Over the rainbow bridge, a way to cherish their memory

memorial A5 cat portrait

When the time comes for your furbaby to cross the rainbow bridge you know in your heart you will treasure every wonderful moment you have shared with them. A Memorial Pet Portrait is a beautiful way to cherish their memory and still have them with you in your home. I have been drawing beloved pets professionally for three years and have a wide experience in drawing many types of wonderful cats of all ages and breeds. As someone who has lost my own furbabies over the years, I know just how important these commissions are to my clients which is why I work closely with each client to understand the character and manner of the pet throughout the creation of the portrait. Testimonials from my clients:

Copy of Tortie tortoisechell colour pencil cat portrait in Worcester uk by sema martin pet portrait artist
sema martin color pencil pet portrait of cat

“Sema is a truly amazing artist, she exceeded all my expectations. The wonderful artwork brought our late Kiki back to life, it has an effect on my heart every time I look at it. It really is one of my most precious belongings. Thank you Sema” — LUCY, UK

“My Mam was absolutely delighted with the portrait. She thought it was a photograph at first and she was blown away when I told her it wasn’t! You really captured Jess beautifully, not just her appearance but her spirt as well which will live on forever now through such a beautiful picture. There were some tears shed but I knew we would both end up crying when she opened it.” — STEPH, IRE

“Sema Martin of Ames Art Studio did an amazing job of crafting Baker’s likeness in a portrait that was a gift to my mom! Not only does the beautiful piece of artwork resemble our cat, it also captures his personality and gentle manner! Many people who have seen the portrait commented on how soft and realistic his fur looks. It is a cherished memento of a much-loved companion!” - REBECCA, USA

Drawn for your photographs, I can produce a realistic custom coloured pencil drawing on paper. The portrait will be mounted with a certificate of authenticity. I am very good at working from any type of photo, so if you have an old picture of your kitty that has passed or one that isn’t the best quality but you just love it, then I can still draw a wonderful portrait for you from it. Just send me as many pictures of your baby as you like to discuss a way forward for your memorial portrait. To learn more about commissioning artwork, click the button below:


Pet Portraits by Sema Martin

Hello and welcome to my blog. My name is Sema Martin and I am a realism pet portrait artist based in Wales, UK.  I specialise in colour pencil as a medium and have created many pet portraits for customers all over the world, drawing from their reference photo sent to me by email. The high-quality brand of colour pencils used is a mixture of Faber Castell Polychromos and Caran D'ache Luminance on extra smooth Bristol Board paper.