About Me & My Custom Pet Portraits

Warm greetings, my dear friend!

Allow me to introduce myself — I am Irina Petrova, also known as the artist ‘Irisha.’ Since 2010, I have proudly served as a professional pet portrait artist, working diligently from my cosy home studio based in the UK. While I hail from the Siberian city of Irkutsk (Russia) originally, this beautiful country has become my second home, as I have been living and working here for many years.

From a young age, my passion for drawing consumed me, and I eagerly spent every spare moment indulging in this favourite pastime. I explored various subjects, capturing nature, people, and animals alike. However, as time passed, I discovered that my true artistic calling lay in the realm of animals, particularly pets. The majority of my artworks revolve around dog portraits, followed closely by cat portraits, and finally, horse portraits. In an ideal world, I would have the privilege of creating countless pet portraits, celebrating the unique beauty and companionship that each animal brings.

When it comes to crafting your pet’s portrait, I am committed to using only the finest quality materials. My chosen mediums include soft and hard pastels, as well as coloured pencils, applied to high-quality pastel mat or other exceptional pastel papers. In addition to pastels, I also offer oil portraits on canvas if desired. If you are interested in this option, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me to discuss further details. These great art mediums allow me to bring out the exquisite details, textures, and colours that make your pet come to life.

In terms of sizing, I offer a range of options for your pet portraits, and I will do my utmost to create a composition that perfectly suits your vision and desires. If you envision a multiple pet portrait, I am more than capable of working with multiple photographs to merge them seamlessly into a single captivating painting. Often, such commissions involve incorporating various elements and ideas from the pet photos, combined with the customer’s unique vision for the final artwork.

Your satisfaction is my priority, and I always take great care to listen attentively to your wishes, ensuring that your commissioned artwork becomes a truly special and one-of-a-kind masterpiece.

If you are seeking a custom portrait of your beloved dog, cat, or horse, and if the quality of my work resonates with you, I warmly encourage you to reach out to me for more information.

As a pet artist based in the UK, I am also delighted to serve clients worldwide who share a deep appreciation for the beauty and love that our animal companions bring into our lives. Whether you’re located within the UK or anywhere else around the globe, I am more than happy to create a stunning pet portrait that will capture the essence of your beloved pet.


31 St. Annes Road,

Our hours

09:00 AM – 20.00 PM
Monday – Sunday