"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)


Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Give-A-Way Portraits

Colours of both portraits look a slightly different shade in the photos as were taken by my i phone so not very good quality I'm afraid.  Look much better in real life so to speak.

Visit Martha and Baileys Blog HERE

Martha and Baileys' pastel portrait was created on a lovely sandy colour pastel velour paper using pastels/pastel pencils. Size 11" x 14" when matted and framed. It has been framed in a textured photo frame in gold effect with a cream mount.

Visit Brians' Blog Here

Brians' pastel portrait was created on a lovely light grey pastel velour paper (not blue as looks in photos) using pastels/pastel pencils. Brains' eyes have been drawn open wider than in the photo. Size 11" x 14" when matted and framed, It has been framed in a textured photo frame in a silver effct with a white mount.
Update: Monday 3rd September
Both portraits are now on their way to their new homes.

Warmest Wishes


  1. Both portraits are just beautiful! You do such wonderful work!

  2. They both look great, Brian looks most handsome! Can't wait to see the 'real'thing. So nice that you captured Bailey's beautiful ears and Martha's wistful look. Thank you so much, you are very talented.

  3. Hi Hilary, we have just posted with a link to your site. Thanks again. We wish you every success with your pastel pawtraits.
    Much love

  4. I must say, we are totally thrilled and it is soooooo me! Thanks so much!

  5. Thank you so much everyone. I am so glad that Brian and Martha & Bailey are pleased with their pastel portraits. You are most welcome.
    Warmest Wishes


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