Pet Portraits by Irisha

A warm welcome to my Pet Portraits website. My name is Irina Petrova but I’m known as the artist Irisha. Originally from Russia, I now live in Gloucester, UK. 

I’ve been hand painting custom pet portraits professionally since 2010 and I work mainly in pastels and coloured pencils. You can see examples of my work on my gallery page and also by following me on Facebook or Instagram. 

If you are looking for a dog portrait, cat portrait or horse portrait I would love the opportunity to capture their likeness in a pet portrait you will cherish.

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Pet Portraits from photos

Dog Portraits from photos

Dog Portraits

Lifelike pastel dog portraits from photos in a range of sizes supplied either framed or unframed.

Cat portraits by Irina Petrova

Cat Portraits

Pastel cat portraits from your photos. Commission me to supply you a cat painting you will love.

Horse Portraits from photos

Horse Portraits

Horse portraits from photos. I would love to supply you a horse painting or your horse or horses.

Pet Portraits Pricing

The following prices are a guide. Pricing depends on many factors including size, number of subjects, background and type of portrait. Please contact me with your exact requirements for an exact quote. 

A4 (and A4+)

£ 180
  • Head Study Only
  • Single subject
  • Unframed price

A3 (and A3+)

£ 210
00 Head Study
  • Full Body £270.00
  • Extra Subject +£80.00
  • Unframed price

A2 (and A2+)

£ 250
00 Head Study
  • Full body £320.00
  • Extra Subject +£90.00
  • Unframed price


£ 300
00 Head Study
  • Full Body £380.00
  • Extra Subject +£100.00
  • Unframed price

Pet Portraits - Testimonials

Here are just a few of the many testimonials I have from satisfied customers. More reviews can be seen on my Google My Business page. 

5 stars
I just want to say THANK YOU so much for the portrait of my 4 horses that my boyfriend got me for Christmas. It is absolutely amazing and they are all spot on! I can't believe how good it is, it looks like a photo! It's the best present I have ever received and you are very very talented. Proud to hang it up, thanks again xxxx
Kelly James
Horse Portrait
5 stars
Just want to say a huge thank you to Irina Petrova for this painting you did of Broxi, I was speechless it's so much like her. I will definitely be recommending you to my friends. 
Scott Reid
Dog Portrait
5 stars
I had a painting done for my Son's Bulldog who was absolutely devastated when he had to have her put to sleep. Irina did a fantastic job of practically bringing her back to life. She kept in touch with me every step of the way, making sure I was happy with what she was doing and I must say I was gobsmacked when I saw the finished article. It certainly brought a tear to my eye and I can highly recommend her. Thank you Irina
Gordon Reid
Dog Portrait
5 stars
About 5 years ago I bought a portrait of my border collie. He still has pride of place on my wall. I fully recommend anyone getting a portrait of their pet from Irisha. In the build up we exchanged various emails and photos so that the character is clearly shown in the artwork. It is a true likeness of my collie displaying his characteristics. Absolutely love it! Thank you so much
Jo Potton
Dog Portrait

Pet Portraits - FAQ

Examples of frequently asked questions. Click the question to reveal the answer.

I do list a price guide on the home page and on my dog portraits, cat portraits and horse portraits pages. It is however a guide and there are a range of factors that determine the final price. These include:

  • Whether portrait is a head study or full body portrait. 
  • Whether the portrait is of one subject or more than one subject. 
  • How simple or complex the background is. 
  • Whether you want the pet portrait supplied unframed or framed. 

I require a deposit to start a pet portrait. I email an image of the finished portrait and there is no obligation to buy until you are happy with it. Once you are happy the balance is payable (cash, cheque or Paypal) and the finished portrait can then be collected or posted to you by special delivery. 

I am able to work from a physical photographic print that you post to me or a digital image that is sent by email. It’s important that the pet is clear and appears large in the image. Ideally the lighting will have been neutral so that the fur colour is accurate in the photo. Also avoid images with red eye if possible. Sending multiple images that illustrate certain features or reveals your pet’s personality will help. The better the images you send the better the final portrait. 

Typically a portrait will take 3-4 weeks. Certain times of the year are busier but I can always give an approximate completion date before I start.  

Some customers want to arrange their own framing. I am able to supply your pet portrait framed if you prefer. I only charge for the cost of the frame, no fee for actually framing. I can advise which frames I use or you can send me the frame you would like to use.

Latest Blog Posts

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Irina Petrova

Fisher 400 Pastel Paper – A Review

If you would ask me –“what paper should I use to create my artwork?” – I would answer without any hesitation “Fisher 400 Pastel Paper”. I know it may sound like I am trying to promote the Fisher 400 Pastel Paper but this is absolutely genuine advice! And it doesn’t matter whether you are just

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Let’s Talk About Cats

Recently I have decided to work on creating more cat portraits for my collection and I will also release these as prints. My decision is based on my experience at my new part time job at the lovely local gift shop “Candle Tree” where I sell some of my prints. One of the most popular

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Border Collie Portraits
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Warm welcome to my new website

Welcome to my new pet portraits website! I’ve owned this domain name for about 10 years but did not really make the best use of it. This fresh design has been completed to try and help me showcase my work to a wider audience. I hope customers old and new like the new look. I

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