A collection of my art featuring people, all have been drawn with Faber Castell pastel pencil and Unison soft pastel on Daler Rowney Ingres paper.

For information on commissioning art featuring people, please click here.

16″ x 12″ / 40 x 30cm
 12″ x 10″ / 30 x 25cm
One of my favourite things about taking commissions is when clients request something unusual and beautiful like this lovely scene. 12″ x 10″ / 30 x 25cm
10″ x 8″ / 30 x 25cm
This portrait is of my son, Rory. I wanted a portrait which captures him as the day dreamer he is, so this pose of him absentmindedly munching on an Oreo while reading a book was perfect. 12″ x 12″ / 30 x 30cm

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This is one of my favourite pieces I have ever drawn or painted, I hope it captures a very special time for this beautiful family. 12″ x 10″ / 30 x 25cm


This portrait was commissioned by a graphic designer, I love the layout she requested! 10″ x 8″ / 25 x 20cm
While commissioning this wedding portrait, the client wanted a scene of the couple looking happy and natural rather than a staged pose. I think it was a lovely idea and makes the portrait much more delicate and personal. 12″ x 10″ / 30 x 25cm
Detail from a giant 70″ x 40″ portrait, pastel on masonite board.
Fursa grooming her human’s beard. 10″ x 8″ / 25 x 20cm
This drawing was from a very small 65 year old photograph which had lost a lot of detail over the years, so other photographs and stories of the girl and her animals were essential for capturing this scene. 12″ x 10″ / 30 x 25cm
12″ x 10″ / 25 x 20cm
12″ x 10″ / 25 x 20cm

Thank you for looking! You can see more of my art at and find information on ordering a commission here.

If you might be interested in placing an order for a commission or custom artwork which you would like to be ready in time for Christmas 2018 but can’t bring yourself to think that far ahead, then please leave your name and email on the link below and I will get in touch with final ordering dates and details.



Published by gillianussherart

I am a pet and wildlife artist, originally from Ireland but now based in Frome, England with my husband and children, two rescue dogs Rua the Hungarian Vizsla and Ogie the blind terrier, and Jet the cat. I take commissions for pet portraits and draw original animal art, most of which is sold as fine art prints and art cards. I also teach others how to draw through online classes and short courses available through my website. I have been working as a full time artist for many years, and have fulfilled hundreds of pet portrait commissions. My client base is international, and I ship worldwide for free. My work has been featured in publications such as Dogs Today Magazine, Dogs Monthly, The Guardian, Talented Ladies Club and Country Living Magazine. I support animal charities whenever I can, by regularly donating art to various rescue group fundraisers, donating 20% of income from prints to various breed specific rescues and providing wildlife rescues and rehabilitations centres with original art to fundraise and create merchandise. If you are interested in purchasing or commissioning art, or if you just want to connect, you can contact

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