Eleanor’s animal and pet portraiture pieces are by far her most popular request from her customers. Whether you are interested in commissioning a portrait as a special celebration gift for another or to treasure yourself, Eleanor’s approach and method of working closely with her customers on a commission piece, ensures your involvement results in an enjoyable process and guarantees the perfect final piece. Eleanor offers a medium to suit any home interior or style preference, from highly realistic and traditional oil paintings to illustrative pieces with a contemporary twist.

Working mostly from photographs, Eleanor usually relies on photographs supplied by her customer. However, wherever possible Eleanor is also able to arrange a visit to take high quality, professional photographs for her to later work from. This additional service is priced separately and is price dependent on the distance from Eleanor. Photographing prices include travel expenses, time and later editing of photos. You will be digitally sent all the photos taken from the photography session to keep and use yourself.

Eleanor welcomes and encourages customers to send as many photos of their beloved pet or animal as they would like and is able to offer any advice needed. She always recommends sending a single, high-quality photograph of the angle and position you would like your portrait capturing from. This should be well lit and clear that gives an accurate representation of colouring. Additional to this, please feel free to send Eleanor other photos you feel capture personality and any unusual characteristics or markings. The more photos the better, as this helps Eleanor better understand her portrait subject; especially if she is unable to meet them in person prior to the portrait.

Below is a little more information regarding the three different mediums Eleanor currently offers. For any more information or details please don't hesitate to get in touch with Eleanor. More examples of each medium can be found in her online portfolio form the menu above.


Eleanor's ink and watercolour paintings are her most popular commission request from customers. Her unique method of working enables a high level of detail and accuracy, drawn with fine fine-liner pens, that is also full of colour and energy, by adding depth with watercolour before finishing off with her signature splatters. The perfect way to combine traditional and much-loved subjects and methods of working with a contemporary, illustrative twist.

Ink and watercolours typically take between a week and a month to complete, depending on size and complexity. Created on 350gsm or 400gsm (depending on size) high quality ivory card that is locally manufactured.

Prices start from £50.

Red Setter, Dog Portrait, Eleanor Tomlinson
Black Labrador Drawing, Dog Portrait, Eleanor Tomlinson
Fox Red Labrador Drawing, Dog Portrait, Eleanor Tomlinson


Eleanor's highly detailed pencil drawings offer that perfect balance between a very traditional and more modern portrait, due to the contrast between a hyper-realistic likeness against a minimal white background. There are two pencil portrait options, the beautiful simplicity of black and white in graphite pencil, or a full colour portrait completed in highly pigmented colour pencils by Faber-Castell. Created on 350gsm or 400gsm (depending on size) high quality ivory card that is locally manufactured.

Each colour and graphite pencil drawing is completed with the best quality pencils. Eleanor's pencil portraits usually take between a week and a month to complete, depending on size and complexity.

Prices start from £75.


Eleanor's oil paintings are her most traditional commission option. Eleanor uses the best quality materials which she has worked with for many years to create her highly realistic oil paintings. Often created on 350gsm or 400gsm (depending on size) high quality ivory card that is locally manufactured, however there is also the option for wood panel.

Due to the many layers and very intricate level of detail, along with a slow drying time due to the nature of oil paints, Eleanor's oil paintings typically take at least a couple of months from start to finish. This does however vary on size and complexity; Eleanor can give a more accurate completion time scale and quote with your enquiry.


Prices start from £150.

Horse Oil Painting Portrait, Eleanor Tomlinson