Welcome to Shaymus Art

Realistic Animal Portraiture & Fine Art

If you’re looking for a bespoke portrait artwork of your pet(s), I would love to create one for you! All portrait’s are hand drawn with personality, realism and originality in mind. Capturing a true likeness is of upmost importance to me. Please visit my commissions page to find out more.

On this website you will also find my original wildlife artworks & limited edition prints for sale.

If you’re an artist yourself looking to improve & expand your skills, I also produce art lessons which can be found on the tutorials page. There, I share my techniques, methods, materials & knowledge.

Meet The Artist


My name is Shay and I live & work as a full-time portrait artist in south Devon, England, very fortunate to have stunning scenery surroundings. For my artwork endeavours, I go by the alias Shaymus which is a nickname that has stuck with me for as long as I can remember. Graduating from university with a BA (Hons) 2:1 in Illustration, I’ve since moved on to specialise in creating realistic portraiture artwork of both pets, wildlife and people, lucky enough to have clients come from many areas of the world. I am mostly commissioned to draw dogs & cats, occasionally I am commissioned to create artworks of other animals such as birds, horses or other wildlife. Any subject matter, I always love to hear what people may like to have commissioned next!

Another love of mine is creating other types of artworks, such as scenery paintings, seascapes and illustrative portraiture. Finding the time to do everything I want to create has proven to be a challenge! My passion in art is to find the beauty in everything that surrounds us, living within the scenic south Devon landscape is a huge bonus and great love of mine. You will find all my latest activity on all my social media and this website if you would like to keep up with my latest works. A huge thank you if you do, it is very much appreciated!

Limited-Edition ‘Serene’ Giclรฉe Print’s now for sale!

My first ever print release, ‘Serene’ prints are limited to only 10 copies. Each print is made using archival inks on premium German Etching paper. The paper has an excellent texture that makes the print look & feel like an original drawing. Please click the photo to view more information / purchase.

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