Capturing the spirit and character of your furry friends

Thank you for visiting Ruth McGrady Pet Artist. I hope your journey through our world of pet portraits is an enjoyable one. If you haven’t found exactly what you’re looking for, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Feel free to explore the gallery and discover the essence of my pet portraits. Each creation is lovingly created to capturing the spirit and character of your beloved pets. If you have any questions or if there’s a specific vision you have in mind, I welcome the opportunity to bring it to life.

Thank you for considering Ruth McGrady Pet Artist for your cherished pet portraits. I look forward to the possibility of creating a timeless piece of art that will bring you joy and preserve precious memories.

Ruth working in her studio.

Pets bring an enormous amount of joy to our lives and are so much more than a furry, scaly or feathered friend – they’re a much-loved member of the family who we create and share memories with.  Which is why I take so much care to capture their spirit and character because when you get your painting I want you to see your pet looking out at you.

Ruth McGrady

Why Commission a Portrait of Your Pet?

Commissioning a portrait of your pet is more than an art choice; it’s a heartfelt celebration of the unique bond you share. It’s the perfect way to immortalize your pet at their most loveable, loyal, or engaging—a beautiful and lasting reminder of all the wonderful moments you’ve shared together.

Choosing an artist for such a personal endeavour is crucial. You want assurance that the artist you commission will skillfully capture what you witness every day—the personality, character, and spirit of your furry companion. This is where I step in, taking extra care to ensure that your pet’s essence is authentically portrayed in every stroke.

What Happens Next?

Understanding who your pet is forms the heart of my creative process. I dedicate time to study the photos you provide and engage in conversations with you about your furry friend. It’s more than an artistic endeavour; it’s a personal commitment to getting to know them intimately.

What Happens Next

I strive to build a connection, envisioning your pet as if they were my own. By immersing myself in their unique traits and quirks, I can authentically capture their essence in the portrait. This personalized approach ensures that the final artwork not only reflects their physical appearance but also encapsulates the true spirit of your beloved companion.

Want to Find Out More?

For more information, please head to my ‘How It Works’ page then give me a call or complete the contact form. 

I look forward to hearing from you.

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“When I heard Ruth speak about her portraits and saw some examples, I knew a portrait of our dog could be the best birthday present ever for my wife. I wasn’t wrong!
Ruth was brilliant from start to finish. Regularly keeping me updated and checking that I was happy with the progress, and that the finished portrait had the desired effect. My wife burst into tears when she opened the wrapping. I couldn’t recommend Ruth and her portrait service enough!”
Matt Hill