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Home / Commission Paintings by Sarah Taylor: Contemporary Pet Portraits Artist
FULLY BOOKED until 2025. Please join the waiting list to register your interest in the next set of commissions. 

Custom paintings and colourful commissions by Sarah Taylor

Sarah specialises in custom paintings and commissions, creating really special bespoke artworks for her customers. This is your chance to turn any subject you love into a truly unique tribute.

The simple process allows you to commission custom paintings from a photo; animals and family pets are very popular. See below for details.

JOIN the waiting list for early access when bookings open again.

Custom Painting

Loki's likeness and personality just jump out from the painting, it is amazing!

Lesley Gazely

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touch when I open for bookings.

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Custom Painting

Loki's likeness and personality just jump out from the painting, it is amazing!

Lesley Gazely

Here’s How It Works

I release booking slots every 6 months or so. They usually get snapped up
within a couple of days so your best bet is to join the waiting list above.

Everyone on my waiting list will get exclusive access to the bookings page as soon
as it’s open. Be prepared for a bit of a wait for a slot, but it will be worth it!

Join The
Waiting List

Simply join the waiting list using the
form on this page

Your Spot

When bookings open choose an
available date and pay a deposit to
secure your booking.

2-3 Weeks

Once I start work on your piece, I allow
2-3 weeks for completion of a painting

Sizing Options

Optimum sizes for your custom art


The most popular option is the 60 cm painting. It is the optimum size for subject detail and allows enough space for some good splashes and pattern. The painting is on a specially prepared board and framed in a contemporary floating frame.


“The Biggie” 1-metre square painting – this is a cracker! If you want to really make a statement, this sexy beast is what you need! This format gives us plenty of space for some serious splashing and ultra-detailing work. It will blow your socks off! This beauty is painted on a chunky canvas board without a frame

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"A magical experience"

The whole process from start to finish has been wonderful!

Other Animals!

Although there are a lot of dogs featured here, I do take commissions for lots of other animals too!

This colourful Sulphur-crested cockatoo was painted specially for a lovely Australian couple living in London who wanted something to remind them of home. They picked out colours they wanted to include , and I brought him to life with my unique painting technique. 

Sarah was a real pleasure to work with. She was very professional and made sure that the style and colours were what we wanted, without overwhelming us with choices. She has made a painting for us that is now the best piece of art in the house. It makes me happy every time I look at it.


Each animal deserves
their own space

I only paint one subject per painting as each animal deserves their own space.

Although I realise some of you would prefer 2 doggies on one painting it just doesn't work with my technique and style. It is much better to give each one my full attention and capture their unique character without them fighting for attention. If you want 2 or more, please add more paintings at time of booking.

Get your painting

All commissioned paintings will be featured on my website and will be available as prints and canvases.

This means you can also treat family members to a print to match your painting, and you will receive a special discount to use. Hurray!


“I love it so much, it makes
me smile every day”

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"Barney is stunning, I am absolutely thrilled to bits!
Thank you Sarah, Barney is famous!!!!"

"It has been a truly wonderful experience, I don't quite remember when I was last so excited about gifting a present. Sit back and smile, knowing you have such an incredible gift that makes so many so happy." Louise

"This was the first time I've commissioned a painting and I have to say the whole process was a great experience, from working with Sarah to choose the best images for the commission, through the frequent updates on progress, to receiving the painting itself! My husband is absolutely delighted with 'his boy' and Loki's likeness and personality just jump out from the canvas. We love it!" Lesley

“From the very beginning of the commission Sarah was so easy to deal with. I needed a bit of help getting the right light and size of picture for Sarah to capture all the detail and Sarah provided this without hesitation. After a few rounds of vetting my photography skills, we settled on a pic. As the commission developed Sarah provided progress updates with pictures so I could see the transformation from start to finish which was fantastic to see.

When it arrived and I could see it in real life I couldn’t have been happier! The commission was a gift for my wife’s birthday. She was delighted with it and Jimmy now hangs in our hall at the front door so our family and friends can see him first when arriving. We’ve recently taken another furry friend and once he’s fully grown, we won’t hesitate to have another commission done by Sarah of him.” David

“Sarah was excellent at communicating with us during the entire process of having Winstons’ picture painted, checking in on style, colours, format and providing regular updates. Linda was absolutely blown away with your painting. You captured his best quizzical pose in such a unique style. Thank you so much!" David

"My experience with Sarah has been simply wonderful. From my first contact with Sarah to the excitement of seeing our special painting in person, it has felt like working with a friend. Each step of the process was easy and fun." Thank you, Chris

Asked Questions

Let's get you some answers!

How long will it be before I can book my painting?

I open for bookings once or twice a year, I send invites out to everyone on my waiting list on first come first served basis.

Can I have a different size?

At the moment I am only able to offer 60cm paintings, and a few 100cm per year.

Can I put more than one animal on my painting?

No, I only paint one animal per painting. It doesn’t work with my style to add more than one.

Do you offer discounts?

Not on original paintings

I want an animal that isn’t a pet, is that ok?

HELL YES! I love painting all animals!

Do I have to pay upfront?

You must pay a deposit to secure your booking. When I start the painting, 50% is payable, with the remainder due on completion

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Fancy your own
custom painting?

You need to join the waiting list to gain exclusive access to the booking page when I open up more dates. Good Luck!

Custom Painting

The likeness and detail is remarkable! His character and personality really shine through. Thank you so much, the portrait of Freddy is all I could have wished for!