Pet portraits

Our task must be to free ourselves … by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.

Albert Einstein

Two horses, Jupiter and Indigo, painted by Katie John

Jupiter and Indigo, pastel 1991

Dear pet owners and animal lovers

Welcome to Animal Magic! I take commissions to paint much-loved pets or other favourite animals. I specialise in horses and dogs, but I’ll happily turn my hand to anything from a mouse to a rhinoceros (just in case there are any rhinoceros owners out there …).

I usually work from photographs, but where possible I like to sketch animals from life as well, so I can more easily capture their movement and character.

Please feel free to browse the galleries on my site. I have included finished work plus some of the sketches I did for particular commissions, as well as a variety of sketches from life, to give you a clearer idea of the way I work.

If you would like a memento of your pet, or a present for a relative or friend, please contact me. I look forward to hearing from you!

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