Pet Portraits by artist 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 and work from my home studio in Gloucester, UK. 

I’ve been hand painting custom pet portraits in pastels professionally since 2010. You can see examples of my latest art by following me on social media (Facebook or Instagram). Alternatively you can read my blog articles where I often discuss new pet portraits I have completed.  

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

Pet Portraits (Animal Portraits including dog portraits, cat portraits and horse portraits)

Pet Portraits from photos

Pet Portraits in pastel

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 Birthday gifts. All my pet portraits are produced using pastels, a medium which I feel has a number of benefits. Pastels are great for highlighting texture like a pet’s fur. They are also more economical to produce compared to animal portraits in oil. On the subject of cost, please do compare the quality of my art and my prices with other pet portrait artists. I’m confident you will feel my paintings offer great value for money. 

You can view more examples of my work by visiting my pet portraits gallery page

Dalmatian in pastel - Image of framed dog portrait
Pet portraits make for a wonderful gift to any pet lover

Animal Portraits

Animal Portraits - Dog Portraits from photos

Hand painted & lifelike dog portraits in pastel from your photos. Range of sizes supplied either framed or unframed.

Animal Portraits - Cat portraits by Irina Petrova

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

Animal Portraits - Horse Portraits from photos

Custom horse portraits in pastel from your photos. I'm an equine portrait artist with great prices and 10 years experience.

Price Guide

The following prices are a guide. Pricing pet portraits depends on many factors including size, number of pets (subjects), background and type of pet 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
Our Reviews

Here are just a few of the many portrait reviews I have from satisfied customers. More reviews relating to some of my previous pet portraits can be seen on my Google My Business page or my Facebook page. 

5 stars
I just want to say THANK YOU so much for the portrait of my 4 horses that my boyfriend got me as a Christmas gift. 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 Portraits
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
5 stars
I received a beautiful piece of art & couldn’t be happier. I provided a couple of pictures and am extremely happy with the results. Irisha kept in touch throughout the process to make sure the finished piece was perfect & it is. Highly recommended!
Ann-Marie Moley
Dog Portrait
5 stars
A very special portrait of our much loved boxer, Mia. Irisha managed to capture her beautiful fun character in the painting, which is a constant reminder of how much she meant to us.
Catherine Perry
Dog Portrait
5 stars
Irisha, she produced a wonderful painting of my daughter's Irish Setter called Patsy. The likeness was incredible and the colour of her coat perfect.
Ian Cowan
Dog Portrait
5 stars
Received a brilliant portrait of our 3 dogs from Irisha it looked so realistic and very detailed would highly recommend.
Emily Boulton
Dog Portraits

Pet portraits - 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 quote. These include:

  • Whether the pet portrait is a head study or full body portrait. 
  • Whether the pet 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 pet portrait can then be collected or posted to you by special delivery. 

I am able to produce a pet portrait from physical photographic prints that you post to me or digital pictures that are sent by email. It’s important that the pet is clear and appears large in the pictures. 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 pictures you send the better the final pet portrait. 

Typically my pet portraits will take 3-4 weeks from point of order. 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 custom, hand painted 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
Cat Paintings

I think this letter says everything ❤🐱❤ “Toby’s  portrait has just arrived. It was a present for my husband and I for Christmas from Meg and Grace, our daughters. I had to write and thank you for such a wonderful work of art. It is like having Toby back in our lounge with us. Toby

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Dog Paintings
Midnite and Bo

The portrait of these beautiful dogs ❤’Midnite and Bo’❤ flew to USA just before Christmas. Machelle commissioned it as a Christmas present for her husband. I received a very beautiful and kind email from her when the portrait has arrived: “The portrait parcel arrived today and I am blown away by it!  It’s so beautiful.

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Cat Paintings

The portrait of Lucy was commissioned by Pauline and John as a present for their Daughter. When their daughter was very ill Lucy was her constant companion, and helped pull her through. I was very happy to receive a card with a lovely message: “Tracy and John were absolutely delighted with it. It was quite

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