Irisha, the artist

My name is Irina Petrova and I’m originally from Russia. I’ve been living and working in the UK for many years. Since 2010 I’ve been a professional pet portrait artist, working from my home studio in Gloucester. 

I enjoy painting a variety of subjects but pet portraits are my speciality. If you are looking for a portrait of your dog, cat or horse and you like the quality of my work please contact me for more information.

Painting and drawing has been a lifelong passion. I’ve been a professional artist for some years and enjoy all subjects. My specialty is pet portraits from photos. I receive commissions from all over the UK and some from overseas. 

I’m very flexible in trying to meet the needs of the customer. I’m able to create a pet portrait containing two or more subjects, even if you provide separate photos of the two pets. Many clients want a straight, classic pet portrait but I am also able to create pet portraits with some humour if this is preferred. 

A look at my gallery to see some examples of my previous work will give a good guide as to what I am able to offer. 

I email clients a digital image of their finished pet portrait and there is no obligation to buy the finished portrait until you are completely satisfied with the result.

Irina Petrova - Pet Portrait Artist

A4 Portrait

Head Study Only
Single subject
Unframed price


A3 Portrait

Full Body £270.00
Extra Subject +£80.00
Unframed price


Head Study

A2 Portrait

Full body £320.00
Extra Subject +£90.00
Unframed price


Head Study

Questions? Check out my FAQs page

Pet Portraits in Pastel

Springer spaniel Connie
Springer spaniel Connie
Springer spaniel Connie
Springer spaniel Connie

Animal portraits are a great way to remember our pets who are very much part of the family. They also make a wonderful gift for those difficult to buy for, friends or family members. Many of my pet portraits are given as Christmas gifts or for Birthday’s.

All of my pet portraits are produced using soft and hard pastels, as well as coloured pencils. Pastel is an excellent medium which I feel has a number of benefits. With pastel, you can achieve a wonderfully luscious, velvety texture that is perfect for showing the softness and highlights of a pet’s fur. If a pastel painting is looked after correctly it will last a very long time without losing its vibrancy.

Every pet is special to its owner’s, and I love to capture the unique personality of each and every animal to create something wonderful that you can treasure.


188 Reservoir Road,

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09:00 AM – 20.00 PM
Monday – Sunday

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07584 042881