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Kate Wilkey Animal Art


How to order
Choose as clear and sharp a photo as you can of your pet. Save it as a JPG or Photoshop image. Send it by email to kate@wilkey.org.uk, with details of your pet's name and whether you want a full body or head and shoulders picture. Also include your name, address, phone number and email address. If you do not have access to email, send the image to the address on the Terms and Conditions page, with the same information as above. If it is your only copy, I would advise you to send it by a secure method such as special or recorded delivery.

How to choose a good photo
If you are sending a photo by post, it needs to be well lit and sharp. I don't know your pet, so I need to be able to see as many details as possible to get a good likeness. Try to get down to your pet's eye level - this makes for a much better photo. Outdoor light on a slightly overcast day works very well.
If you are emailing a file, it will help if the image is at least 1500 pixels on the longest side. If you do not have a photo that meets all these requirements, send more than one and I can pick the features from whichever is clearest.

What happens next
I will ask for a deposit of a third of the cost of the work, payable by Paypal. You are welcome to ask to look at the work in progress at any time, and make any comments that you think will help me get the best likeness of your pet. When the work is complete, I will send it to you, mounted but unframed so that you can choose your own presentation.

The timescale
I can usually complete a work within about two weeks. If it is going to take any longer than this, I will keep you informed of the progress. I will also email or phone you (usually email) when I post the picture to you.

The price
For a head and shoulders picture of your pet, I charge £120. Postage is free for all drawings. If you would like a picture with more than one animal in it, contact me for a quotation.

About me
I live in Bath, Somerset, and have painted since I was a child, using oils, watercolours and inks. In my mid fifties, looking for a new direction, I decided to try using pastels. From then on, I was hooked, which just proves that it's never too late to learn a new skill! I use Faber Castell Pitt pencils for most of my work.


Contact me by email: kate@wilkey.org.uk

or by phone:
01225 421842