I am now offering a new style of portrait painting that includes an interior, garden or landscape that is special or meaningful to you and your pet. A variety of sizes available and bespoke to you.

 Please contact me for a quote. The paintings to the left and right are 60 x 70 cm and the painting above is 30 x 40 cm. All acrylic on canvas.

GRACE MARAN – Drawing and Painting BA (Hons)

I am a professional Animal Portrait Artist based in Edinburgh. I have a degree in Drawing and Painting from Edinburgh College of Art and have specialised in pet portraits for the last 6 years. I am now offering the painted portrait with background, as well as the head and shoulder composition portrait painting with block colour background and a drawing portrait, head and shoulder composition, coloured pencils on A4 paper. I work from one photo which I can help you choose.

An Animal Portrait makes a thoughtful and special gift for a Birthday, Wedding, Anniversary or Christmas. It also can be a special way to remember a beloved pet that has passed away.

Please feel free to contact me anytime for a no obligation consultation. You can view examples of my work and customer testimonials on my website.



Drawing and Painting BA (Hons)

Fashion Design for Industry BA (Hons) First Class


The ANGUSalive Purchase Prize 2018

The Heriot Watt Prize for Outstanding Merit

The Lenzing Prize

The Glasgow Bonnet Makers and Dyers Prize

I have always been wary of pet portraits as while they may look like the dog they do not always reflect the character. However the portrait drawn by Grace of our Cockerpoo is fantastic. She has really captured the expression and personality of our dog. Grace has also drawn our Golden Retriever and West Highland Terrier from very old photos with equal success.


Grace did the most beautiful painting of our German Shorthaired Pointer Sophie. I got it done as a birthday present for my husband and he was absolutely delighted with it. Grace got the facial expression and coat markings perfectly. Thoroughly recommend.