Capturing the spirit and the glory of your horse
The amazing realism of Lesley Harrison’s animal portraits represent a gift that the entire world is coming to appreciate and enjoy. Her paintings have appeared on the cover and within the pages of nearly every major horse and art magazine in America and yet, her greatest joy is still found in painting the animals that people love most---their own.
Lesley has had horses and an assortment of animals almost all of her life. They have all been very special. As an artist and as an animal lover, she knows firsthand the loving relationship that can exist between animals and humans. And she paints that way.
A Lesley Harrison commissioned portrait is a perfect way to honor a horse for its performance on the track, in the show ring, or any animal--- simply as a companion, pet and trusted friend. Painted with exacting precision, superb technical skill, anatomical accuracy, and tremendous emotion---her commissioned portraits continue to bring joy, recognition and tremendous pride to all who own her work.
Please accept this invitation to have your special pet or companion honored in just this way.
About Commissioned Portraits
What Is It? A commissioned portrait is a one-of-a-kind painting of a specific horse, or any other subject, that is done by an artist for a client.
What Is The Medium? Lesley Harrison paints in pastel, a pure pigment medium that dates back to the 16th century. All paintings are delivered professionally framed and ready to hang.
How Long Does It Take? Most commissions are completed within about 6-8 months from when you call, but must be ordered in advance, especially if it is to be a gift for a special occasion
How Much Does A Commission Cost? The larger the painting the more it usually costs. A down payment of $500.00 is required when commissions are accepted, which puts you on the waiting list.
The prices for a commissioned work of art start at $2,500.00 for an 11 x 14” painting and go up in size and price from there. Lesley uses photographic reference material, either hers or ones that you supply and will send you proofs, with her notes, to help you make your choice for a painting.
“As an artist and life-long lover of animals, I feel privileged that others trust me to paint their pets and children. It’s a big responsibility. I try to always remember that if I capture their spirit and personality--the painting will excite and move everyone who sees it.”