“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened”
I normally visit your home to photograph your pet and when you have chosen the most suitable image, a watercolour painting is produced and supplied mounted in a wooden frame.
In certain cases if you have a high quality photo of your own, I will be happy to work from that.
The painting will be head and shoulders on a plain coloured background as you can see from examples in the gallery. They are presented in a 19”x15” wooden frame with a card mount making the picture area 15”x11”.
For commissions which entail posting, I do not include a frame, due to possible breakage, but no charge is made for postage to compensate.
For commissions out of the local area, I will send a proof of the finished portrait and if ok, payment must be made before posting.
The current price is £195, The price for a double portrait will cost £390.
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I attended Leeds College of Art for four years and received my National Diploma in Design (NDD). I qualified in Graphic Design and have worked in Advertising and Print Design ever since.
I went self-employed in 1975 and have always worked from home, apart from a few years, when I had a
studio and office in the centre of York.
One Christmas I decided to paint a portrait of my daughter’s dog ‘Bonnie’ and presented it to her and her
husband who were over joyed.
The inevitable comment came later - ‘You should do commissions’ - and that is how I started doing Pet
Although Pets are my main choice to paint, I have digressed into wildlife which I also enjoy.
I am currently in residence in a Penthouse flat in Kirkbymoorside with my wife Dorothy. A beautiful town in
North Yorkshire, ideally centered between the coast, the moors and the city of York.
“Derek's Portrait of Ted really captured Ted's character and the detail was outstanding.”
“Want to extend my deepest gratitude to Derek for the amazing painting, it was perfect for Peter's birthday!”