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

I’m a professional artist based in Kinross-shire, Scotland. I specialise in pets, horses and wildlife, working in watercolours, acrylics or graphite pencil.

The Commission pages give details of the process, together with a handy price guide. Portraits are undertaken from your photographs. See below for current waiting list times.

Contact me for a no-obligation quotation, and I’m always happy to answer any questions and offer advice.

The Galleries showcase my work, which includes: Dogs in watercolouracrylics and pencilHorsesCatsWildlifeRabbits and Landscapes.

I also have an online shop which has an ever-growing selection of items, including hand-painted plaques and dog crafts.


Commission Waiting List Information – update September 2019

Christmas bookings 2019: space available, working on a first-come-first-served basis. Deposit secures booking.

Booked through around mid November – if space becomes available in the meantime, I will update. 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 your booking is made.

A deposit of 50% is required to secure bookings.  See Commission Information page for full details or download a Commission Information and Price Guide PDF below: