If you have been happy with my work and you love your portrait, please leave a comment or two in the box below. I always love to see people's reactions when they see their portrait for the first time, so if you have any videos or photos then please send them my way, as I love to keep in contact with you all!

Best wishes,

Kathryn x

I received a portrait of my Ragdoll Trixie as a Christmas gift, and I was blown away by the level of detail in the portrait. Kathryn really captured Trixie's personality brilliantly, she's obviously incredibly talented. One of the best gifts I've ever received, and it's going to hang proudly in my office for years to come!

Christmas 2018

"I asked Kathryn to create a portrait of the cats my dad had years ago as a Father's Day present. Unfortunately he lost Amber when she was only two but Bobo lived until she was 18, so it was the perfect way of keeping the memories alive. Throughout the creation of the portrait Kathryn sent me updates and photos. The finished portrait was absolutely amazing and it actually moved my dad to tears! We would like to say a huge thank you for creating such a perfect gift, one we will treasure forever! xxx "

June 2018

I am now the delighted owner of two of your brilliant works of art !
Both my dog, Oliver and my cat, Fudgley are  amazingly lifelike and you have managed to capture the essence of their personality from just a photograph !
Wonderful lasting captures of our loved pets.

One more cat to go 🙂

Many thanks


March 2018

'WOW - that is AMAZING' - Kathryn is an incredibly talented artist and has been lovely to work with - she has really captured the 'essence' of both our dogs' personalities and we are absolutely delighted. 

Our names are Ted and Helen and we have thoroughly enjoyed working with Kathryn to get to this fabulous finished picture of our Spanish Water Dogs - Izzy and Cisco.  We have really appreciated Kathryn's openness to taking on our ideas and requirements and have to say that the end result is even better than we had hoped for. The detail you have managed to put into the picture is fantastic.  I cannot begin to imagine how you can get such a realistic picture of a white dog on a white page, using pencils only - and also such incredible shading on a black dog too.  We are in awe of what you have achieved.
Thank you so much ! x
November 2017



Kathryn's talents go beyond dogs and horses. Cats are a nightmare to photograph so Kathryn has little to work from but still managed to capture the face, sparkley blue eyes and character. 

How does she draw all that fur??????

Love it
Maria & Peter
December 2017

We went to a local craft fair we saw Kathryn Spence's amazing animal portraits. Almost immediately we commissioned her to do a portrait of our daughters family dog, an (Hungarian Vizsla ) called Rocky for their Christmas present.
After a short time with many updates the portrait came to life before our eyes and were really thrilled with the finished result.
If you are looking for a portrait of your lovely family pet we would highly recommend Kathryn, her work is absolutely outstanding!

Phillip and Maggy from Worksop, Notts.
December 2017

My name is Eve and this morning my husband and I received your absolutely
AWESOME portrait of Freya and Chloe our two Bearded Collies, now here with
us in New Zealand.
I don't know how you managed to capture their essence and character just
from a photograph but you certainly have, with an amazing degree of success.
I have to keep looking at it again and again, it is so 'them' and true to
With Very Best Wishes and appreciation,
Mike and Eve xx