Adam’s Pet Portraits Review **

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Here at Yeah Lifestyle we love animals, so we couldn’t resist the chance to review Adam’s Pet Portraits. We’d never previously considered getting a portrait of our cat Molly, but it sounded like a wonderful idea. Adam’s Pet Portraits is owned by Adam Bresnen, who specialises in creating handcrafted drawings and paintings of pets from photographs.

How it works

  • First we made contact with Adam and gave him a short description of Molly, our elderly rescue cat
  • Adam promptly replied, asking us to send photographs of Molly, and because she is a black cat, he explained it would be best to take a close-up picture of her face. He also sent a message with examples of photos and drawings to give us an idea, as well as a handy tips sheet
  • Using our mobile phone’s camera, we took various pictures of Molly. But she’s a bit camera shy, so getting the right photograph proved a challenge. However, with Adam’s guidance (and Molly’s favourite treats as bribery) we got there in the end
  • Just over a week later, Adam had completed the portrait and sent a message with the image
  • We immediately approved it, so the next day he sent the portrait in the post and it arrived with us the following morning by special delivery

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What did we think of it?

Adam was friendly throughout the process, from when we first made contact through to completion of the artwork. It was a little bit tricky getting the right photograph of Molly, but I can understand why it’s important to get a decent picture that Adam can use to create his portrait. And while our cat isn’t a fan of posing, we were over the moon with the resulting artwork. The portrait is beautiful and, most importantly, captures Molly’s personality perfectly. It’s clear Adam puts a lot of care and attention into creating his artwork, and his portraits would make ideal gifts for Christmas – or at any time of the year.

Adam’s portrait of Molly proved extra special because our elderly puss sadly died the day after the artwork arrived. So although we miss having our feline friend around, we now have a stunning tribute to her that will take pride of place in our house. Thank you, Adam.

 

How much does it cost?

The price of a pet portrait depends on the size, media and number of animals to be included in the artwork. Prices start at £80 for a small pastel portrait and go up to £1,900 for an epic oil painting on a huge 1m x 1m stretched linen canvas. Adam’s website includes an online price calculator to provide a quote based on specific portrait requirements.

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About Adam

Adam Bresnen is an artist based near Liverpool who graduated from Liverpool John Moores University in 2008 with a degree in fine art. Since then he’s been developing his skills in portraiture alongside a passion for drawing and painting animals.

Adam is an animal portrait artist who specialises in creating handcrafted drawings and paintings of pets from photographs. His pet portraits are available in a wide range of sizes and in different media. And although he is based in the UK, his portraits can be shipped worldwide.

Adam is mostly asked to do dog portraits but is happy to do a portrait of any pet. It’s also possible to have more than one pet in the same piece of artwork.

Adam is now taking bookings for Christmas orders but spaces are limited because of high demand. Christmas gift orders must be made by Monday 10th December, 2018, but don’t worry if you miss the deadline because Adam is happy to send your portrait in the new year.

 

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** This is a collaborative post. All opinions are our own.

38 Comments

  1. Alexandra
    November 16, 2018 / 8:31 am

    What an awesome idea. I would love to get this done for my fur babies! It would also make a wonderful gift.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 16, 2018 / 12:34 pm

      Yes it would Alexandra, do contact Adam directly

  2. November 16, 2018 / 10:04 am

    woah that is so realistic, its so insanely good! I think its a great Christmas gift to all fur parents out there 🙂

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 16, 2018 / 12:34 pm

      Absolutely Annick, this is a much more personalised gift and more meaningful as well

  3. November 16, 2018 / 12:29 pm

    This would be such a great gift for anyone with pets. He is really good. He captured your cat absolutely perfectly.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 16, 2018 / 12:34 pm

      Yes he did Stacie, we love the portrait

  4. November 16, 2018 / 3:35 pm

    What a lovely portrait! The close up does work well doesn’t it. I’m really sorry to hear about your cat – it’s always so hard to lose a pet. x

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 17, 2018 / 9:52 pm

      Yes it is never easy but we are thankful we have a lovely portrait of her now

  5. November 16, 2018 / 3:44 pm

    Such a cute idea for those with pets especially for the holidays!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 17, 2018 / 9:51 pm

      Yes with Christmas coming, this is such a great gift to give someone you love

  6. November 16, 2018 / 3:57 pm

    oh the portrait is amazing, the details are stunning! Well done, i am so impressed.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 17, 2018 / 9:51 pm

      Thank you Chad, the portrait is stunning!

  7. Joanna
    November 16, 2018 / 4:08 pm

    The portrait is so cute and it definitely looks like your Molly. I have a black cat and I know the struggles of taking its photo. Adam did a great job!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 17, 2018 / 9:49 pm

      Thank you so much for understanding Joanna, we had to take a lot of photos of Molly so that we had the angles right for Adam

  8. November 16, 2018 / 4:47 pm

    Oh wow, that’s a solid representation of your cat. The eyes were really captured. I would totally do something like this for my dogs.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 17, 2018 / 9:48 pm

      Glad to hear that, hope you do get a portrait done for your pets

  9. November 16, 2018 / 5:46 pm

    What an incredible art piece, thanks for sharing Adam’s contact info.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 17, 2018 / 9:48 pm

      Your welcome, hope you get in touch with him

  10. November 16, 2018 / 6:04 pm

    I’ve been wanting to get pet portraits for a while. Adam did an incredible piece for you! And your Molly is a pretty lady!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 17, 2018 / 9:47 pm

      Thank you so much Elaine for your kind words. Yes Adam did a great job.

  11. November 16, 2018 / 8:13 pm

    wow! awesome portrait! I really like the way it turned out. Animal portraits are so special and so charming

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 17, 2018 / 9:47 pm

      Yes they are, we totally love it

  12. Deanna
    November 16, 2018 / 9:24 pm

    So sorry you lost her. The portrait is great and a nice way to remember her. Adam seemed to capture the likeness of her very well.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 17, 2018 / 9:46 pm

      Thank you Deanna, yes we are heartbroken but now we have something so special to remember her by

  13. November 17, 2018 / 3:39 am

    We love getting our pet portraits done. We have such cuties that it is like having another member of the family. Your cat portrait is excellent.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 17, 2018 / 9:45 pm

      Thank you, Adam sketched Molly so perfectly and we love it

  14. November 17, 2018 / 4:26 am

    this is so beautiful! I’ve been wanting something like this for my Russian Blue!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 17, 2018 / 9:37 pm

      How wonderful to hear that Jasmine, do contact Adam and he will guide you on the next step

  15. November 17, 2018 / 11:20 am

    Adam pet, the cat look so adorable and thank you for your review on the artist, his work and his background. I would very much love to see his dog portraits too.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 17, 2018 / 9:37 pm

      If you head to his website you can see more of the other pets he has sketched which is pretty amazing

  16. November 18, 2018 / 2:17 pm

    This is such a cute idea for a christmas gift

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 18, 2018 / 2:33 pm

      Yes it so is Tash

  17. November 19, 2018 / 9:01 pm

    Pet portraits are such a great way to honor and remember your furry loved ones. I think this is so beautiful and sweet

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 19, 2018 / 11:33 pm

      Thank you Misty, yes it is a great way to remember pets and save them in a portrait form

  18. November 20, 2018 / 12:27 am

    It’s beautiful. I wish him continued luck and great portraits.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 20, 2018 / 7:44 am

      Thank you on behalf of Adam, Stacey x

  19. November 20, 2018 / 10:20 pm

    Wow! This is such a great idea! to have the portrait of your pet, and the execution of this portrait is so perfect!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 21, 2018 / 7:39 am

      It sure is Nati, love Adam’s work

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