Penny Hanby Portraits

Bespoke watercolour portraits of pets and family

A bit about me

I was brought up on a farm in a village just north of York. The proximity to the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors and the coast gave me a love of walking and the great outdoors which continues to this day. My parents as well as working full-time bred labradors, so dogs have always played a large part in my life.

I've painted for as long as I can remember, my first dog portrait commission being around 30 years ago, from then I sold commissions as well as doing my day job. 15 years ago I started my own portrait business. I now have a studio at home in Rugby and do pet portrait commissions for clients all over the world. I love what I do and believe this is reflected in the care and attention to detail in my portraits.

All my work is done in watercolour on Bockingford paper and I offer a framing service if required.

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my website and look at my paintings.


Dog/Cat Portraits Price
Individual head and shoulders £200
Double head and shoulders £350
Triple head and shoulders £400
Individual full bodies £300
Double full bodies £400
Triple full bodies £500

Other Commissions


Head Portraits - £250


Head Portraits - £250

Additional Items

Portraits are normally done with a white background, but I'm happy to add a background to your painting if you'd like one. I charge an additional £70 for this as it is a little more work.

Framing is optional and is £70 with lots of choice.

Portraits can be posted to destinations in the UK (framed and unframed) and overseas (unframed only).

All portraits are done from photos, I'm happy with one good photo, or if you have a few I can let you know which will work best.

If you require something different, please contact me for a quote.

Client Testimonials

Client A

"Honestly can't stop looking at our beautiful boys. You have captured every bit of their personality in a way I never believed possible. We will cherish this forever thank you!" - Emma Lou

Client B

"Would recommend this lovely lady and if there were Oscars for artists she would hands down win!" - Jacqueline Tuck

Client C

"Penny has captured the essence and character of our beautiful Harry who is very sorely missed..." - Edward King

Client D

"What a wonderfully talented artist, Penny kept in touch with me every step of the way... Such skill is incredible..." - Angie Benford

Client E

"Thank you Penny for such a wonderful portrait of a beloved pet - my daughter was delighted to receive this..." - Christine Fowler

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