Snoopy, oil painting, 2014, 750 x 750 mm

A painting should do something different to what a photograph does. 

Commissioned works are special because they are unique. They can be given as gifts to loved ones or kept as a simple reminder of a beloved pet or person in your life.

I enjoy painting pet portraits with one animal per canvas. I also prefer to photograph the subject myself because it is a true reflection of my style.


  1. You request a quote and I will send it to you taking into account size, materials, artist fee, photography fee, the length of the project and the subject matter.
  2. I either photograph the subject or you provide high quality photographs to paint from. 
  3. Payment of 50% must be made before any painting can begin. 
  4. I create mockup sketches and email them to you so that you know what the piece will look like.
  5. I provide painting updates via email at various stages of the artwork.
  6. Artwork is completed and a photograph of it is sent for you to approve. Once approved, the full payment must be made before hand-over.

 Find out more about my process with this blog post.


Oil Painting

Oil paints, canvas, Liquin, linseed oil, turpentine, varnish.
Oil painting takes long time to dry, but the final quality, look and feel to the work is very rewarding. I always start with an undercoat of acrylic paint, then sketch the image with thin washes of acrylic. Once I am satisfied with the look, I will start with light layers of oil paint glazes. I use Liquin to speed up the drying process and can paint almost every three days, but I prefer to take my time. Once the painting is complete and completely dry I add a layer of Danmar Varnish to give it a stunning finish!

Acrylic Painting

Acrylic paints, canvas.
Acrylic painting is fast drying and a painting can be completed in a matter of weeks. I start with an acrylic undercoat, and then sketch with thin washes of paint. I build layers of acrylic paint from thin to thick. 

Sizes and Shapes

I work in rectangle and square format. My paintings are large scale and sizes start from:

  • A2 (420 x 594mm/ 16.5 x23.4") 
  • A1 (594 x 841mm / 23.4 x 33.1") 
  • A0 (841 x 1189mm / 33.1 x46.8")

Artist Fee

The artist fee encapsulates my skill as a Fine Artist, my overheads and profit.

Get in touch

Feel free to email me (Quaymberley) at and lets make something amazing together!