"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)



Why not give someone a very special and unique present that they will enjoy for years to come? An authentic gift of art. Cherished memories of their beloved pet can be immortalised forever in a timeless portrait.

Personalised gift certificates are now available and make ideal Christmas, birthday, anniversary or wedding gifts!

A Gift Certificate gives the recipient great flexiblity to enjoy your kind and unique thought. They will be able to choose the photo(s) of their beloved pet themselves and will be able to have their pet captured the way they love it the most.

A certificate can be purchased for any monetary value eg £15, £20, £50, £75, £100 and is valid for two years from the date of purchase. A personalised gift certificate, with its unique number, dated and signed can be either emailed to you to print out yourself or can be posted to you or direct to the person you want to suprise in paper form, whichever you prefer.

If you would like the amount to remain off the certificate and you have paid the WHOLE amount for a portrait I can just state on the certificate which size portrait the voucher is redeemable for.For this option however postage/packing cost is also incurred. For example, should you wish to purchase a gift certificate for a loved one to cover the whole cost of a SINGLE 11" x 14" pastel pet portrait, the cost would be £55 + post/packing dependant on where the recipient of the gift certificate resides £5.95 UK, £11.95 EU and £19.50 everywhere else.Your certificate would then look like the example below:


If you would like to purchase a personalised gift certificate,
simply email me!

Warmest Wishes
Hillary Rose