My name is Melanie Phillips and I am a professional pet portrait artist, established for over 20 years. I specialise in highly detailed portraits of dogs, cats and horses from your photos and accept commissions worldwide.
I work along side my husband Nicholas Beall who is also a pet portrait artist in our little garden studio in the heart of rural Wales UK. We share our garden with some rescue chickens and a happy tibetan terrier called Lily. If you would like a portrait, pop over to our website at any time :)
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.pet-portraitartist.com
I live in the outskirts of Leeds with my wife Lynne
and my two boys. I have no Art qualifications other
than an 'O' level from school and consider myself
After leaving school I became an Electrical Engineer
and seemed to drift away from Art. Ten years later,after
watching John Blakey painting a portrait of Michael
York on TV, I was inspired enough to pick up Art
again, concentrating on portraits.
Originally I started with Faber Castell pencils
but I eventually discovered Karisma color pencils
which I find really versatile with an excellent
range of colours.
Because time dictates, my portraits are usually
drawn from photographs with only the occasional
one drawn from life, although I would like to include
more life drawing and variety of subject in future