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 January 2019
Bookings for 2019 available. I'm quite flexible on deadlines at the moment. I have work bookings throughout February-May time but there is space still available in these months. 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 a booking is made.

A deposit of 50% is required to secure bookings.

See Commission Information pages for full details.

I'm aiming to start redesigning this website in February, and during that time the site will be down. I'll aim to get the bulk of it up and running again as soon as possible, hopefully within a day or two, so that information isn't offline for too long.

A new work-in-progress of my Labrador, Logie. I haven't finished his last portrait yet, but I wanted to get this one underway around other work. Acrylics on 20 x 20 inch / 50 x 50cm canvas. I'm trying out time lapsing with this and will be posting the videos on my social media pages.

22nd: Logie portrait progress photo (right). Quickly got this close-up as the light started to fade. Muzzle to finish, then chin, neck and finally his eyes.


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Latest Website Updates:

- Dog Pencil Portraits

Dog Watercolour Portraits

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