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I'm Caroline Arnott, a Pet and Wildlife colored pencil artist, from Hull East Yorkshire.

I specialize in creating hyper-realistic pet portraits and wildlife art, capturing the spirit and essence of every subject in fine detail.

Over the last 15 years, I have built my portfolio

with each portrait created with meticulous attention to detail to ensure it meets my client's expectations and exceeds them.

I have had my big cat portraits exhibited in the Ferens Open Exhibition and have posted originals and commissions worldwide.

 

I'm currently accepting bookings from July 2024, please message me for bookings or with any questions.

Services

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Custom Artwork

 I create portraits using a selection of your favorite photos to create a one-of-a-kind personalised pet portrait. Whether young,  old, or sadly over the rainbow bridge, a portrait can capture the spirit and character of your pet and bring you happy memories for many years to come.

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Original Art and Prints

I have a selection of original artwork and limited edition Giclee prints available. These would make an excellent addition to any wildlife lovers home. Please visit the shop page to browse the current range available.

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Tutorials

I am currently working on a selection of tutorials that aim to give step-by-step instructions for creating your own realistic portrait in colour pencils. These will focus on in-depth steps and techniques to improve your skills.

How To Book A Portrait

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Email your photos

When creating your portrait I work from a selection of your photos. The more clear, close-up images you can provide, the better I can accurately draw their pose, fur colour, texture, and unique features. 

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Choosing a Size

I offer various sizes for your portrait and am happy to advise on what size and layout will work best for your portrait. If you have a size in mind that is not on the list please get in touch and we can discuss further. 

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Booking

 Bookings are now open from July 2024. If you would like a portrait for a specific date I will always do my best to accommodate. I work on portraits over a 1-2 week period with regular updates provided.

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Testimonials

'Ellie' The Cocker Spaniel Colour Pencil Portrait 8x10"

"It was my birthday yesterday and I was surprised with my beautiful picture of my late dog. Ella was my pooch for almost 13 years and I miss her a lot, this drawing is amazingly life-like. Thank you so much." - Lee, Uk

'Ben' The Boxer Colour Pencil Portrait 10x12"

"I would just like to thank you very much for doing the portrait of my boxer dog, Ben which I received as a present from my daughter for my 60th birthday. It was so perfect and like him, it made me cry. You are very talented, keep up the amazing work you are doing."

'Ronny' The Rhodesian Ridgeback Colour Pencil Portrait 10x12"

"Today I had the great pleasure of presenting my husband with a gorgeous portrait of our beautiful fur baby Ronny, who sadly passed away in January. Can’t thank Caroline enough for the excellent work and the details captured - especially in his eyes. Communication and regular updates during the commission were excellent, and would highly recommend to anyone thinking of having their pet portrait done."

'Phoebe, Otto and Purdey' Triple Whippet Colour Pencil Portrait 16x20"

"At LAST I can "like" and comment on your posts and photos relating to this wonderful, exceptional portrait. I haven't dared do so over the last few weeks in case it popped up on my page and Naomi twigged what I was getting!

Thank you so much, Caroline - Naomi's face was a wonder to behold as she opened it up. She had to fight back tears! This is superb - you've captured the likenesses perfectly and this will grace our home forever. You are a real talent.

And thank you so much for the frequent updates, and constant checking back with me. It made it all very special and made me feel as though I had contributed in some small way to this masterpiece. I loved finally being able to point Naomi to this page so that she could also see its development. You're a star. You've made a special day wonderful. Thank you!" - Andy, UK

Original Big Cat Portraits in Colour and Graphite Pencil 11x14"

"I own 3 pieces by Caroline and her work just gets better with each piece! Will definitely add more to my collection in the future! Her artistry is beyond words as to how she captures the soul of the animals through their eyes!" - Hope, Washington, USA

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Tutorials and Videos

Coming Soon in 2024

I'm working on a series of in-depth tutorial videos that will break down the creation process of realistic drawings using colour and graphite pencils.

These will demonstrate tools used, my favorite techniques for drawing different types of fur and textures, with narrated instructional and much more, watch this space, coming soon in 2024!

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