Commission a Portrait of Your Own

Framed portrait of a Rhodesian Ridgeback and a Heinz 57

A COLLABORATIVE CONVERSATION

YOU

I know that your dog is not simply your pet. They’re a true one off, an irreplaceable member of your family, and your best friend.

The love you share is real and the time you spend together is precious. If you’re here it’s clear that, being devoted to them, you want to celebrate your unique best friend and the happy memories you’ve created together, with a sense of occasion and with a specialist artist you can trust.

Each of my portraits is a large, original piece of distinctive one-of-a-kind lasting portrait art that forever immortalises and truly celebrates the unfading love you have for your adored companion. Perfect for dedicated dog owners who want an innovative and refined celebration of their best friend that they can treasure for many years to come, skilfully crafted with the meticulous love and the care that they deserve by a friendly, experienced artist who understands their needs.

CAPTURING THE ESSENCE

Each of my unique canine portraits start life as a selection of considered, finely detailed professional photographs produced during an initial sitting with my subject. I take my camera to my subject and shoot at the home they share with their family as this is often where they feel at their happiest and most relaxed.

Upon returning to my studio I’ll put together a range of composite portrait mockups using your favourite images from the initial sitting and then email them to you to consider. You’ll review them and we’ll use them to decide upon the final composition of your portrait. I craft each portrait directly from the actual photographs taken during the initial photographic sitting with the subject. They’re not hand drawn or painted copies of the photographs, they are the original photographs themselves. As such you’ll know exactly how your portrait will look before it’s completed.

I’ll then use refined and carefully considered techniques to celebrate the reality and unique personality of my subject, meticulously crafting the original photographs into completely unique pieces of portrait wall art.

A unique painterly collage style that directly combines individual highly detailed images of your hound at their best into a single, visually striking and completely unique piece of expressive composite art, each original dog portrait takes approximately 40 working hours to complete.

Absolutely fantastic pictures. Greg has perfectly captured our 6 greyhounds and made them all look beautiful.
Portrait of a brown and white German Pointer
FROM VISION TO REALITY

Once completed, your unique pet portrait is presented as a gallery standard and fully archival framed Giclee print. Each original portrait is carefully printed onto the highest quality Hahnemuhle fine art paper using fade resistant inks by a dedicated team of skilled gallery standard professional printers fully experienced in the preparation, presentation and conservation of fine art prints.

Your print is then mounted into a bespoke frame, each of which is designed to perfectly compliment your portrait and handmade with love specifically to order by fully experienced family-run professional framers using premium materials that guarantee lasting quality.

Supplied ready to hang in your living space, your fully archival framed portrait combines beautiful design and lovingly crafted materials with refined artistic methods and an unparalleled eye for detail. Your elegant art piece will look as good on your wall in a lifetime as it does today, becoming a precious family heirloom that allows you to treasure and enjoy the priceless memories of your best friend both now, and for years to come.

CHOICES

Portraits are available in 2 sizes. The charge for each of my commissions includes an initial home photography session (additional travel costs may apply depending on location) and a fully framed completely original and unique composite portrait including up to 3 different canine subjects:

15” x 12” fully framed print – £450
Your timeless 15” x 12” portrait will be finished with your choice of an oak, walnut or black frame, each of which has been specifically tailored to both compliment your home and guarantee your portrait always looks its very best whilst on display. For interior design and display consideration purposes the final frame size with this option is approximately 23” x 20”.

21” x 16” fully framed print – £550
This year I’m delighted to have added a larger print option to my range. Each 21” x 16” portrait is finished in a black frame that takes maximum advantage of the larger print size and allows you to truly savour the unequalled detail of your unique art piece. For interior design and display consideration purposes the final frame size with this option is approximately 32” x 27”.

Final frame sizes include a double mount and are shown as an approximate as each frame is a bespoke original, individually handmade specifically to order.

YOUR FIRST STEP

I only make a very limited number of artistic commissions available to book each month in order that I can give my full and dedicated attention to each of my clients. To commission a considered and lasting dog portrait of your very own or to check availability you can contact me by completing the enquiry form on the Contact Me page or email hello@gregorydayphotography.co.uk

framed portrait of a staffie cross dog
A dog portrait I will keep forever