Pet Portrait Artist

Hello there, I'm Alison, but you can call me Aly. I've been enjoying the serene life here in beautiful Devon for a few years now, and I'd love to share a little about my journey with you.

You see, I've always had a passion for art, which began when I was in school. However, life took me in a different direction, and I never pursued it further. It wasn't until 2018 when I lost my beloved cocker spaniel that something magical happened.

In an attempt to immortalise my furry companion in a portrait, I dusted off my artistic skills, which had been dormant for far too long. To my surprise, I was completely captivated by the process. That one portrait reignited my creative spark.

Soon, friends and family began to notice my newfound talent and started asking me to create portraits of their cherished pets. And you know what they say, the rest is history.

Now, I'm on a heart warming journey of capturing the essence and personality of pets through my art, and I'd be thrilled to share this passion with you. Welcome to my world of art and pet portraits!


See the magic happen.......


Artistic Pet Portraits

Now, let's talk about the wonderful medium I work with—coloured pencils.

I'm a firm believer in using only the best, and that's why I've chosen high-quality lightfast pencils like Faber Castell Polychromos, Caran D’Ache Pablos, Caran D’Ache Luminance, Derwent Studios, and Derwent Lightfast.

These pencils aren't just any ordinary tools; they're designed to stand the test of time, just like the cherished memories you have of your beloved pet. When you choose a portrait created with these pencils, you're not just getting a beautiful piece of art; you're getting a keepsake that will last as long as your affection for your furry friend.

The reason I'm so passionate about coloured pencils is the unparalleled level of detail they allow me to capture in each portrait. It's all about preserving those unique features, expressions, and personality quirks that make your pet so special.

So, when you entrust me with the task of bringing your pet to life on paper, know that I'm armed with the most exquisite tools to make the magic happen. Your pet's essence will shine through in every intricate detail, and I can't wait to start creating a masterpiece that you'll cherish forever.

My Story

Allow me to share the spark that ignited my passion for art. Back in school, I was enchanted by the world of art, but life took me on a different journey, and for many years, I never picked up a pencil or brush. The occasional paintings of Disney characters for my children were my only artistic endeavours during that time.

In 2018, I made a bold decision to transform my life. I bid farewell to my long-standing career in Accounts and embarked on a new path, one filled with less stress and more opportunities for reflection and adventure. It was the year that Devon became my new home, and a fresh chapter in my life unfolded.

Tragically, that same year, I had to say goodbye to my beloved companion, Oscar, my loyal cocker spaniel. To help heal from the loss, I turned to the therapeutic power of coloured pencils. I decided to create a portrait of Oscar, and through that process, I discovered a deep sense of solace and comfort.

From that very first picture of Oscar, something remarkable happened. It was as if my artistry came alive again, and commissions began to flow in. My affection for coloured pencils grew stronger with each stroke, and I found myself immersed in a world of creativity and connection.

Now, I'm here, ready to use my newfound passion to capture the essence of your cherished pets. Every portrait I create is not just a piece of art; it's a tribute to the bond between you and your furry friends, crafted with love and inspired by the journey that led me here. I can't wait to embark on this artistic adventure with you.

About the Art:

Capturing your pet's essence is what I do best! All my portraits are crafted with high-quality light-fast coloured pencils on a Pastel mat board. Don't worry if you're unsure about the perfect photo – I'm here to help you choose the best one.

If you're thinking of including more than one furry friend in your portrait, there's just a small additional charge. It's 20% extra for the first pet and only 10% more for each additional one.

To secure your spot on my waiting list, a 20% deposit is all it takes. Please note that deposits are non-refundable. You only need to pay the remaining balance once you're thrilled with the finished masterpiece.

Let's make your pet's portrait a work of art!


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To reserve a portrait, please get in touch with me on:


Mobile Number:

07880 356317