Original Pet Portraits

Take your Pet’s likeness and create an everlasting memory

What we do

A Pet Portrait

A wonderful birthday or perfect Christmas present

What we do

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See some of our beautiful commissioned paintings

What we do

Some of our Portraits We can create one of these beautiful paintings of your treasured pet

We also paint wildlifejust contact us for more details or commissions


How we do it

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I normally visit your home to photograph your pet and when you have chosen the most suitable image, a watercolour painting is produced and supplied mounted in a wooden frame.
In certain cases if you have a high quality photo of your own, I will be happy to work from that.

The painting will be head and shoulders on a plain coloured background as you can see from examples in the gallery. They are presented in a 19”x15” wooden frame with a card mount making the picture area 15”x11”.

For commissions which entail posting, I do not include a frame, due to possible breakage, but no charge is made for postage to compensate.

For commissions out of the local area, I will send a proof of the finished portrait and if ok, payment must be made before posting.

The current price is £195, The price for a double portrait will cost £390.

Why not buy a voucher as a gift for birthday or Christmas? (Valid for 12 months)

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened”

Anatole France

About DerekMeet our talented artist

Derek Thrippleton

Derek Thrippleton NDD

Portrait Painter

I attended Leeds College of Art for four years and received my National Diploma in Design (NDD). I qualified in Graphic Design and have worked in Advertising and Print Design ever since.
I went self-employed in 1975 and have always worked from home, apart from a few years, when I had a
studio and office in the centre of York.

One Christmas I decided to paint a portrait of my daughter’s dog ‘Bonnie’ and presented it to her and her
husband who were over joyed.
The inevitable comment came later - ‘You should do commissions’ - and that is how I started doing Pet

Although Pets are my main choice to paint, I have digressed into wildlife which I also enjoy. 

I am currently in residence in a Penthouse flat in Kirkbymoorside with my wife Dorothy. A beautiful town in
North Yorkshire, ideally centered between the coast, the moors and the city of York.

Ralph Fieldhouse

“Derek's Portrait of Ted really captured Ted's character and the detail was outstanding.” 

Ralph Fieldhouse

Christine Illingworth

“Want to extend my deepest gratitude to Derek for the amazing painting, it was perfect for Peter's birthday!”

Christine Illingworth

Contact Get in touch with us

Original Pet Portraits

Phone - 01751 430066
Email- derek@originalpetportraits.co.uk

Please get in touch if you have any questions regarding my work, or if you would like to order a portrait.


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