About the Artist

How To Order

  • To commission a portrait, simply send me a clear image of the pet either by post or as an e-mail attachment. Even better send a good selection, including details such as which ones to use for the best expression, colour, etc. If you would like several animals together, they can all be on separate photos.  A clear image of the pet(s) is the first step to capturing a good likeness. I will return all your photos with the finished portrait.
  • Normally, it will take 3-4 weeks to complete a portrait, an approximate date will be given to you at the time of ordering. However, shorter deadlines can sometimes be met if required, please contact me to discuss. Please order as early as possible for Christmas.

  • A 20% deposit is required for pastel portraits, which is fully refundable in the unlikely event that you are not completely satisfied with the finished portrait. For wooden gift items, house plaques and dumbells, payment in full is required with the order. Please make cheques payable to "J.M.Philpott".
  • Once completed, I will send you a photo of the portrait either by post, email or upload it to my website for your approval before final payment and dispatch.
  • Once satisfied with the finished portrait, final payment is due. All orders will be carefully packed flat to avoid damage and will be sent by P.O. guaranteed delivery or by courier. Alternatively you are welcome to collect.

How to pay

Payment may be made by cheque, payable to "J.M.Philpott" or by card using PayPal or


If you wish to pay using Google Checkout please let me know and I will generate an invoice. Once you receive this via email you can pay easily by clicking the link in the invoice.

Having trouble getting the photos?

If you live within 20 miles of Telford, Shropshire, then I will travel to you and take a series of photos to work from at no extra charge. 

Further enquiries

If you have any further questions or would like to order, please contact me.

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