings. Our artwork is traditionally hand painted and drawn and we have been accepting commisison for ohorse portraits for over 24 years.
We work from our beautiful garden studio in the heart of the Welsh countryside surrounded by trees, landscapes and wildlife. Nicholas uses traditional media for his oil portraits and stands in front of his easel every day painting portraits for clients.
All thumbnails below are clickable and will lead you to larger pages where you can see photos of the artwork in progress, reference photos, the portraits framed along with some lovely testimonials.
We'd love to hear from you, contact us at any time.
A popular choice for clients is to have an oil portrait of their horse with the head and shoulders and a studio style background. This allows Nicholas to really focus on the features of the horse along with their personality and character. The natural coloured backgrounds allow the horse to be in full focus of the portrait. Square paintings hold quite a contemporary vibe and look fabulous when framed too. Many clients come to us, asking if we can create a 'Three Kings' Style painting with their own horses. We are always delighted to help and guide our clients in the kind of photos we need to create the composition. If you would like to see your horse full body, some of the larger sizes might be best for you, from 18 x 14 and above. This will then enable Nicholas Beall to create plenty of detail in your portrait, particularly in your horse face. Many of our clients like to have a head and shoulders composition, however prefer to see their horse outside. This isn’t a problem as we can add any kind of background to your oil painting. It could be a scene from where your horse lives, or perhaps you would like us to create a generic sky, graded and hedgeline composition for you.
If you would like to see Nicholas' painting right up close, you might like to head over to our up close and In Detail Gallery »
There is a lot of choice when it comes to framing and we can help you every step of the way when designing your frame to go with your portrait, keeping in mind your taste and your style of home décor, why not pop over to our horse portraits framing »
Digital cameras are usually the best for taking photos of horses as they have superb lenses and fast shutter speeds. This means they can capture the horse in movement and often take a much crisper and sharper photo. If you don’t have access to a digital camera the next best thing is to use a mobile phone. Ideally take your photos outside in natural daylight and get as close to your horse as you can. If you would like any help or guidance, pop over to see our Photography Tips »
Hi Melanie & Nicholas!
I am very happy to let you know that the portrait of Jake arrived safely! It looks ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS in our dining room!! We could not wait to unwrap it (very impressive packaging that completely protected it!) and hang it up. The frame is also gorgeous and fits perfectly with the portrait. The print is beautiful as well and will be perfect to take to France for our Wedding. Thank you both SO MUCH for the amazing work that you do. It has far exceeded our expectations and we could not be happier! We will definitely recommend you to others!
Warmest wishes, Kim
If you have enjoyed viewing Nicholas Beall's horse portraits gallery, we have more horse portraits, drawn by myself Melanie. in my pencil drawing gallery. Pop over to see Horse Portraits in Pencil Gallery.