Realistic Portraiture & Fine Art | Shipping Worldwide

All custom portraits are hand drawn with personality, realism and originality in mind. Any subject welcome such as dogs, cats, people, birds, horses, rabbits etc.

Original artwork & fine art prints available for purchase. Choose from a selection of wildlife, landscape, seascape & illustration artworks.

For fellow artists looking to learn my methods and techniques, I offer a wide variety of in-depth tutorials and real-time process videos on Patreon.

Meet The Artist


My name is Shay and I live & work as a full-time artist in south Devon, England. For my artwork endeavours, I go by Shaymus which is a nickname that has stuck with me for as long as I can remember! Graduating from university with a BA (Hons) in Illustration, I have since moved on to specialise in creating realistic portraiture artwork of pets, wildlife & people. I’m very honoured and lucky enough to have clients come from many areas of the world including the USA, UK, Canada, Spain, Ireland, New Zealand & more. 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. No matter the subject, I’m always excited to see what people would like to have commissioned from me next!

Another great love of mine is creating scenery paintings, seascapes and illustrative portraiture. I also have a huge love for creating helpful art tutorials, something I have been doing for many years. If you are interested in learning some of my techniques & methods, please feel free to visit my tutorials page. Finding the time to do everything I want to has proven to be a challenge! I often gain inspiration from reading books & listening to music, living and working within the scenic south Devon & Cornwall landscape is also a great source of creativity for me. You can find all of my latest activity on my social medias as well as on this website if you would like to keep up with my latest artworks. A huge thank you if you do, it is very much appreciated!

Recent Portrait Commission Testimonials

Alli, UK

What a talent! I am l overwhelmed. The whole experience has been a pleasure and the outcome a joyful one. I am so pleased I found you Shaymus. Your guidance and helpful communication has resulted in such a beautiful portrait and I am thrilled to have something do beautiful for my husbands birthday. Thank you so much.
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Emily, UK

Shaymus was professional throughout and kept us updated on when we could expect the portrait to be completed. There are no words to describe how happy we are with the outcome and I could not recommend Shaymus enough. Our friends think this portrait is a picture due to the detail and realistic look and we are so so proud to have it up on the wall in our lounge for everyone to see. Do not hesitate any longer, message Shaymus to do your portrait… you will not regret it, promise!!

Laura, USA

When I came across Shaymus’ page, I was in awe of the talent. But, the portrait I received exceeded every expectation I had. Shaymus helped me choose a photo he thought would work best and kept me updated throughout the entire process. He captured every detail and I couldn’t be happier with the piece! So much care was taken to package the portrait to ensure it made it to the US safely! It was a gift for my boyfriend but now, I need to order one for myself! 🙂

Amanda, USA

Shaymus is unbelievably talented, nice, and humble! I found him after looking at many artists online, and decided to go with him seeing that he has one of the most realistic /amazing techniques and reasonable pricing I have seen. Communication with him was on point since day 1. He really made the process so enjoyable and easy that I was even sad that the process ended! The final result was even more spectacular in person! My portraits were wrapped and shipped extremely well in such beautiful packaging as well. It even came with their mini portraits as authenticity cards. Very very professional, well thought-out and the best pet portrait artist out there!! I will be coming back for the rest of my cats. Thank you so much Shaymus, you are very much appreciated!

Katie, USA

Shaymus is an absolutely amazing artist. I am just blown away by his detail and artistry! His communication was excellent. The shipping was super fast! When he realised this was being sent to me in the US, he took the extra time to package my portrait carefully to ensure it would get to me safely. He just exceeded my expectations and loved this buying experience. And my pet portrait is BRILLIANT!! I love it so much! I am so happy with how it turned out, I purchased another one!

Karen, UK

I can’t put into words how blown away I am with my commission. It surpasses any expectations I had. Every little detail is perfect, it’s almost like magic. I cannot wait to get it framed and on the wall. Shaymus was incredible to work with from start to finish … I follow a lot of artists on social media, but, when I found Shaymus’ page I was in awe of his talent. Even the standard of care that is taken to package the piece is unbelievable. This artist works to the highest standard. I would highly recommend and will definitely use again in the future.

Kat, UK

From inception to completion (including much-needed help with the frame selection), I had complete confidence in the evolution process of a sketch into a perfectly detailed portrait of my son’s late, beloved dog, Homer. Shaymus, who kept me fully informed throughout the process, has captured Homer’s warmth, devotion, sweet natured spirit and given him life, the detail is so beautiful, you almost feel you could reach out and touch him. I would like to extend a warm thank you to Shaymus and would highly recommend this exceptionally gifted artist.

Lottie, UK

I just want to say thank you so much for how truly beautiful it is! I can not get my head around how perfectly you have captured him and it honestly looks like I’m going to reach out and be able to feel him there! … Myself and all owners of one of your portraits are so lucky to be able to have something you’ve managed to capture so well! I just want to say Thank you so much for bringing my best pal a lil closer back to me!


‘Serene’ Giclée Print’s available!

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 for more information!