Animal Portraits in Soft Pastel

Animal portraits are one of the many delights of being a portrait artist. I love my job!  I have always loved animals, from my first hamster to rabbits and many more.  Then my cat Mickey who came with our first house!  I love painting life and that is why I paint animal portraits.  I use only the finest professional soft pastels because they are incredibly light fast.  This means your animal portrait will last a lifetime in a glass frame.

Read more about how to commission a portrait and find out more about dog portraits, horse portraits and cat portraits.

Whether you are looking for an animal portrait for your own home or as a gift my top priority is your complete satisfaction.  I like to update you throughout the process so you can see your pet portrait progress from the first line drawing though to completion.  I will send you a progress photo after every session – you can feel free to comment and suggest amendments is necessary.  This can be done by sending photos via email or Facebook messenger.  Depending on the size and number of subjects your portrait will take a week to 10 days.  I often have a waiting list but if you have a special occasion coming up and need your pet portrait for a specific date  I will do my best to fit you in.

You can follow my Facebook page Susan Kerrigan-Harris Portrait Artist where I post my latest work (with my customers permission).

If your portrait is a surprise for a birthday I can be very discrete so the surprise is not ruined – just let me know the date it is needed for so I can ensure there is time to complete and frame the portrait. Some framers can take up to 5 weeks to frame a painting (even longer before Christmas) so this is worth bearing in mind.