Pet Portraits in pastel & oils

Welcome to my Pastel Pet Portraits website. I paint dog portraits, cat portraits and horse portraits in a range of sizes. My portraits are available in both pastels and oils. This website gives information about our prices and also shows examples of some of my previous work. Prices quoted are unframed but I can recommend a range of frames and supply framed if required. 

Should you have any questions about my services please contact me. 

Pet Portraits by Lorraine Gray

Welcome to Pastel Pet Portraits

I’m Lorraine Gray and I have been a professional animal and pet portrait artist for over 20 years. I have been delighting clients worldwide with commissioned paintings of their beloved pet from their photos.  In 2007 I appeared on BBC1 Television at Battersea Dogs Home. I am also an author of three books on how to paint pet portraits in Oils.
Many of my pet portrait commissions are from people who want a lifelike portrait to remember a recently passed, loved pet. With a good photo to work from and by talking to the owners about their pet’s personality I aim to bring their pet to life in my painting. I also get lots of commissions from people wanting to give a pet portrait as a gift. Usually this is a Christmas gift or a birthday gift. If you want to commission a pet portrait as a gift please book early. For those times where the decision is last minute you can always buy a gift certificate so that the owner can decide on the pose at a later date. Details of my gift certificates can be found on my prices page. 
Some examples of my work appear on this website. There is also a blog section where you can read about my commissions and view work in progress, finished pet portraits and framed paintings. I’m also active on Facebook and Instagram where you can view my work. 
My testimonials show that you can be confident that I will provide you with a pet portrait that is lifelike and will bring you many years of cherished memories of your pet. 

Portrait Services

Chocolate Labrador Portrait

Dog Portraits

Beautiful & lifelike dog portraits in either pastels or oils

Cat Portraits

Cat Portraits

Capture your cat forever with one of our cat portraits

Horse Portraits

Horse Portraits

Beautiful horse portraits from a photo in both pastels or oils.


Dear Lorraine, thank you with all my heart for doing such a marvellous dog portrait of my beloved Missy. I was expecting something special from you and special does not do justice to that which you have produced. I'm truly thankful. I made contact with Battersea Dogs Home to find out about you, after seeing 'Pavarotti' and you on Television…………..
Derrick (UK)
Dog Portrait
Lorraine did a dog portrait of our black lab Ryder for my husbands christmas present this year and I can’t praise her enough. It was an amazing likeness and it brought a tear to our eye when he unwrapped it. She is a fantastic talent and I have already highly recommended her to all my friends and family. It’s something we will always treasure, thanks Lorraine
Liz Clark (UK)
Dog Portrait
Shortly after our cat Archie died I asked Lorraine to do his portrait. It is so stunning and the perfect reminder of a beloved pet gone too soon. Lorraine worked so hard to get him perfect. I then asked for a dog portrait of our Charlie as a surprise for my husbands birthday which I’m struggling to keep a secret as I keep sneaking a look at it. It’s just so beautiful. Lorraine has a wonderful way of capturing personality beautifully. She’s also the easiest person to contact and chat with, knows how important it is to get it right and is a complete professional. if only everyone was so easy to work with.
Jules Cliff (UK)
Cat Portrait
Lorraine has just completed a horse portrait of our ponies, it is beautiful, brought tears to my eyes when I saw it. An amazing wonderful talent, thank you Lorraine.
Fiona Hamill (UK)
Horse Portrait

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We all love our pets dearly and so it’s only natural that we want to capture their personality in a painting. Why not contact me to enquire how I can give you a pet portrait that you will treasure?

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  • 07525 365 875
  • 21 Skelton Fields, Warfield, Berkshire RG42 2PE