Oil and pencil portraits by Scott Mitchell

About Scott Mitchell Portraits

Realistic Pets and People Portraits from your photos

I am a professional portrait artist specialising in oil paintings or pencil drawings of people and pets. While I'm currently based in Derby, UK, should you be from further afield do not worry, I have been lucky enough to sell my portraits across the world. 

I attended the University of Lincoln in 2007 where I received a BA Hons in Illustration. It wasn't until after that, however, that I painted my first portrait, a still of Clint Eastwood from the Good the Bad and the Ugly. From then onward I was hooked. 

While it started off as a hobby in which I enjoyed trying to make my portraits as realistic as I could, it didn't take long before I was working on my paintings full time and I continue to try and push that realism in each painting. I accept commissions for Dog Portraits, Cat Portraits, Horse Portraits and People Portraits in Pencil and Oil.

If you like my work then please get in touch and I'll be happy to discuss anything through with you. 

Scott Mitchell painting an animal portrait

Customer Reviews

"My wife and I had lost our boy of 13 yrs Finnegan and wanted a portrait to remember him by and commissioned Scott to do it. He surpassed all our expectations and we cried when we say the end result ; it was very faithfully to a picture of Fin in the back of our SUV that we had provide Scott. Although it was a not very discernible detail in the picture, Scott took the time to paint in the reflection of me and my wife in Fin’s eyes and that made the portrait all the more special. The portrait hangs in a busy hallway in our home and is the first thing we see each morning when we come down for breakfast. We are very very pleased with Scott’s work and have no qualms recommending him for a doggie portrait."

Hareesh and Rhonda, Calgary, Canada 

"I reached out to Scott to ask about him doing a painting of my childhood dog who had recently passed away. From the outset, Scott was a true professional. He walked me through the process, patiently answered all my questions, and kept me up to date on his progress the entire time. The painting arrived yesterday, and it is beautiful. I couldn't be happier with the process or the finished product, and I could not recommend Scott more highly."

Michael A

"I contacted Scott after seeing one of his beautiful portraits on Reddit. I inquired about him painting a portrait of my beloved golden retriever Murphy who had recently passed. Scott responded quickly, even though he was being bombarded with emails due to the popularity of his Reddit post. He offered guidance on what reference photo would be best to use as well as what size would work best. The painting came well packaged and exceeded every expectation that I had. He managed to capture the essence of my sweet boy perfectly. This was a gift for my wife and she treasures it. Scott is an exceptionally talented artist and I would highly recommend his services."

Greg B

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