"Genista Pawtraits" is where you can find samples of my work which I mainly do for pleasure, family and friends. However, I have recently started taking commissions for Pastel Pet Portraits. I aim to create exquisite pastel pet portraits from your photographs that bring out the spirit, character and personality of your beloved and cherished other family member, with their unique personalites, cheeky grins, they make us laugh and smile and love us unconditionally. What would we do without them?

I am a pet owner and animal lover myself, and I understand how much pleasure and comfort an original pastel portrait can bring, either by celebrating an adored pet or remembering one we have sadly lost.

A commissioned pet portrait or gift voucher makes a unique birthday, Christmas, wedding or anniversary gift that will be treasured forever by the recipient.

I hand paint each portrait using photographs as a guide. I am not trying to make the painting look like the photograph but hopefully to enhance it to bring out your pets personality and character as a painting. Several photographs can be used to get the required pose and changes can be made to remove e.g. a hand, collar, "red eye" etc. It is important to use as clear a photograph as possible as a guide as the quality of the photograph will directly influence the detail of the painting.

I love to paint/draw, it is my refuge at times and a celebration at other times. I paint/draw in many styles/mediums as you will see over the coming months. Please take a look at all my pages on this blog.

For Available Artwork please take a look at my pages and/or my Website. Visit my "Prices/Sizes" page and"How To Commission A Portrait" for information.

Please leave a comment if you have time or maybe even become a follower, you are more than Welcome......

Hillary Rose - "Genista Pawtraits"

(The House Of Genista)


Saturday, 15 September 2012

Miniature Pastel Pet Portraits

NEW - Miniature Pet Portraits - NEW

I have recently been asked about creating smaller/framed portraits, so now I have available, 3 new sizes:

Frame Size 7" x 5" (17cms x 12cms) suitable for 1 head study subject £40 complete with mount and frame (Painting Size 5" x 3")  + p/p £3.95

Frame Size 8" x 6" (20cms x 15cms) suitable for 1 head study subject £45 complete with mount and frame (Painting 6" x 4")   + p/p £3.95

Frame Size 10" x 8"(25cms x 20cms) suitable for 1 head study subject £50 complete with mount and frame (Painting 7" x 5")  + p/p £3.95

These make ideal bedside portraits or on a sideboard or shelf. They are only suitable for a single head portrait and come complete with white cardboard mount and black frame (as shown above) in the price.

 Postage/Packing is NOT included in the price.

My Miniature Pastel Pet Portraits make IDEAL Christmas Gifts for any pet lover to treasure forever.

For larger size portraits visit my Prices/Sizes page HERE

Warmest Wishes


  1. What a nice size the mini's are! Your work is so beautiful!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  2. Thank you so much Mitch and Molly. I welcome your visits.
    Warmest Wishes
    Hillary x


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