Pet Portraits in Pastels - Pet Portrait UK Artist Jonathan Margetts

What some of my happy clients have to say

"Many thanks to Jonathan for the wonderful portrait of our very special Jack Russell Murphy! He has captured Murphy's personality as well as his features. I commissioned Jonathan to do this portrait as a present for my parents who I believe will be over the moon when they see it! I would recommend Jonathan to anyone looking to have a portrait of their pet! Many thanks again Jonathan !"
Emma- Sidmouth

Jack Russell in pastels
"A huge thanks to Jonathan for doing such a fantastic job on painting Jess a Jack Russell as a present for a friend. He really captured her personality and her owner thought it was a photo because it was so life like!! I would definitely recommend Jonathan as you will not be disappointed. A huge thanks again."
Jennie Howells - Glamorgan

''A big thank you Jonathan for our lovely picture of Charlie our Jack Russell. We are extremely pleased with it. It looks great over our fireplace. I would definitely recommend Jonathan because as he provides great service and is talented artist"
Elaine - Bath & North East Somerset

"I can never thank you enough for the gorgeous portrait my collie Blade. You have captured so accurately his loving temperament, it is like just looking at him. It is so life like! I can never thank you enough for all your hard work and look forward to having more portraits painted of my dogs."
Anne- West Midlands

"I have just received the painting of Mop. I am so chuffed with how it turned out Jonathan. You captured Mop perfectly! Thank you so much"
Clare P - Warwickshire

''Wonderful painting! Jonathan captured Barry's image so well. Especially his eyes and facial expression. You could even pick up on his personality traits, it was so well done. A true artist who captured not just an image, but the whole being. Thank you so much for eternalising our loved dog in this precious and beautiful way''.
Anja- Chepstow, Gloucestershire

Yorkshire Terrier in pastels'' Jonathan has painted a portrait of Chester my Yorkshire Terrier. WOW! On receiving the picture I was completely lost for words!!! He has not only captured Chester’s expression but also his personality. When showing the portrait to family and friends they recognise that it is Chester but ask ‘is it really a painting? Jonathan has amazing talent. There are many Yorkies in this world and one tends to think they all look alike. However Jonathan managed to find that individual expression that each one must have. What can I say!! I am thrilled with my painting.''
Phyllis Bennett - Wiltshire

" I cannot thank you enough for another wonderful portrait. It is absolutely gorgeous and truly outstanding. You truly have an amazing gift for detail" 
Anne- Birmingham

''Thanks so much for completing the portrait of our beautiful dog Dyce in time for my husband's birthday. He loved it – even thought it was a photograph, to begin with. He feels you especially captured the look in Dyce's eyes, and was also delighted with how realistic his fur looked. Although Dyce isn't with us any more, we now have a wonderful reminder of him, hanging in pride of place in the living room. All in all, one of the best birthday presents ever. Thanks again for such a great portrait.''
 Kay Leitch- Bath & North East Somerset

" I can't thank Jonathan enough for the portrait he did of our late Jack Russell Tramp. Jonathan was very friendly, professional and was extremely helpful. I couldn't have even dreamed of receiving such a beautiful rendering of her that really captured her individual look and her personality too. The whole family have been amazed by the painting and this will make a wonderful present for my nan. Once again I truly thank you."
G. Dyer - Essex

" I commissioned a portrait from Jonathan of our Yorkshire Terrier Buttons for my husbands birthday.  I can only say we were both delighted with the portrait as it truly showed his cheeky nature which we love. 
 So when the question of having our second Yorkshire Terrier Zipper portrait completed, there was no question to whom we would ask. We have just received the second portrait from Jonathan and it is just perfect.  At last we will have both our boys hanging on the wall"
E. Matthews- Bath & North East Somerset

Molly pastel painting
''Jonathan came to my house and took several photographs of my dog, Moll a feisty terrier, and the resulting portrait is very life like. He has captured her character and she is instantly recognisable and the painting much admired by all. Thank you so much Jonathan for an amazing rendition of Moll''
Mabel Smith - Somerset

Horse painting in pastels
'' Thank you so much for the wonderful painting of our horse Rosie. It captures everything about her, her markings, the sparkle in her eye and above all, her personality. The painting has so much detail, down to the last whisker. Both paintings that we have had from you have been excellent. You are a very talented artist and I would highly recommended you to anyone''
Christine Howells - Cardiff

Springer in pastels''We are very pleased with the painting of Fudge which has captured his character and is a superb piece of work from a talented artist. Thank you!''
Steve and Sue Hunt- Wilts

Border Terrier in pastels'' Just a quick note to say that my wife loved her 'Christmas present' portrait I commissioned of our little Border Terrier Pip. You certainly managed to capture his character sitting in his usual pose checking the garden out for trespassing squirrels. The fine detail of your artwork is amazing particularly his eyes, indeed, close inspection of the portrait shows all of the many colour variations within his coat. For anyone thinking of having a portrait completed of their pet they should consider commissioning Jonathan, I can assure  you they won't be disappointed.'' 
John-  Warwickshire

Archie Mounted Completed
'' Jonathan, I am delighted with your pastel portrait of Archie. You have insightfully captured the essence of our adoring, characterful hound in a pose which is so typically him. It is a joy to look at and has pride of place in our home.  The pastel work is so skilled that my mother thought it was a photo when she first saw it! Your approach to the commission was highly professional, thoughtful and sensitive and you really inspired a sense of trust that Archie's personality was 'in good hands'.  Knowing that this image of our faithful friend will be there after Archie's days to remind us of him is powerfully touching and meaningful and I am hugely grateful for this priceless piece of art.Thank you''
Mel P - Bath & North East Somerset

Framed pastel of Boxer Dog
'' I am absolutely delighted with Jonathan’s portrait of our Boxer, Arthur. He has cleverly captured not only the physical appearance of our dog but also his spirit. This will be a greatly treasured picture of a much loved member of the family! Thank you so much Jonathan''.
Dawn H - Wiltshire

''I thought I must write to congratulate you Jonathan on your fantastic portrait of my faithful dog Ben. You have managed to capture his looks and character perfectly. Thank you so much !''
Ms Fox - Devon

Labrador in pastels
''Many thanks Jonathan for producing such a wonderful picture!
You have captured such the true likeness and the magical character of Jake our Labrador. We wish you well with your future art work.  What a wonderful talent to have to offer''
Best wishes
Amanda C- Somerset

''Thank you so much Jonathan for my lovely picture that you painted of my cat , Missie. She is so life like and takes pride of place on my wall at home and receives many great comments''
Samantha P - North Somerset

''I commissioned Jonathan for a portrait of my Parsons Jack Russell Terrier. The resulting picture was breath taking! Such fine detail and the positioning of Benny is just perfect. It's as if you are looking at Benny in real life rather than him just looking at the viewer which I found a lot of artists do not capture. Thanks so much Jonathan for a fabulous painting!'' 
Steve M - Staffordshire

Barney - Pastel painting
''Hi Jonathan, We were so delighted with our picture of Barney, it is so life like
and so very special to us all.  You have captured his character so perfectly
that so many friends and family think that it is a photograph!''
Best wishes
Pamela O.  North Somerset.

''Jonathan has a wonderful ability to capture the personality of the your pet in his paintings. He has painted both my mother and mother-in-laws dogs. Each time he has captured the detail so well, even down to the glint of mischief in their eyes. I have no hesitation in throughly recommending Jonathan and his artwork''
R Cowin - Bridgwater, Somerset. 

Dog in pastels
''Jonathan has painted 2 dog portraits for us in the past. I have to say the portraits are absolutely amazing, not only do they look exactly like the animal, to almost photographic quality but they also capture their character. Anyone who commissions a portrait from Jonathan will not be disappointed''.
N & M Barron - Cornwall

'' Hi Jonathan, I just wanted to say a special big thanks for the lovely paintings you have done of my Springer-Collie, Sam. I especially love to look at the medley of him as he was growing up – It is so lovely to be able to bring back the happy memories of his cheeky character whenever I look at this''.
Amanda - North East Somerset

I commissioned Jonathan to paint our two dogs for a surprise Christmas present for my husband. To see the joy in my husbands face was magical, he cannot get over the fact that it is a perfect likeness of his girls. The best present ever. We have shown all visitors the painting and they are all amazed at the likeness.
Thank you so much Jonathan"
Carole -Cirencester, Gloucestershire

''Jonathan has painted 2 dog portraits for us in the past. I have to say the portraits are absolutely amazing, not only do they look exactly like the animal, to almost photographic quality but they also capture their character. Anyone who commissions a portrait from Jonathan will not be disappointed''
N & M Barron - Cornwall      

"A huge thank you to Jonathan, not just for the artwork itself but also for all the effort he put in. The process right from initial discussions through to the completed artwork was thoroughly professional and pleasurable. The portrait has perfectly captured the dogs and was delightfully received by my wife as a surprise Christmas gift. I will be in contact with Jonathan again when I want another one painted. Many, many thanks" 
Paul Johnson - Somerset

"Jonathan has really captured the character of our dog and his patience in getting the right photo to base this on was really appreciated. Thank you"
Sarah B  - Somerset

"Thanks Jonathan for a perfect portrait of our little best friend. You've managed to capture his handsome good looks perfectly! The whole process was very easy and thank you for such a quick turnaround. The portrait was a birthday present for my boyfriend who was absolutely delighted with it. Thanks again, we'll be recommending you!"
Caroline & Simon  - Bath

“Having seen previous works by Jonathan I felt that a portrait would be the ideal gift to give. I wasn't let down with the end result as he managed to superbly capture Daisy the Dalmatian's characteristics. I was very impressed with punctuality also as Jonathan managed to get the painting to me in time for the recipients birthday. Couldn't recommend Jonathan highly enough to anybody considering a pet portrait and I will definitely be contacting him again when I get a dog of my own!” 
Thomas, Warwickshire

" Thank you so much Jonathan for the three wonderful portraits you have just completed for us. They are outstanding reminders of Jack, Freddie (the two cats) and Pip (our dog).  You were kind enough to have them completed by my partners 60th and all so are beautifully framed.  Along with Friends and Family we are all so impressed and I have already been asked for you details by two people.  I hope these lead to many more well deserved commissions."  
Andrew Joyce - Nailsworth, Glos.

"We had wanted to get a portrait done of our beloved Kea, but was concerned that the finished article would resemble the majority of German shepherds as opposed to our special little lady, so had decided against the idea…
However, unbeknown to us, our children commissioned a painting by Jonathan for a gift at Christmas. We were absolutely blown away!  Jonathan has captured her character and there is literally not one hair out of place in the picture. To say we are thrilled is an understatement.
I would recommend Jonathan in a heartbeat. His work has brought us so much pleasure.  The picture hangs in the hallway at the bottom of the stairs and makes me smile every single morning just as she used to.
Thank you very much Jonathan."
Susan Nichols -North Yorkshire

"Being the proud owner of one of Jonathan’s paintings already, I didn’t hesitate to commission a picture of our gorgeous German shepherd Ben. Once again, I was rendered speechless when looking at the finished painting for the first time.. The picture is yet again outstanding… the amount of detail that Jonathan has captured is truly remarkable. It wouldn’t be any more realistic if it were a photograph. Every single detail is true, from the fluffy fly-away hair at the base of his ears to his tongue that seemed to spend most of its time hanging outside of his open mouth !! Ben’s picture will be hung alongside Kea’s in the hallway, so that everyone can admire them both together once again..
Thank you so much Jonathan, your amazing talent brings us so much joy, not to mention the odd tear".
 Susan Nichols- North Yorkshire

"Jonathan provided an excellent service in regards to both the communication throughout the process and in the quality of finished painting. I had given him only a few weeks to complete the painting and was amazed by the results he was able to produce. With the brilliant customer service offered, I would recommend his services to anyone and I will definitely be using his service again in the near future. Thank you Jonathan!".
Christie Foote - Cheltenham.

"I was searching the internet to find an artist to do a commission of my wife's dog, Bella for her christmas present, when I came across Jonathan's web site.
I was very impressed with his other commissions and decided to message him to see if he could do the commission for me.
He replied very promptly and was most helpful in getting the perfect photo of Bella for him to use.
Jonathan is a true professional from start to finish, he keeps you regularly updated on the progress, and emails updates of the commissions progress.
If you are looking for an artist to produce a portrait of your pet then look no further than Jonathan, the finished portrait captures Bella exactly as she is.
I cannot rate Jonathan's professionalism and service highly enough, he is a truly talented artist with the ability to produce an amazing portrait. "
John Sturgess - Somerset

"I am so glad that I chose Jonathan to paint a portrait in pastels of our late Boxer dog, Burt. He created a most wonderful painting.

I could not believe how he managed to capture Burt especially as it was all done from photographs. The portrait was so life like, even down to his wrinkles!

Jonathan is a talented artist and he kept me informed of the progress at all times, which I found very interesting as the painting developed.

The portrait is a wonderful reminder of a very special boy and I am so grateful to Jonathan. Thank you so very much".
Carryl Vosper, Stroud, Glos.

" Words are just not enough to thank you for such a wonderful portrait of my beloved Collie, Buddy. It is fantastic and better than any photograph could ever be. You are truly a brilliant artist and I do not think I will ever have enough painted portraits of my lads done by you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You will never know how much your art works mean to me. Thank you so very very much Jonathan !!"
Anne - West Midlands, UK


"Thank you so much Jonathan for painting such a fantastic portrait of Indi. The likeness is truly amazing, the picture is so life like, it could be mistaken for a photograph. I absolutely love it and it is pride of place on our living room wall. Once again, thank you for such a brilliant piece of artwork."
Darren and Julie- Bath

" Jonathan's painting caught Molly's personality and soul just perfectly. We were amazed how he could portray a lively dog with many facets exactly how we remember her. The painting provides great comfort in our continued grief over a dog that was one in a million.
We cannot recommend Jonathan highly enough;from the very first contact the communication and order process were easy and the entire experience was overwhelmingly positive. Thank you Jonathan for your amazing work. "
Ryan and Chris - South Wales

"There is nothing I can say that hasn't been said before about Jonathan's pet portraits. I found Jonathan very professional, prompt with email responses and kept me informed with the work in progress to the finished masterpiece. Myself and my family especially my Dad who the painting was commissioned for, are over the moon with the finished result and the life like characteristics Jonathan has managed to capture from the original photos. It feels like Oliver could step off the page and come to life!! 

I would not hesitate to recommend Jonathan to anyone looking for an artist who wants memories of their beloved friend committed to paper. Thank you Jonathan"
Emma P- Bristol

"I commissioned Jonathan to do a portrait of our Cocker Spaniel, whom we lost last year, as a surprise Christmas present for my husband. It caused a few tears from the family on the day as it was like having him back in the house. His dipiction was not only physically accurate but Jonathan managed to capture his nature, which shone through. Thank you Jonathan!"
Annie, Bath

"I was after a loving reminder portrait painting of our beloved Great Dane, Beth. From start to finish, Jonathan was so thoughtful and helpful, sending regular photo updates of the painting. I was blown away when presented with the finished portrait painting. The attention to detail is incredible and the likeness amazing. The portrait now takes pride of place on our living room wall. 

I would highly recommend Jonathan for a perfect pet portrait and I will be back for another one of our new addition when she's older. Thank you so much Jonathan"
Tim - Trowbridge, Wiltshire

"I cannot thank Jonathan enough for all the work and effort he put in creating a portrait of my Working Golden Cocker Spaniel, Milo. Jonathan really captured his personality and portrayed painting his pose perfectly!          

I thoroughly recommend Jonathan's portrait art service. I gave this painting to my mum for her 50th birthday and she was so emotional with joy. She loved it so much! I am so happy with this painting and I know other people will be happy with there finished results too. Thank you ever so much Jonathan for giving my mum the best birthday present she could ever wish for"
Lauren Young- Bristol

'' The pastel painting of Juke is brilliant and the likeness was so real! Many people have commented on how realistic the eyes and mouth are. Thank you Jonathan for a fabulous painting!'' 
Ross D - Bath

"What a super present to give to my friend who will be so pleased with the wonderful portrait of her handsome Pug. Jonathan has captured 'Pug' so well plus it has been very easy and speedy process from the initial contact to the completed picture. Thank you Jonathan!"
Sue B - West Wilts

"I wanted to have a painting of my Red Bearded Dragon, Zebby, that was reasonably priced and an artist who was up to doing such a complex subject. Then I found Jonathan. During the painting process Jonathan has sent me updates via e-mails to show me how the painting was progressing. He sent me the final photo of the painting today. I can honestly say I have been so amazed at the pure talent that Jonathan has showed and I will gladly order portraits from him again. Thank you so much Jonathan! "
Chloe R - Essex

"Having decided to commission Jonathan to undertake a portrait of my wife's cat, sadly no longer with us, I was somewhat apprehensive about how it would turn out. 

I did not need to worry! From the start of my conversation with Jonathan and time spent selecting the right photos, it was very clear Jonathan was keen to get it right. He provided an outline drawing initially and then photos of the portrait as it progressed to ensure we can could feedback with comments before moving to the next stage.

All queries were answered promptly, all timings met ready in time for Christmas. The painting was very well packed. 

All in all a great experience and I can thoroughly recommend Jonathan and his portrait services. Many thanks Jonathan"

Mick S - Cambridgeshire

" I would highly recommend Pet Portrait Artist Jonathan Margetts. He produced an excellent portrait of our Labrador. Jonathan was very efficient and helpful making the whole process very easy from start to finish. Thank you Jonathan!"

J Richardson - Surrey, UK

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