Commission a Portrait

I am booked up until January 2022 and will commence taking commissions from then on.

Below are prices based on canvas size and whether you want head and shoulders, full body or fully body and background where background refers to scenery, bedding etc. Otherwise, all portraits will be completed with a suitable portrait background (see Gallery for examples). PAYMENT PLANS to suit your needs available.

Canvas size Head and Shoulders Full body Full body +background
10 x 12 inches (24 x 30 cm) N/A N/A N/A
12 x 15 inches (30 x 40 cm) N/A N/A N/A
16 x 20 inches (40 x 50 cm) N/A N/A N/A
18 x 24 inches (45 x 60 cm) N/A N/A N/A
20 x 30 inches (50 x 75 cm) N/A N/A N/A
Add 30% to price for an extra animal on the canvas

If you require a size not listed here – please let me know.

To order your portrait you need to provide me with the following:

  • A good quality digital image of your pet (see Tips for taking your pet photo below)
  • Canvas size and type of portrait (head and shoulders or full body etc)
  • Information about your pet’s character
  • Your contact details – phone number, address.
  • Email me all the details (
  • A non-refundable 50% deposit which can be paid through PayPal to account or by postal order to Susan Mills, Ballymacthomas, Ballymacelligott, Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland ( 087-3599977 ).

Choosing the right image is a crucial step in ordering your pet portrait. Therefore, I am more than happy to advise you on the best image to use. I also welcome extra images as these provide useful reference points for hair and eye colour etc. but if you don’t have any, don’t worry.

Tips for taking your pet photo:

  • Make sure the environment in which you are taking the photo is not too bright or too dark.
  • Be at the same level as your pet.
  • Above all, I need to see your pet’s eyes clearly so I can capture their true expression.

On completion of the portrait I will email you a photo for your approval. Once you are happy you can pay the balance through PayPal or by postal order to Susan Mills, Ballymacthomas, Ballymacelligott, Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland and your portrait will be dispatched once payment has been received. If you are not happy with the final painting, there is no obligation to proceed with the purchase.

All artwork remains copyright of Susan Mills.