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Snow Queen
All images are ©K. O'Neill



I am a full-time coloured pencil artist living and working in UK.  Creating highly detailed and carefully drawn coloured pencil portraits of both wild animals and domestic pets and horses. I have sold internationally to clients in Europe, America, Australia and New Zealand.

Drawing this amount of detail is a time consuming process and many days of work go into each portrait. Working with only the highest quality professional lightfast coloured pencils and archival papers, I aim to bring out the character and beauty of each subject. 


I also create pet portraits from good quality (wherever possible) digital photographs, although if asked to draw a memorial portrait of a beloved pet, print copies are usually acceptable, but some detail may be lost due to poorer quality reproductions. A portrait can only be as good as the reference material but I strive to depict the beloved pet as closely as I possibly can given the information at my disposal.


My coloured pencil portrait of the Snow Leopard, entitled 'Snow Queen' has been published in Colored Pencil Magazine and is available as a Limited Edition print.  A run of only 25 was commissioned and each print is hand signed by me and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and a care sheet. Please contact me for details. 

Below is just a small sample of my work. Please browse through the different galleries for further examples.  Many items can be ordered as prints, some are Limited Editions, or greetings cards and more will be added as they are completed. 

But if you are looking for a particular animal which you cannot see here, please get in touch and we can discuss your requirements. However, I have a severe case of Arachnophobia, so as long as you are not wanting a portrait of any sort of spider, I'll do my best for you. 

I look forward to hearing from you.

Please get in touch using the email below. Or drop in to see me at Facebook or Instagram. Links below.

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This is the beautiful Ava, a rescued Lurcher now living the dream with her lovely owner. This is my first commission on 2022 and what a joy this was to draw. Unusually for me, I painted the sky in Unison Soft Pastels. The perfect medium to depict those heavy, lowering storm clouds. The rest of the portrait is in coloured pencils.

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Lottie. A Commissioned portrait. NFS

Meet Lottie, a gorgeous little King Charles Spaniel I had the pleasure of drawing as a Christmas gift. My final commission of 2021

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Limited Edition prints of Snow Queen are now available.  Please contact me for details.


I am delighted to have received my print copies of Ann Kulberg's Color Pencil Magazine from the USA, in which Snow Queen here, is featured in the Pencil Box section of the magazine. 

If you copy and paste the link below into your browser it should take you to the blog which features all the artists (including myself) who have been chosen to have our drawings highlighted.

Needless to say I am honoured to have  my drawing chosen to appear in the November issue. It took many weeks to complete this portrait and this is an unexpected and thrilling recognition of all those hours bent over the drawing board. 

Thank you.

©K. O'Neill