The Catherine Gallery


Welcome to the Catherine Gallery, which is an online display of the creative work of Hampshire based artist Catherine Cook.

Catherine´s portfolio of work includes animal portraits of dogs, horses and cats. Catherine completes animal art commissions in a range of media including: graphite pencil, oil paint, pen and ink to watercolour painting.

We are a nation of animal lovers and to capture a loving companion in a picture is a wonderful gift and an item to treasure. Browse the Gallery to view the range of work completed by Catherine or come and meet Catherine at a forthcoming event.

Visit shop

Spring and Easter bone china mug on Etsy Highland Cow by Etsy Spring and Easter art gifts on Etsy Spring and Easter blank Greeting cards on Etsy Kingfisher greeting card on Etsy Animal Inspired Blank cards sold on Etsy by Catherine Cook

A new range of greeting cards and gifts for animal lovers everywhere:

  • Greeting Cards
  • Wall Art Prints
  • Notebooks
  • Bone China Mugs
  • Tea Towels
  • Coasters
  • Gift Vouchers


SHOPPING LOCAL - Collection of orders available, please contact me to arrange.


Event Dates

  • Saturday 11th September 2021 - Alton Craft Fair 10am - 3pm
  • Sunday 10th October 2021 - Blackmoor Apple Day, Blackmoor, nr Liss, Hampshire
  • Saturday 6th November 2021 - Monthly Market, Farnham Maltings, Bridge Square, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7QR
  • Saturday 20th November 2021 - Four Marks Craft Fair, Four Marks Village Hall, Four Marks, Alton, GU34 5AA
  • Saturday 27th November 2021 - CANCELLED Alton Christmas Market, Market Square, Alton, Hampshire 10am - 2pm
  • Sunday 28th November 2021 - Nosh Christmas Market, Nosh Cafe Bar, Medstead 10am - 12 noon
  • Saturday 4th December 2021 - Monthly Market, Farnham Maltings, Bridge Square, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7QR, 9am - 4pm
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Meet Catherine

I am an artist, based in Four Marks, Hampshire. I create wildlife artwork and accept pet portrait commissions.

From an early age growing-up on a farm, I always found great pleasure when drawing and studying the wildlife and countryside around me. I am continually surprised by the detail in mother-nature. I work in a range of media including watercolour, graphite pencil, oil paint and pen and ink.

I thoroughly enjoy seeing my artwork and designs come to life within my product collection. My gift and homeware ranges aim to capture the beauty of country life.

If you would like to discuss a project with me please click contact.

Commission a Portrait

Portraits are completed on a commission basis, so each painting or drawing is tailored to each client's wishes. Commission prices are based on the size and choice of media, a price guide for a single portrait supplied in a 16" x 12" window mount is shown below:

Single Portratit
(supplied in a 16" x 12" window mount )
DRAWING - Graphite Pencil or Pen & Ink
PAINTING - Watercolour
Oil Painting
Priced per commission
Framing services are available on request
Priced per commission

Copyright - Please note all Copyright permissions remain the ownership of the artist Catherine Cook, even when original artwork is purchased. Copies of the artwork commissioned may be used on promotional websites, portfolios and printed material by Catherine Cook.

How does the commission process work?

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  • Photos

    The starting point for a commission is to choose a clear in-focus photograph. It does not matter if there are objects or people in the background, as this can be excluded from the final portrait. The photo needs to show as much detail as possible and have even lighting. It is important to choose an image with reflects the character of your pet, with an expression or position they often display.

  • Media

    Catherine will review the photos and discuss the most appropriate media which can include: water colour, graphite pencil, coloured pencil, oil pastel and oil paint. The colouring of the animal and texture can lend itself to certain media.

  • Prices

    The price of commissioning an animal portrait is determined by the size of the final piece and the choice of media. The prices above are an indication, Catherine is happy to complete work to meet your bespoke requirements.

  • Sketches

    Catherine will start by completing sketches from the photo, which helps discover the textures and proportions needed for the final composition.

  • Painting

    Once Catherine is happy with the prepartory sketches the painting/drawing of the final portrait will commence. Catherine prefers to work aiming for a 4 week completion, but flexibility is always possible to meet an important birthday or speciic date.

  • Final Painting

    Once the painting is complete, if it is a watercolour or graphite picture it will be set within a mount, ready for framing when convenient. The grand unveiling and presentation of the portrait is an exciting time. Portraits capture a moment in time, of a loving companion and often an extended member of the family!

Client Reviews

  • watercolour commission

    "Having seen a display of Catherine's work in Alresford Library, I commissioned her to paint a portrait of my mother in law's Westie. I am delighted with the result, it is beautiful and incredibly life like. Thank you! "

  • watercolour commission

    "Thank you so much Catherine for our wonderful Artwork of our cats Stella and Marley that now join the Artwork you also done of Molly and Pepi a little while back, we couldn't be happier "

  • watercolour commission

    "The picture has arrived safety, and we are utterly delighted with the paining, it is amazing and all we could have hoped for. I know my dad is going to love it for his birthday. Thank you so much again"

  • pencil portrait commission

    "I have just received the portrait of Poppy which is delightful and captures her very well."

  • watercolour commission

    "I've just been given a painting of my dog for my bithday that you painted. It's great a true likeness. I hope its your first upside down dog painting and first of many thanks"

  • watercolour commission

    "Just to say that we are over the moon with the painting of Alfie and thank you very much."

Contact Catherine

If you would like to discuss an animal portrait commission or if you have any questions please contact Catherine:

Tel. 07940 854608 Email:

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