"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)



A pastel portrait is the most unique and personalised gift you could give and a wonderful thing to own. It can last several lifetimes, taking a little bit of your history into the future. Pastels are a wonderful medium for capturing the character and personality of the human face and figure and will become a treasured heirloom to pass down generations.

Now it is possible to commission a portrait without having to travel or to sit still for hours, no matter where in the world you live. All you need is to email clear photograph/s, pick your size and style (click here for fees), a deposit is payable with your order. Because there is no drying time involved with pastel, you don't have to wait months for your painting to arrive.

On completion of your portrait, you will receive a preview of the finished work and the balance and shipping costs will then be payable prior to despatch.

Gallery Of Pastel Portraits
By Hillary Rose

I am currently working on two pastel portraits
"Katie" Two Years & 10 months old 
"Daisy" One Year & 7 months old
They will take several weeks to complete but I will add them here as soon as they are finished. Line drawings have been done, they now have to be put onto the pastel paper and painted.
Being primarily an Animal Artist, Humans are new to me so
 "Wish Me Luck!"

The photos I am working from

Warmest Wishes
Hillary Rose
Genista Pawtraits
The House Of Genista