Custom pet portraits by Diana Reynolds

Custom Portraits


So…. you’d love a custom portrait of you or your pet or pets or all of you!

DRD Portraits can create a custom, artistically created portrait which can be a detailed memento of a beloved pet and or a time in your life that you want immortalised in the traditional medium of portraiture.
There are many different styles of portraiture, from abstract through to exacting realism so it is important to consider what your relationship with your pet means to you or what you wish portrayed about yourself in a portrait. Are you zany or moody? Is your pet gentle or madcap? Qualities in you or your pet deserve recognition in an insightful portrayal, don’t you think? Do you want a portrait of just head and bust, whole body or pets/ people in a particularly memorable background like this painting of a Cocker Spaniel and his companions?

Many artists do portraits which reflect their own personal style or vision of the ‘sitter,’ which may not be what you want! So working with DRD portraits to create a sensitive rendition of your pet or yourself is of primary importance.

Commissioned art to cherish.

Also much depends on the use you wish to make of your custom pet portraits – is it to be a traditional artwork for your wall? Perhaps a digital image that can be turned into a series of print-on-demand apparel? Or maybe the image is to be used for some commercial purpose? Or even a combination of these!

How do I get a portrait created with DRD Portraits?

When you are ready, contact Diana through the website with plenty of lead-up time before your event, deadline or if the portrait is to be a gift as there is a lot of planning involved. This is especially important for birthday and Christmas gifts. Diana Reynolds Design gift certificates are also available!
What mediums and materials can I have my portrait created in?
The smallest portrait sizes are below, but all sizes can be catered for ~
Canson 200 gsm watercolour paper ~ 24 x 32 cm
Double primed canvas ~ 23 x 30.5 x 2cm the 38 mm sides
Quality pastel papers








3D sculpture

How to my portrait get started….

When you contact DRD, Diana will send you out a fact sheet with more information and details about getting your commission underway and how we can work together to create the best image for you!
Contact Diana through the website. Together we can come up with a suitable plan, budget, content, materials etc. You can also text Diana on 0424 758976 phone the landline on 02 8090 8878 in Australia.

Connect with Diana

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I love the portrait Diana painted of my beautiful Doberman Amber. The likeness took my breath away, as she captured the true nature and expression of my dog. It is really lovely to have a personal and unique art work that is close to my heart. I highly recommend Diana as a pet portrait artist. A. Mangan Sydney 2017


Your illustration enthrals me! It is such a perfect likeness of my cat Jove. It is a rare skill that gives me pleasure everyday. Thank you! Eveleigh Grey­­ 2016


My son loved his Yorkie so much and was heartbroken when he died. Commissioning a perfect portrait of her helped him so much. He has it hanging near his bed. Jan Hallett 2016


I can’t find words to describe what a joy it is to have such a playful portrait of our Blue Heeler. Now he’s an old dog and not so inclined to leap about as he did, so I enjoy looking at this gift. Thank you! David Browning 2014


My son loved his Yorkie so much and was heartbroken when he died. Commissioning a perfect portrait of her helped him so much. He has it hanging near his bed. Jan Hallett 2016


Diana did a portrait of my beautiful Akita Tani Kuma. The likeness was amazing, soon after my Akita passed over from old age. Her portrait is hanging with pride on our wall. Diana captured her expression so well. It’s truly life like. Thank you Diana for giving us a gift that we will always treasure. Natalie Kosseris, Kirrawee, NSW 2017


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