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’





Dogs View Gallery


Cats View Gallery


Horses View Gallery


iPets View Gallery
Latest Blog Posts
Feeling Very Proud

Feeling Very Proud

this is one of my pupils iPet Drawings.  Started tutoring in October 2021 every other week.  Vicky is mastering the art of drawing on an iPad having not had any lessons technically nor artistically before!  The challenges are even greater having to learn the tools of...

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Downton Cuckoo Fair

Downton Cuckoo Fair

A great day had at Downton Cuckoo Fair on Sat 30 April last.  It was wonderful to be back and able to do what I do best apart from paint, chat to people!! Very well attended, really busy and a whole box of business cards were given out!  Hoping to hear from some of...

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