These paintings are treasured possessions of hundreds of people. Not only are they superbly realistic works of art but they are also lifelike lasting reminders of loved and cherished companions.
Portraits on Velvet
Typically Phil paints animal and pet portraits in oil-pastel on velvet. This is a medium pioneered by his father and then jointly pursued as a family business for many years.
In addition to pet portraits, you can also commission Phil to paint your favourite wildlife. His previous work has included elephants, lions, tigers, leopards, wild fowl and birds of prey.
With many years of experience, artist Phil Blackburn is a specialist in oil paintings on velvet. He has been commissioned to paint former Crufts winners, National Cat Show winners, Red Rum for the Newbury Bloodstock Show and his wildlife paintings were used to help raise funds for the Joy Adams Born Free Foundation.
His work has been exhibited across Europe and been viewed by thousands including the British Royal family.
Whether you're looking for a permanent reminder of your much loved pet or you're looking to create a unique painting of your favourite animal, artist Phil Blackburn can take your photo and turn it into an oil based portrait.