About Phil


Pet Portraits on velvet can be painted from your own photos, or the artist will visit your home and take some. Photography is free for those who live locally. You choose your favourite pose and then you’ll be given a quote (for multiples) and an agreed delivery date.

The Artist, Phil Blackburn lives in Chichester, West Sussex. Phil  specialises in producing lovingly hand-painted pet portraits of animals and wildlife. Phil has over 40 years of animal painting experience and will bring out the character and expression of your pet in an almost 3D effect. Phil creates your painting or drawing  from your favourite photographs and can provide a professionally framed final product.

Phil uses velvet making the subject stand out whilst this also helps with the texture and colour of the painting. The oil pastel paintings on velvet show to best advantage when unglazed, but filtered Tru-Vu glass can be used and is almost undetectable. The softness of the velvet with its texture and matt finish enriches animal pictures and gives them an almost lifelike effect.

Hundred of pet owners and those who have lost their pets have commissioned Phil to paint their own special portrait of their beloved pet.


Take a moment of your time to browse through Phil's collection of beautiful pet portraits that have delighted his customers. Discover how Phil captures your favourite pet on canvas from photographs.

Gift Vouchers

Why not give a dog lover an unusual and personal gift with a commissioned pet portrait of their favourite furry friend - just supply a photograph!

Chichester, West Sussex
Get In Touch
If you’d like to talk about commissioning a portrait of your pet or if you have a question, please get in touch with Phil by phone or email. If you’d like, feel free to email a photo straight through to Phil to look at. You can then discuss the size and style of portrait that you would prefer. Please go to the contact page to send your image.

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