Cat Portraits

Commissioned Cat Portraits by Diane Williams

I love to paint custom portraits, to capture the personality of the animal, the essence of who they are to you.
I use brush and vibrant color to paint the inner-spirit of the cat.

My painting is a lifetime of passionate work, a progression of steps to create a meaningful piece that speaks for the animal.

My pet portraits start as a rendering of pure pigment, detail evolving on eyes, ears, nostrils; brushstrokes looser as they expand to surrounding areas. Many layers of color are created to capture the colors of your pet.

Have a peek below on how to start the process of a commission of your beloved pet in oil paint.


Good quality clear and in focus photos to work from. The more clear the eye, nose and mouth are, the easier it is to portray the physical characteristics of your pet. Good light, not too many shadows. I work from one main photo for the pose and will use details from other photographs if needed.

Taking photos

Three tips:

  1. Get up close
  2. Eye level to your pet
  3. Use natural light from a window or outdoors

Have your camera or smart phone handy over a few days and take photos when you can.


12x16 - $450
16x20 - $650
20x20 - $900
20x24 - $995

Deposit and payment

A non-refundable deposit of 1/2 of the amount is made before starting the charcoal drawing. PayPal, E-transfer or cheque. The rest upon completion of the oil painting.
No framing is needed or recommended as I paint around the sides of the canvas.

Packing and Shipping

Shipping via Canada Post in Canada is economical for sizes 30x40 and under.
Contact Diane for US and overseas shipping and larger sizes.

Pet Portrait Contact

Email: your photos to
Call: 250-404-9101
Text: 587-899-0064
We will set up a phone call or Zoom to discuss your special equine portrait.