I am now offering a new style of portrait painting that includes an interior, garden or landscape. Please contact me for a quote. The above painting is 60 x 70 cm 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 a further degree in Fashion Design from Heriot Watt University. With both a fine art and design background my work has developed in to being a beautiful balance of painterly expression and distinctive stylisation. I love animals and I love painting animals. They lend themselves to my interests in expressive mark making, colour, tone and composition as well as being able to capture their personalities and characters. The eyes really make the painting come alive, a special detail that I really love working on.

I work from my studio at home in Scotland and receive commissions via email. If you are thinking of making a commission feel free to send me as many photos of your pet as you like and I can then advise you further on which source photo to choose as well as what size and type of portrait (drawing or painting).

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.