Pet Portraits

“The joy of small things – … the pleasure of giving a painting to somebody as a gift and watching their face light up….”

“The idea of preserving a memory of a much loved pet who’s no longer with us…”

“I’m sad to see a painting leave the studio because I feel like I really know them…”

“I am writing to you this as I miss mazzie so much but went in andys bedroom and thats where your portrait of mazzie is , I looked and it made me feel better and happy seeing her lovely face ,,, just shows its never just a painting , its a big comfort to me and makes me smile” Ailsa

Here are some examples of my pet paintings. I can be contacted on facebook NikkiAttreeArt or via my contact page for commissions.

Postage is available worldwide.



70cm x 90cm – acrylics on canvas


‘Wilma’ 28cm x 30cm – ‘Pencil and pastel’ on paper


Blanco ’60cm x 60cm’ – acrylics on canvas

low res big Cadbury

Cadbury – 50cm x 50cm – acrylics on canvas


Ginger – 50cm x 50cm – acrylics on canvas


Tips on taking photographs

When taking a photo of your furry friend get down to their level ( eye level) don’t use flash as you will only get red eye. Try to fill the frame.

Take the photo in natural light where there is light (outdoors) and take the pic with the sun behind you. In Tenerife the light can be very harsh so the morning or evening light is preferable or just when the sun goes behind the clouds.

Having a friend to help you take photos might be a good idea, as one of you can hold on to the lead ,if your pooch keeps running away. Having a few treats to give to your dog might encourage him to sit longer ! Maybe a few days before you take the pictures, practice getting him to sit and give him a treat as a reward.

Lastly take a lot of photos ,in the digital age it doesn’t cost you anything to take a lot of photos ,only your time and one of them will be of a sufficient quality.

Happy snapping 🙂



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