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Mike Walton Pet Portraits


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About us:

I am an artist based in Cairns Australia.

My love for animals stems from my childhood growing up in South Africa, where many family holidays were spent in the Kruger National Park spotting the wild animals on the great African plains.

As my passion for wildlife grew so did my desire to capture the moment with photography and sketches.  I then began to sketch my pets, loving how each and every one of them had a completely different personality that could be captured on paper. I then had a few requests from friends to draw their pets and the demand grew from there.

Pets become part of the family; a pet portrait is a perfect way to cherish a memory of a much-loved pet.
I find they are more personal than a photograph. They also make an ideal gift too.

Ordering your pet portrait is easy. All you need to do is e-mail / post me a photograph to work from. 
Or if you are in the Cairns area, I can come and photograph your pet for you.

The portrait will look exactly like the photo; so make sure the photo you choose is one that you love.

My preferred medium is chalk pastel. I feel this method achieves fantastic life-like results. If you would prefer another medium, then please specify which when you get in touch and I will quote you appropriately.

I am happy to draw any type of pet; it doesn’t have to be a cat or a dog. You may like a picture of your much loved bird, tortoise or horse to name a few! 

Alternatively I also specialise in wildlife art, you may have an amazing photograph of an elephant you saw on a safari holiday or a picture of a kangaroo in your garden that you would like brought to life.

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Our prices:

Prices are usually defined on a case-by-case basis, depending on the image that you would like to be drawn. However the below prices will give you a rough guide:

Full body A2 size chalk portrait 1 x pet:  $190 - $230 (add an additional $65 per pet thereafter)

Head portrait A3 size, chalk:  $140 - $160 (add an additional $45 per pet thereafter)

Pencil sketches: $100

Maximum distance we will travel:

50 Km