Hello and welcome! You have come to the website of animal portrait artist Peter Drought.

A pet portrait must be more than simply an image, it must also capture a hint of the character, or soul.

Whether you are seeking the perfect gift, or to capture the character of a beloved pet, a portrait can make a beautiful piece of artwork that will be cherished for years to come. Meticulously hand crafted using only the finest artists grade materials, these items add a unique touch of class to any room and make a highly unusual heirloom that will grasp the attention of anyone who enters.

A full time professional, comming from an artistic family background on his father's side, Peter developed his skills over a period of more than fifteen years while working alongside horses. An experienced horseman in his own right, his regular and continuing experience with animals has allowed him to study them visually as well as understanding their behaviour and charachter. From this he has over time developed the skill for capturing a realistic but true to character likeness of an animal in his portraits.

Working only with high quality artists materials, Peter prefers a combination of Derwent Artists pencils used on textured Fabriano paper as the best medium for capturing the texture and depth of fur and bone structure. The completed pet portrait is then presented window mounted in a high quality wooden frame which can be sourced bespokely according to the clients requirements.

Why not take a look around the website. Further examples of animal portraits can be found in the gallery section and further details on how to commission can be found in the commissioning guide. Please feel free to browse.