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Realistic Pet Portrait Commissions

Hello there pet lovers ,


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 & USA. 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 and American 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 & USA

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 and USA









Additional subject - add 20%

Pounds (£) Approx.

$550.00             451.47

$1120.00         1106.00


$1400.00        1105.89

$1920.00        1560.65


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.

Commissioned Pet Portraits 2024

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I understand that pet owners have different preferences when it comes to the style of their pet's portrait. Whatever your preference may be, we are here to help you create a portrait that truly reflects your pet's unique features and personality. So, feel free to let me know what you have in mind I'll work with you to bring your vision to life.

Please note: I will not issue an Authenticity certificate for the pet portraits commissioned for your references created using AI.

Frequently Asked Questions on Custom Pet Portraits

What is a custom pet portrait?

A custom pet portrait is a beautiful and unique way to immortalize your beloved furry friend. These bespoke artworks capture the essence and personality of your pet, making for a timeless keepsake that you can cherish for years to come. Commissioning a custom pet portrait allows you to showcase your pet's individuality and create a special piece of art that is tailor-made for you. Whether you want a realistic portrayal or a more whimsical interpretation, a custom pet portrait is a heartfelt gesture that celebrates the bond between you and your pet. Don't miss the opportunity to transform your pet's photo into a stunning piece of customized art that will be treasured forever.

Why should I choose you to commission my custom pet portrait?

When it comes to choosing someone to commission your custom pet portrait, look no further. My commitment to providing affordable prices without compromising on quality sets me apart. With years of experience as a professional artist spanning over two decades, I take pride in creating pet portraits using a variety of mediums to suit your preferences. By choosing me, you not only get a unique portrait of your beloved pet but also a piece of art that will stand the test of time, ensuring that the memories captured will be cherished for generations to come. So, make the smart choice and trust me to bring your pet's personality to life on canvas at a price that fits your budget.

When I choose you, an artist from abroad, will I have to spend more?

When considering custom pet portraits by an artist from abroad like myself, you might wonder about the delivery costs involved. Let me assure you that I strive to make the process as seamless and cost-effective as possible. In the case of the UK and USA, I offer free delivery up to 16"x20" on stretched canvas pieces. This not only ensures that your beloved pet's portrait arrives safely but also emphasizes my commitment to providing exceptional service to my clients. Additionally, by choosing an artist from abroad, you can bring a unique and distinctive touch to your pet's portrait that captures their essence in a truly one-of-a-kind way.

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