Commissions Spaniel by Ian Coleman 2006I’d love to paint your pet in any context you like whether it’s a simple striking portrait or an action scene of your beloved animal in full stride. Your painting can include custom colours to match your decor or leave it to me to compliment the animal.

Normally I’d like to take my own photographs of the animal but as long as the original photograph supplied is sharp enough I’m very happy to work from your images. I usually paint with oils on canvas and start at a size of about 12x18ins and then if time permits a coat of varnish which will need a week to dry thoroughly.

Prices are influenced by the amount of content and the size of the picture. For a standard portrait like this spaniel it would be £500 with a 20% deposit, plus Packing and post, roughly £35 within the UK. I would give you a quote for outside the UK depending on size.