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Photorealistic Pet Portrait Commissions

Hello there pet lovers in the UK!


For more than 20 years now, I have been pouring my heart and soul into creating custom pet portraits specifically for pet owners in the UK. It brings me immense joy to capture the unique personalities and essence of your beloved furry friends.


When you commission a pet portrait from me, rest assured up to 16"x20" stretched canvas will be delivered to your doorstep free of charge. You have the choice between a beautifully hand-drawn pet portrait or a meticulously painted one using either oil or acrylic. Each hand-drawn portrait is carefully framed for that extra touch of elegance.


I am an active member of the Association of Animal Artists, UK and I exhibit my animal  artwork in galleries across the country and also as I am based in a beautiful tea estate in the highlands of Sri Lanka, my home-based art studio is a peaceful haven that attracts art lovers from around the globe, and I am visited by  quite number of British art lovers a year and the number of satisfied animal lovers and pet owners who treasure their portraits continues to grow and they treasure their commissioned pet portraits both for themselves and as heartfelt gifts for their loved ones.


Let's bring your furry friends to life on canvas with love and care!. Let me immortalize your pet's charm and spirit in a stunning portrait that you will cherish forever.

Affordable Prices so that everyone can enjoy a portrait of their fur baby

Daphne, Pet Portrait by Maria Abeyesekere

I understand that nothing compares to the special bond you share with your pet and I want to help you cherish that bond with a portrait that will last a lifetime.  I offer a variety of sizes and styles to choose from, so you can find the perfect portrait that will be a reminder of your friendship forever.

Pet Portrait Commissions & Affordable Prices for UK

Please note that these prices are lower than the prices I charge for the other subjects. Pets are a special part of my life too and that's why I want every pet owner to have a pet portrait of their much loved fur baby.

Socky, Pet Portrait by Maria Abeyesekere

Photo Reference 

Some quality photos of  your pet (Cats, Dogs, horses ...etc) is needed to get a clear picture of the tiny details to create a lifelike [hyper-realistic or photorealistic] painting.


For portraits, the ideal reference would be a high resolution photo taken at eye level but not absolutely necessary. I will guide you in the process of selecting the right image for the job. Email me the photos as attachments.

Pet's Behavior

I have had pets all my life but still it is important for me to get to know yours to deliver you with a portrait that you'll love to hang on to.


Once deciding on the final reference photo, size and the medium, a nonrefundable 30% deposit is necessary to proceed with the painting.

Completion of the painting takes about 3 to 5 weeks but it may vary depending on the size and the complexity. You will receive an email with a photo of the completed painting for your approval. Once the remaining balance has been transferred, delivery will be arranged. 



You will receive the painting well packed with a signed Authenticity certificate. 


While I'm based in Sri Lanka, I take commissions from around the world and courier charges for the larger sized canvases can be discussed before finalizing the job. 


Please note that orders sent outside Sri Lanka may incur customs charges/ import taxes upon delivering into your country. Buyers are responsible for any such customs & import taxes that may apply.  

Prices (US$ & GBP)


These prices may vary accordance to medium, background and no. of animals.


Larger sized paintings are rolled up in a tube when shipping but if you need larger sizes also on stretched canvas, then contact me for delivery charges and availability.

Oil-and-Acrylic paintings on stretched canvas & Drawings up to 16"x20" inclusive of specialized packing & free delivery to UK









Additional subject - add 20%

Pounds (£) Approx.

$550.00             451.47

$1120.00         1106.00


$1400.00          884.42

$1920.00        1560.00


Additional subject - add $90

A4 (8.3"x11.7") US$493.00          389.30


A3 (11.7"x16.5")US$759.00          599.35


Pounds (£) Approx.


Additional subject - add $70

US$465.00            367.19


US$719.00             567.77

Pounds (£) Approx.

Please note that the prices given for oils and acrylics are lower than the prices I charge for the other subjects such as wildlife, floral & still-life.


Pets are a special part of my life too and that's why I want every pet owner to have a pet portrait of their much loved fur baby.

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