Commission Testimonials

“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.”

Alli, UK 2022


I found Shaymus after being dissatisfied with a portrait commissioned from an artist we found online. My boyfriend wanted to get a pastel portrait of my two dogs for my mum but we had a terrible experience before finding Shaymus. Shaymus was professional throughout and kept us updated on when we could expect the portrait to be completed. We were anxious to see the result due to our previous experience but were absolutely blown away by the artwork Shaymus produced. It incorporates every single detail from the original photos and fully grasped their individual personalities through the portrait.

There are no words to describe how happy we are with the outcome and I could not recommend Shaymus enough. Please do not use any artist you find online 🙏 we learnt our lesson the hard way but it was worth it to find Shaymus!! 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!!

Emily, UK 2022


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! :)”

Laura, USA 2022


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 had wanted a portrait of my babies for so long, I follow a lot of artists on social media, but, when I found Shaymus’s page I was in awe of his talent.

I was also thrilled to see he was UK based and had availability to complete my commission by the end of the year. The price is very reasonable, it could have been much more and I’d have still been happy with it. 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.

Karen, UK 2021


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 realized 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!

Katie, USA 2021


I’ve just received a portrait of my dog Dylan for my birthday which has been done by you. 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!

I have been following you for a little while now and love all of your projects! Myself and all owners of one of your portraits are so lucky to be able to have something you’ve managed to captures so well! I just want to say Thank you so much for bringing my best pal a lil closer back to me!

Lottie, UK 2021


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 with consistent updates and step by step instructions. He really made the process so enjoyable and easy that I was even sad that the process ended! Every time I got an update of my cats portraits, I was consistently blown away at his talent.

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!

Amanda, USA 2021


It looks even more incredible in real life – I don’t know how you do it! Thank you so much again. I will definitely be recommending you to anyone else who wants a pet portrait done. I’ve also loved how personal your overall service has felt, so thank you for that and for keeping me updated all the way through the whole process

Megan, UK 2021


From my mum, thanks so much: ‘Hi sweetie it has come! Dad and I think it’s beautiful… Thank you so so much. I am welling up here

Melissa, UK 2020


Thank you so much for the beautiful artwork you created for me for Christmas. You have totally captured her character. I honestly love it – I guess I am completely biased but I think its stunning!

Elaine, UK 2020


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.

Kat, UK 2020


The drawing arrived yesterday! Looks incredible! Everyone who has seen it is blown away by how amazing it is! I am looking to get another done early next year so I will be in touch around the end of the year! Thank you!

Etsy customer, UK 2020


Shay is absolutely fantastic! From start to finish he went through every detail with me; from background colour, to little details and angles of my Dog Millie! You would never know the original photo I sent him had a hand in it based on the outcome of the drawing! My Mum loved her gift and can’t wait to frame it and put it up in the house! Thanks again Shay, would recommend time and time again!

Mikala, UK 2020


For so long I was searching for the right person to create a portrait of my beloved Yorkshire Terrier, Cleopatra. Shay is that person! From the very beginning of the process, Shay kept me updated and allowed me to give feedback. When finished, the piece was wrapped carefully and arrived quickly.

Of course, I can stand in testimony to Shay’s talent and artistic ability because WOW…But I also want to reiterate the gratitude I have for his patience, enthusiasm and compassion. I will cherish his rendition of Cleopatra for a lifetime. I recommend Shay to everyone looking to commission work that has soul and magnificence in equal measure. Thank you so much for everything!

Jemma, UK 2020


Just to let you know that the picture of Millie has arrived and I love it! Thank you so much for your fantastically quick and talented service

Carolyn, UK 2019


Shay I can’t Thank you enough for the lovely portrait I must admit it made me cry! It is absolutely beyond words fantastic and I know my sister will love it. You really are a super talented artist. Words fail me!

Jan, UK 2019

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