Welcome to the website of Pet Portrait and Wildlife artist Karen Hartnell

I’m a professional artist based in Kinross-shire, Scotland. Although based in the UK, I send my art work all around the world. I am a dog owner and can relate to wanting to capture a special portrait of a beloved pet. Wildlife is also a big passion of mine. I’m lucky that I can combine my interests into my art.

I have been painting peoples’ dogs, cats, rabbits, horses, plus all manner of wildlife, as a career for over 15 years. 

I work in watercolours, acrylics and graphite pencil.

Browse my past work in my online galleries section, featuring Dog Portraits, Horses, Cats, Wildlife, and Rabbits.

Pet Portrait Commissions

Commission Waiting List – update January 2022 Commission slots available from around mid-February. Late March and first week of April is fully booked. 
I’m happy for you to contact me if you have a deadline and I can advise if it is achievable. 

Zazou, Sheltie

Commissions are undertaken from your photographs. I have written a blog with helpful tips for choosing the best photos for your portrait: Pet Portraits Photo Hints and Tips 

The Commission Information and Price Guides pages have full details of the process and terms.

Email me for a no-obligation quotation.  International orders are welcome.

Shop Online

Puffin head portrait

In my online Shop there are original paintings and Giclée art prints for sale of my work.


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Recent Art. Visit the Galleries page for more of my work