James Collins and his dog
Welcome to Pet Portraits UK. I am an artist based in Scotland. I can't claim to be self-taught since I graduated with a four year fine arts degree back in the stone age, but I feel I learned everything I know about painting animals in the years since, and on the job, so to speak. I can create a fine, realistic portrait of your dog, cat, horse or aardvark and post it flat-packed to anywhere that has a postal service.
On my site you can find a selection of some of the paintings and drawings of pets and other animals I have created for customers in the UK and elsewhere.
Apart from the photo-realism I aim at in my pet portraits I have a range of illustrations of cars, houses and landscapes, many with a surreal flavour, that I have produced in the last ten years or so, Last, but not least are some pages of loose pen and ink sketches.
Most of my portraits are commissioned from the UK but I've also had orders from Ireland, America and Australia. (I'm still waiting for one from New Zealand!). I work in watercolour, gouache, pencil, pen and ink and lately in pastel and coloured pencil.
If you would like a painting or drawing, just send me one or more photos by email or post. The better the photo the better the result will be. You're welcome to ring me on 01309 641556 to discuss a project. I can usually complete a portrait in about two weeks. I'll need a deposit of 20% and you'll receive a proof to OK before you pay the balance. Unless you're local I'll send the artwork to arrive by guaranteed post the next morning.
Some of my work is available as limited edition A4 and A3 prints on Facebook. See Collins Prints
James Collins BA(Hons)Fine Art