Welcome to my website.
Scotland is famous for its many breeds of dogs, both pets and working dogs. There is the wonderful Border Collie, admired all over the world; the Rough-Haired Collie, popularised by Queen Victoria and originally a working dog, but now mostly a pet, the tough Border Terrier and the Cairn Terrier. There is also the Shetland Collie or Shelty, a barky but feisty little relative of the Rough Collie.
Apart from the Wild Cat, (definitely not a pet!) Scotland has produced the Scottish Fold Cat, with its forward facing ears, probably to keep out the wind. Also several horses; the impressive Clydesdale and the diminutive Shetland Pony.
In Scottish Pet Portraits you can find a selection of some of the paintings and drawings of dogs,cats and horses I have been asked to produce in the last ten years or so, plus the occasional house, car or landscape commission. Many of my customers are from my home country of Scotland but I also get commissions from England, and the occasional order from Ireland, America and Australia.
I work in watercolour, gouache, pencil, pen and ink and lately in coloured pencil. I feel lucky that I am able to combine my main interests - art and dogs, but in my galleries you can also see pictures of cats, wild animals, boats, cars and houses.
If you would like a painting or drawing of your dog, cat, horse, or even your house or vintage car, just send me one or more photos by email or post. The better the photo the better the result will be. You're welcome to ring me on 01309 641556 or 0750 11 806 33 to discuss the project.
I can usually finish a picture in about two weeks. I'll need a deposit of 20% and you'll receive a proof to OK before you pay the balance. The artwork will arrive by guaranteed post the next morning.
Some of my work is available as A4 and A3 prints on Facebook. See https://www.facebook.com/collinsprints
James Collins BA(Hons)Fine Art
Scottish Pet Portraits
Scotland IV36 2TF
Phone: 01309 641556 or 07407 47 27 17