Anne-Marie Pet Portraits

Hello and welcome to my website!

My name is Anne-Marie Wills-Wilson and I am a pet and wildlife artist living in the beautiful North Norfolk countryside totally surrounded by the wildlife that I adore!!

I've always been dotty about animals and, over the years, have been owned by lots of pets... dogs, cats, budgies, rabbits, mice, chickens, horses and even the odd frog or two!!

I know how precious our pets are to us and that is why having a portrait created is a wonderful way of capturing their individual character and spirit.

My passion for my subjects shines through my work, and my attention to fine detail gives a natural and lifelike appearance. Each portrait takes many hours of work and I use the highest quality pastel pencils, soft pastel sticks and paper to achieve the best results.

Original pastel artwork, fine art giclee prints and greeting cards are always available to purchase. Please contact me for details.

I am a member of the Society for All Artists (SAA).

Please feel free to contact me by email to discuss a special pet or wildlife portrait. Whether it's a gift for a lucky friend, relative or for yourself, I'd be happy to help you make your choice!!

If you are unsure about what the recipient would like, I also offer gift vouchers for you to give!

Anne-Marie underneath the mistletoe with her Chocolate Labrador, Brodie

How to order

If you would like to commission a portrait, the first step is to contact me with your details and requirements via email - I require a £20.00 deposit before I begin your portrait.

When your portrait is completed I will ask you to view it online. Once you have confirmed that you are 100% happy with it, I will ask for the balance to be paid prior to despatch. If you don't like the portrait, you don't have to buy it. I want you to be happy with my artwork. I will make changes until you are completely satisfied. If I don't succeed, you don't have to send payment and I will refund your deposit... as simple as that. So you have absolutely nothing to lose.

Payment can be made by bank transfer, cheque or Paypal (you don't need a Paypal account). I will invoice you initially for the deposit and then again later for the balance of payment upon completion. If you are paying by cheque, despatch will be after clearance of your cheque. I aim to be able to complete your portrait within 14-60 days depending on its size and the time of year. Please make cheques payable to: Anne-Marie Wills-Wilson

  Photography tips

I specialise in head and shoulder portraits, therefore in order or me to produce the best likeness of your pet, it is vital that I work from good quality, clear photographs. Other photographs you may have are useful for extra reference for things like colouring and markings and will also help me get an idea of your pets character.

I can work from actual photographs or jpeg images. All photographs will be looked after carefully and returned to you when the portrait is completed.

Photographs are best taken level with the animal and not from above. This will help to make it look a far more natural pose. You may need to recruit the help of a friend with a squeaky toy to help you get your pet's attention too!

I can only paint what I can see, so care in taking the photograph will ensure the best likeness. Details like colouring, markings and most especially the eyes will make it look more like your pet.

If your pet has passed away, I will do my very best with the photographs that you have. I know just how precious these memories are.

Whilst good, clear photographs are my favourite to work from, sometimes this isn't possible. I have, in the past, been able to reproduce a pets' photograph for people whose pets have passed away when they only have one or two grainy photographs. If this is the case, I can advise you whether it is possible to create a portrait from such a reference photograph.

Price list

Prices are for head and shoulders only with a plain or simple background. Double mounting and framing can be arranged for you at a very reasonable extra cost and I will be able to help and advise you with your choice.

Approximate Size Price
10" x 10" £140*
12" x 12" £165*
14" x 14" £190*

* Please add £70 per extra subject.

Sizes are the paper size and not the image size. The image will be sized to best fit the paper. Please note that size 10 x 10 is not suitable for a double portrait and 12 x 12 is only suitable for 2 smaller animals. For special commissions and other sizes, please feel free to contact me. Prices do not include postage, please enquire if you require your portrait posting. Overseas customers please contact me for a postage quote to your chosen destination.

Pastel paintings need to be handled carefully as they can easily smudge and they should also not be placed in direct sunlight as this would provoke fading.

  Contact me

Anyone for Tennis?

Please get in touch by sending an email to

Please include the following details in your message:

  • Your name
  • Your contact number
  • What you are looking for (e.g. new artwork, buying artwork for sale)

I will do my best to get back to you as soon as possible!