Pet Portrait Artist

My name is Liz Pawley and I am a professional artist from the seaside town of Praa Sands in Cornwall. I am married with 2 grown up boys and 2 Miniature Schnauzer Cleo & Lola.  I specialise in Pet Portraits working mainly with graphite pencil.

 I started my art journey very young, studying A Level Art and Design.  After many years I needed to chase my dream of working with animals, I started a dog walking & pet sitting service which was very successful.  Then I took my final switch back to my creative arts.

The past few years I have been focusing my skills into drawing our gorgeous pets and wildlife.  There is nothing I like more than the bond we have with our beloved animals, and it always shows in every commission I complete.

A portrait is a wonderful way to capture more than a likeness but turn a photo into a unique work of art to be treasured for a lifetime.


I love to transform meaningful photographs into a pencil drawing that captures the unique features of the subject.
We live in an age where we can create beautiful digital photographs in just one click, but if you are looking for something a little more creative, personal and memorable, then I can create a perfect photo-realistic drawing that captures the likeness, mood and personality of the subjects. 
More people are wanting something different as a gift for a loved one, friend or family member.  A commission portrait is something unique to serve as a memorable gift for Christmas, Birthdays, Valentines Day, Anniversaries, Weddings, Mothers or Fathers Day. 


Art for Sale

  • All are drawn in Graphite Pencil on a smooth heavy weight pad.  

  • They are all one of a kind original portraits,

  • There are no prints of these available so are very exclusive

  • They come with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Liz Pawley.  

  • Payments for Portraits are through PayPal