Ginger Portrait

Well it isn’t really appropriate for a pet portrait artist to not have a portrait of their own pet is it? My 3 year old son often chastises me that I haven’t drawn Ginger yet so here he is. Pastels on Pastel mat. If you are interested in my works in progress then feel free to take a look at my Instagram account where I regularly show what I am working on.

Bulldog Pencil Portrait

Well I have been MIA for a while due to having a poorly toddler in hospital but now that he is on the mend I am getting into the Christmas spirit and trying to get organised. Here is a picture I finished a little while ago that I thought I would share, Take a look at my art pages if you are interested in seeing more drawings. I couldn’t resist drawing this little guy when I saw him. Black prismacolour pencil drawing. check out my Instagram account if you are interested in my works in progress, my samanthataylorart


I am just getting ready to package beautiful Mabel’s portrait up and send to her owner. I think that I will miss this one! I just hope that her owner loves the portrait as much as I loved doing it.


It has been a while since I have shown any of my artwork and it is not from lack of working but more for the secret projects that have been going on. This month it was Freddy’s first birthday and unfortunately we couldn’t attend his birthday party. As a special gift to him and his parents I did a pastel portrait of him and framed it. Here is Freddy’s gorgeous face and I just hope that his parents enjoy this picture as much as I enjoyed making it. This is made using Rembrandt pastel sticks and Faber Castell pitt pastel pencils on Canson pastel mat. I really loved doing this portrait and am pleased with the finished product, the pastel mat is a dream to work on. Check out my Instagram for works in progress and to keep up to date with my artwork.DSC_8914

Image First update of the year.

It has been a while since I last updated my website, thank you for baring with me. I have just added two special portraits that I completed before Christmas as gifts to my grandparents.It may surprise you that they were not pet portraits but human ones.  They both feature my son and both recipients were happy with their gifts.

21Both are drawn using pencil and charcoal and some white pastel for highlights.

I am still in the process of updating my website especially with my photography area. I have had the opportunity to photograph Siobhan at and have also met the blogger behind and have photographed for her and some of her accessories for her blog. I am getting very excited about my photography and can’t wait to do more.


If you want to see my works in progress and other sneak peeks please check out my Instagram where I am also samanthataylorart.

Bassets are ready!

Hi, just letting you know that I have completed the 3 Basset Hound pictures that will be going to the breeder of my parents puppy, Douglas. It will be a surprise so I can’t wait to hear how they are received. I was working with quite low quality photographs and at times some strange angles but I am pleased with the pictures now that they are done. Here are the three together, from left to right we have Dottie (Mum), Bentley (Douglas’s brother) and Wilbur (Dad). I may take another photo when they have been mounted and ready to sendIMG_6630. If you want to see them better pop over to my pencil and charcoal gallery.