About Me

Laura Gambino and pets

Out with the pets

Based in the heart of the beautiful Derbyshire countryside, I trained at Derby College of Art and for many years ran my own design consultancy before returning to my first loves, animals and drawing them.

Although I produce portraits of animal wildlife and a small range of limited edition prints, the majority of my work is pastel animal portraits by commission.

I take my own photographs, but in exceptional circumstances I work with your photographs (e.g. if the animal is no longer alive), providing I can see enough detail.

Portraits by Commission - How it works :-

* Contact me, let me know your requirements.

* I will travel to your house, stable, field etc.

* I will  spend a little time with you and your animals , getting to know you both.

* I then take a range of photographs for my reference

* I then go away and produce several rough line sketches which I post to you, so we can discuss your pose preference.

* I then start the portrait

* On completion the portrait is delivered mounted but not framed (framing can be arranged separately).


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