Welcome to the True Image Family Portrait and Pet Portrait Studio!

People and family portraits, sport portraits and pet portraits, dog and cat portraits, horse portraits, landscapes and house portraits in pencil or acrylic from your photos by a portrait artist in kilcock ireland
My name is Ivana and I am a professional portrait artist working from my studio in Kilcock, county Kildare in Ireland. I create hand painted and hand drawn people portraits and pet portraits from your photos. On this website you will find a gallery of my previously commissioned portraits and more information about the unique service I provide. I work closely with every client to create their pet or family portrait.

All artwork is completely hand drawn or hand painted and you can choose between an acrylic painting or a graphite pencil drawing. Portraits are created from your photos and you can adjust the composition yourself giving you control over your commission. I can use one photograph or combine a few to create your memorable pet portrait or family portrait. Contact me to order a portrait from your photos today.

I often create bespoke artwork too, including landscape paintings, garden paintings and house and building illustrations. Email me at info@trueimage.ie to discuss your requirements.

Recent Testimonial

"Hi Ivana,
I am very happy with the portrait of Breffni and her likeness is excellent which I'm delighted about...
Breffini was absolutely delighted with it."
Ronan on commissioning an acrylic painting of his daughter Breffni Kelly during the 2009 European Cross Country Championships as a birthday present, Maynooth/Naas, Ireland, August 2023

Art Prints of Mount Errigal Painting now Available!

A gallery of pencil pet portraits drawn from photos by a pet, dog and cat portrait artist

Pencil Pet Portraits Gallery

My pencil drawings gallery consists of previous commissions in graphite pencil on paper, including dog, cat, horse and pony portraits, even portraits of rabbits and birds. I work with artist quality materials to achieve the best possible result. I can combine a number of photographs to create a portrait of one or more pets. Pencil sketches come in a neutral coloured mount ready for your frame.

Acrylic Cat, Dog, Horses and other Pets Portraits Gallery

Acrylic Pet Portraits Gallery

View the acrylic paintings gallery of animal portraits painted with acrylics on fine stretched canvas, many in a beautiful landscape setting. It includes dog, cat, horse and other pets portraits created for clients worldwide. Capture the uniqueness of your pet in full colour! The paintings can be hung unframed as I work on stretched canvas 18 mm deep. You can email me your photos and I will prepare some portrait options for you.

People Portraits Gallery

People and Family Portraits Gallery

The people portraits gallery shows some examples of previous people and family portrait commissions I have worked on. I often work from multiple photographs to create a family portrait. The gallery includes wedding portraits, portraits of children, couples, group family portraits and portraits from vintage photographs. To date I have completed some portraits of well known personalities including Charlie Bird, Tom Parlon, Donal Og Cusack and Niall Moran.

Pet and Family Portrait Testimonials-see what clients have to say about their portrait commissions


See what my previous clients have to say about their completed portrait commissions. I have been commissioned by clients in Ireland and worldwide, including the U.S., the United Kingdom, Australia and Japan. You can see all the latest testimonials on my blog too.

Pet and Family Portrait Gift Vouchers

Gift Vouchers

My Portrait Gift Vouchers make the perfect gift for any occasion, including Christmas, birthdays and anniversaries. You can order a voucher for a specific value or choose a specific size and medium.

Art Portrait Blog showing new portrait and landscape commissions and art in progress

Art Blog

I post updates of recently finished artwork on my blog. I take photographs of the drawings or paintings during the process and post these on the blog. Never miss a new post by signing up to receive updates directly to your inbox! You can also follow me on Instagram.

Recent Testimonials

"Hi Ivana,
It's amazing! I love it! Thank you so much, it captures him so well...
My boyfriend is going to be so happy with it - I can't wait to show him."
Cady on commissioning a pencil drawing of her boyfriend's goldendoodle as a birthday present, Dublin, Ireland, August 2023

If you would like to commission your own family or pet portrait or you would like to discuss your photos for a bespoke portrait, please do not hesitate to contact me by filling out my contact form or simply emailing your photographs or ideas to info@trueimage.ie.

Wedding portrait gifts painted and drawn from photos

Wedding Portraits

To date I have completed a large number of wedding portraits. Many of these have been commissioned as gifts for the couples in the portraits, others as gifts to their children after the parents have passed. What a great way to remember that special day for the family and the couples involved. They also make for a wonderful bespoke and unique wedding present from friends or family.
You can view some of the portraits in my Wedding Portraits Gallery.

Portrait paintings and sketches of people with their pets from photos

People with Pets

We just adore our pets and what better present for yourself or your friends and family than a unique portrait of them with their beloved companion. I can work from one or multiple photographs to create the most special keepsake for the pet owner. Commission your own gift or keepsake simply by contacting me with your photos and I will guide you through the entire portrait process. See some examples in my People and Pets Portraits Gallery here.

Riverside One building illustration drawing from photos

Landscapes, Buildings and Houses

House drawings, landscape paintings and building drawings are a great way to remember a special time or occasion in your life. I often create drawings of buildings commisioned as retirement gifts from colleagues or a painting of a special place a person holds dear. This unique gift means a lot to the person on the receiving end.
I have also created other unusual commissions, see them here.

"Hi Ivana!
Thank you so much for the scanned image. The painting looks fantastic and is just what I was looking for. Thank you so much for producing this! and it’s great to hear that you have managed to finish it so soon.
It really looks great from the scanned image and I’m looking forward to seeing it in person. Thanks again Ivana."
John on commissioning an acrylic painting of his wife, himself holding their baby son with their pet dog, Maynooth, county Kildare, August 2023