Welcome

Welcome to Animal Magic Art.  My name is Sue Mclachlan and I am an pet portrait artist in Hampshire. I graduated with an MA Fine Art from Winchester School of Art in 2008 and in 2010 I set up my Pet Portrait business Animal Magic Art confident that my love of animals shows through in my work. I have a horses and a dog and until recently a cat too.

My pet portraits can be in the traditional mediums of watercolour or oil or I offer the iPet Portrait, a more versitile pet portrait, drawn with my finger on an ipad.  This pet portrait can be printed onto all sorts of surfaces.

To produce a good quality animal or pet portait, I work mainly on commissions as pride myself on gaining an exact likenes by using photographs either taken myself or from the owner’s photos if they are good enough quality. Good photos are essential for an animal and pet portait, not only for quality and resolution to obtain likeness and detail, but also to capture the essence and character of the pet which mostly the owner does acquire with their own photos.

These stunning pet portraits bring a cherished pet alive on paper by focusing on the animal, excluding background, emphasising character even though I don’t always meet the pet.  Not always being able to meet the pet an animal and pet portait artist’s key talent is to be able to capture the likeness which I pride myself on being able to obtian by not only detailed observation, time and working from a photo for reality, but  listening to the client during the process of drawing and painting having given the client updates.  From photo shoot through updates of likeness to framing my proffessionality values the client.   Keeping this upmost on my agenda as much as being an artist too I recognise my highly detailed paintings are not just something you hang on the wall, they are a reminder of a cherished friend that will be valued for years to come.

How about an iPet Pet Portrait?

A more affordable option is an iPet Pet Portrait. A sketch using just my finger on an iPad and sent to you electronically which can be printed on to numerous mediums such as paper, canvas, aluminium, wood or acrylic as you wish or you can arrange your own printing of course. Please see more details under ‘About iPet Portraits’, ‘Galleries iPets’ and ‘Prices’

How about a Pet Portrait Painting?

These more stunning pet portraits, examples can be viewd under ‘Galleries Dogs, Horses or Cats’, ‘About Pet Portrait Commissions’ and ‘Prices’

2016-06-04T11:23:44+00:00

Just wanted to let you know my mum loved the painting! She did cry!

Helen Toogood

Just wanted to let you know my mum loved the painting! She did cry!
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2016-06-04T11:23:44+00:00
Just wanted to let you know my mum loved the painting! She did cry!

Mike and Jill Olive

Thanks for all you have done to make such a perfect picture of Mikey
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2016-06-04T11:26:41+00:00
Thanks for all you have done to make such a perfect picture of Mikey

Heather Tarrant

Sue, your work is fab!
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2016-06-04T14:39:56+00:00
Sue, your work is fab!

Mike Devey

By the way, of all the wonderful things my lot got for the big day, the ones which provoked the biggest ‘oooh’s were your pictures of Buddy! Happy wife. Thank you!
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2016-06-04T14:36:06+00:00
By the way, of all the wonderful things my lot got for the big day, the ones which provoked the biggest ‘oooh’s were your pictures of Buddy! Happy wife. Thank you!

Chris Hardy

Hello Sue. Just to let you know we took the picture of Rufus up to my sisters the other day.  Well she was very moved by it all, the likeness and the fact that we originally did it as a Christmas present for Philippa made it even more ponient.
So a very big thank you for your efforts and putting up with me being somewhat fussy.
Love from Chris and Margot
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2018-04-18T10:35:35+00:00
Hello Sue. Just to let you know we took the picture of Rufus up to my sisters the other day.  Well she was very moved by it all, the likeness and the fact that we originally did it as a Christmas present for Philippa made it even more ponient. So a very big thank you for your efforts and putting up with me being somewhat fussy. Love from Chris and Margot

Brian Sparks

Hi Sue, Just a quick message to say that my Sue is absolutely delighted with Barney's picture.  Kind regards, Brian.
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2018-04-18T10:39:25+00:00
Hi Sue, Just a quick message to say that my Sue is absolutely delighted with Barney's picture.  Kind regards, Brian.

Alison Rickard

Sue, Thank you soooo much. It really captures Daisy perfectly. I am really excited about their reaction, I'm sure they will love it. Will let you know .  Thank you , you are so talented 😍❤❤
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2018-04-18T10:31:51+00:00
Sue, Thank you soooo much. It really captures Daisy perfectly. I am really excited about their reaction, I'm sure they will love it. Will let you know .  Thank you , you are so talented 😍❤❤

Iolanda Reinsmith

Beautiful works of art
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2016-06-04T14:37:39+00:00
Beautiful works of art

Donna Morgan, Tarnwalk

Absolutely stunning
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2016-06-04T14:39:09+00:00
Absolutely stunning

Helene Grubb

Hi Sue, Happy New Year to you!  He loved it and was emotional as I expected but its on the wall and looks amazing
Brian did a great job with the frame... My sister was videoing Paul opening it but we got him to unwrap and then walk away so we could turn it around so he had the full affect....
Thank you again Sue your work is truly amazing and he said it was the best present he has ever received thanks to you xxx Helen xxx
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2018-04-18T10:44:40+00:00
Hi Sue, Happy New Year to you!  He loved it and was emotional as I expected but its on the wall and looks amazing Brian did a great job with the frame... My sister was videoing Paul opening it but we got him to unwrap and then walk away so we could turn it around so he had the full affect.... Thank you again Sue your work is truly amazing and he said it was the best present he has ever received thanks to you xxx Helen xxx

Emma Bishop

Hello, Ooo Sue it’s perfect, it’s so much better than I ever imagined! Thank you so so much!!!!
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2018-04-18T10:46:14+00:00
Hello, Ooo Sue it’s perfect, it’s so much better than I ever imagined! Thank you so so much!!!!

Gill Lawton

I know he is my dog but he does look gorgeous. Just can't wait to see the finished product!!
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2016-06-04T11:23:03+00:00
I know he is my dog but he does look gorgeous. Just can't wait to see the finished product!!

Jackie Knee, Visual Artist

Utterly stunning
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2016-06-04T14:38:16+00:00
Utterly stunning

Sarah Godfery

Mum nearly cried when she saw her lovely watercolour of our old springer tears of happiness I assure you! The painting was a fantastic present, we love it!
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2016-06-04T14:36:59+00:00
Mum nearly cried when she saw her lovely watercolour of our old springer tears of happiness I assure you! The painting was a fantastic present, we love it!

Carole Stratton

Dear Sue, We have just collected the painting of Ted from the Thorian Framers.   We love it!   He has done it so well. It really looks great . We are very grateful to you for such a lovely painting .      Love Carole
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2018-04-18T10:41:17+00:00
Dear Sue, We have just collected the painting of Ted from the Thorian Framers.   We love it!   He has done it so well. It really looks great . We are very grateful to you for such a lovely painting .      Love Carole
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