I’m Monica Smith and welcome to Noah’s Ark Paintings. Here I create beautiful oil paintings of your pets, wildlife and people.
Pet Portrait Painter
My pet portrait painting service is ideal for anyone who has lost a beloved animal. I can capture the true nature of your pet from a photograph then create a wonderful memento of your cat, dog, horse, bird or whatever animal you’d like to remember.
Animals have always been a part of my life. My very earliest memories are of cats, dogs, chickens and rabbits, In fact, I can’t remember a time when there wasn’t an animal of some description sharing the lives of my family. I, therefore, combined my love of art and skills as a painter and launched this pet portrait from photos service. Our dog portrait service is very popular as is our cat portrait painting option.
Coming from a family of animal lovers, it was a natural progression for me from painting our pets to painting wildlife. I love watching the interaction of animals in the wild. How a small bird will stand up to a predator like a falcon in futile defence of one of its own.
The loyalty and bravery of animals in situations when their own lives or wellbeing is under threat, is something that touches deep into my heart and hopefully the majority of the human race.
I hope I can convey the love I feel for animals and wildlife through my paintings.
I love people and animals, anything that breathes (even blowflies and ants!!). As an artist, I’m drawn to faces, the eyes in particular. I find them fascinating.
When I’m in a shopping centre, walking on the beach or riding on public transport, I can’t help staring at a particular face thinking how lovely it would be to paint.
Animals are something I can paint anytime as they’re a great love of my life and every pet I paint leaves its stamp on my heart. However, I also enjoy adding variety to my work by painting people.
“We just received the painting of Duke and words can not express my gratitude. You have captured his cheeky look to perfection. I am so pleased that I engaged you to do this for me. I feel that he will be with us now forever.”
With all my thanks,
Monica has made the whole process easy. From the first consultation through to the end product. She has captured the beauty of Sophie & Murphy & their cute little faces. I am so glad that I engaged in her services & I am very happy with the final product! We will most definitely recommend your services to others.
Thank you Monica for creating a timeless memory of our beloved Taj & Dea I just couldn’t believe how well you captured my sons late dog’s personalities just from one photo to work from. Anyone thinking of having a portrait painted of someone special either being a person, animal or anything. Do not hesitate. Simply amazing!!!
Monica is a very talented artist who is genuinely passionate about capturing the essence and personality of each individual animal in her beautiful art. She provided frequent updates with photos and actively sought my input on the finer details of the painting to ensure the finished product was perfect. I cannot recommend a better artist than Monica to paint your special pet or loved one!!!
Scratchboard art is a form of engraving. The board surface is a medium made up of three layers. The layers include a Masonite panel covered with smooth, white clay and the final section is a thin layer of India Ink. The result is a solid black surface to start the engraving.
As a scratchboard artist, I use various tools to scratch through the black surface to reveal the white clay below. Every stroke is created by hand with lines, dots and tonal variations determined by how many lines are scratched in a particular area or how much white clay is exposed. The end results are stunning black and white animal portraits.
I’m a member of The International Society of Scratchboard Artists
Would you like scratchboard artwork of your favourite pet or animal?