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Pet Portraits of Dogs, Cats and Horses

A warm welcome! My name is Katja I'm a Pet Portrait Artist based outside Gothenburg, Sweden. I create pet portraits from photos for clients worldwide. Plain and simple, I’m passionate about painting pets, their expressing, soul and character. The kind of art you love. With many years of experience in creating traditionally hand painted and drawn portraits on commission you'll appreciate the level of service you receive, from our initial contact right through to the safe worldwide delivery.

My portraits of dogs, cats and horses in Oils, Pastel and Pop Art are so much more than just a copy of your photo, you will get a piece of fine art with my unique way of capturing the one-of-a-kind expression no other pet in the world has. Commissioning a pet portrait from your own photographs is the perfect way to create a memorial or gift for yourself, friends or family. What a fabulous and unique way to touch the hearts of the dog, cat and horse lovers in your life! View some of my work from previous commissions, the pictures below will take you to each separate gallery with oil paintings and pastel drawings. See Testimonials from my fantastic clients and what they are saying about the artwork I created for them. Contact me and commission your own painting or drawing today!


Pastel Portraits
Oil portraits
Pop Art Portraits

Latest News

Follow The Progress of Dixie & Charlie

I'm currently working on a traditional oil painting of two very sweet little dogs. Most commissions at the moment are Christmas portraits and must be kept a secret, however you can follow this painting by each step “On The Easel”.

November 15, 2016 By

New Pastel Cat Portrait in Progress

I’m currently working on a cat portrait in pastel, commissioned as a Christmas gift. Unfortunately I can’t show you any work in progress photos at this time. I will however make sure to update my pastel portrait gallery with the final scan as soon Christmas Holidays are over.

November 2, 2016 By

New Simplified Website

I’m currently in the process of learning a new profession and therefor decided to simplify my pet portrait website for a while. The major changes are that I have deleted allot of pages; all articles and the entire blog among other things. I simply don’t have enough time to regularly update my blog with interesting articles and at the same time update all social media pages like Facebook and Google+.

You can still follow Studio News and work in progress on Social media and my new “Old School” work in progress page “On The Easel”. My website design is also simplified, looking allot like it did many years ago, but still modern and responsive.

November 1, 2016 By

New Pastel Portrat of Tervueren "Bravve"

I recently completed a dog portrait in sketchy pastel of a Belgian Tervuren “Bravve”. This drawing was created for a returning client here in Sweden, she has three more sketchy pastel portraits hanging on her wall at home. This portrait was also framed by my local framer.

pastel portrait of Tervueren
October 4, 2016 By

Testimonials

  • Hi Katja, The painting is just beautiful! Simply amazing... Lastly, I do hope you signed the painting as all great artists do. : ) It is a masterpiece!

    Warmest regards,
    Holly

    See more Testimonails here >


How to Commission Your Pet Portrait

Are you thinking about commissioning me to paint or draw your own beloved pet? The process is very simple and will not require much of your time, all I need are some good quality photos and your own ideas for the painting or drawing. Each commission is unique, the only limit is your imagination. View some of the steps below to start and visit my prices and information section for more in depth information about the process. My base prices are all in SEK, Swedish krona, however you can use the drop down list to change all prices to your own currency. I do offer bespoke framing and pet portraits gift vouchers too. Contact me with your requests and photos, I will also be happy to answer any questions you may have.

The Process

  • View price list and decide which medium and size you would like.
  • Contact me with your requirements and photos.
  • Pay a deposit to be included on my waiting list.
  • I will create a photo mock-up based on your requirements and send to you.
  • Follow the progress while I'm working on your portrait On The Easel or via your email if preferred.

Contact Katja Turnsek for a Pet Portrait Today

Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, I'm very much looking forward to hearing from you