Welcome to Portraits of Pets,
the website of artist Karen Hartnell

I am a Pet Portrait and Wildlife artist based in beautiful southern Perthshire, Scotland.  I undertake commissions from photographs of pets, horses and wildlife. I work in watercolour, graphite pencil or acrylics.

My work can be viewed in my online Galleries.

The Commission Information pages have detailed information about the process, together with price guides. I am happy to answer any questions and offer advice, for example on composition or photos, and provide quotes for your specific portrait requirements. See below for current waiting list information.

Email portraitspets@aol.com for a no-obligation quotation. I usually reply within 24 hours Mon-Fri.

Commission Waiting List Information
update March 2019
I'm currently booked towards the end of April 2019. If you are interested in a portrait and require it by a specific date, I will confirm if I can complete the work by this time before booking is made.

A deposit of 50% is required to secure bookings.

See Commission Information pages for full details or
click here to download a Price List & Commission Information sheet, PDF format

Latest work added:

8th: A new wildlife piece underway: A young lion hanging about in a tree.

Under-painting is finished, and first area of detailing done on the top paw. I am hoping to exhibit this one over the summer if it turns out good enough.
Acrylics, A3 size. (reference photo by Laura Hanton, Wildlife Reference Photos).

25th: A new portrait of my Labrador is now added to the Dog Acrylic Portraits Gallery. Below is a photo of my handsome Logie posing with it.
Acrylics on 20 x 20 inch / 50 x 50cm canvas.

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Latest Website Updates:

- Dog Watercolour Portraits

- Dog Acrylic Portraits

- Dog Pencil Portraits

Hand-painted Plaques and Dog Crafts

Available to purchase and commission in my online store.

A great gift idea!

Browse the Galleries:

Dog Portraits

Cat Portraits

White-tailed Eagles

Other Wildlife

Horse Portraits



Work in Progress

Landscapes and other Art

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© Karen Hartnell
All photographs and artwork contained in this website are copyrighted. Reproduction, copying or redistribution of any part of this site is strictly forbidden.