Artist Kate Marr in Bournemouth, Dorset | Pet Portraits & Art

Artist Kate Marr

Montague Road
  • Professional portrait artist
  • Captures the character of your loved one
  • Drawings, gouache / oil paintings
  • Bespoke commissions for all budgets
  • Framing and postage available
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Capturing the character, essence, and soulfulness of each individual is what it’s all about! Portraits and atmospheric scenes are my speciality, bringing alive precious memories of people, pets and places.

Dog Images

Kate Marr works as an artist in Bournemouth, UK, specialising in portraits and scenic paintings. Her desire is to bring out the character of each individual in every piece, and create atmospheric art for people to treasure. Her style is realistic and lively, using oil paint, gouache paint or pencil to capture special moments. Kate takes inspiration for her art from all areas of her life, influences from contemporary, traditional and impressionist art and enjoys working with customers on commissions. Kate has been a professional artist for the last decade, where she has undertaken many commissions, and exhibited in galleries.

Animal Photography


Portrait Artist London, Bournemouth 2008 - Present

Fine Art BA (Hons) Plymouth University, 2008

Foundation Studies (Art and Design) The Surrey Institute of Art and Design, 2005

Group Show, Otantic, 279A Green Lanes, North London August 2016 (ongoing)

Portraits Group Exhibition, The 504 Gallery, East London. June 2016

Jazz and Dance by Ali White and Kate Marr, The Coach House Gallery, Wakefield. August - October 2008

Group Show, Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth. June 2008

Group Show, The Wall Gallery, Wakefield. April - September 2008

Group Show, The Coach House Gallery, Wakefield. February - April 2008

Group Show, Hearts Capital, Royal William Yard, Plymouth. June 2005 2007

Group Show, Surrey Institute of Art and Design, Epsom. June 2005

Group Show, TCCE, Surrey June 2004

Images of Dogs


Please contact me and let me know your commission idea. It is always lovely and exciting to go through the details, decide on a composition, materials, size, framing, postage and timescale. I also ask that you let me know a little about the individual’s character so that I can bring this out in the artwork. Sometimes photos will need to be taken, sittings or a portfolio viewing arranged. Each artwork is bespoke, and I work out each commission with the customer to their requirements.

A mock-up will then be confirmed and deposit paid before proceeding with the commission. I keep customers informed throughout the process, letting them know how it is progressing, and when it is likely to be finished. Once finished I will confirm if any changes are needed by the customer until they are delighted with the completed portrait.

Each artwork is bespoke, please let me know your commission idea and budget, and we can go from there.

Dog Images

All works are made and framed with acid free archival high quality materials.

Pencil / charcoal / conte on acid free cartridge paper create lovely monochrome drawings.
Timescale: from 1 Day

Winsor & Newton Designers Gouache’ paint on acid free watercolour paper. Gouache has a soft, beautiful appearance with bright colours. It is a chalky opaque watercolour.
Timescale: from 1 Week

 Handmade Michael Harding and Winsor & Newton artist’s oil paints on acid free oil painting paper or canvas. Oils are a traditional painting material which bring out rich colourful tones.

Timescale: from 1 Month

I use archival acid free framing materials. Your artwork can be framed using bespoke or standard frames.

Your artwork can be posted to you, or you are welcome to collect it from Bournemouth, UK. International shipping is available.

High quality giclée or canvas prints of your commission can be ordered.

paw prints


“I asked Kate to do a portrait of my girlfriends cat for Christmas and the final drawling was absolutely superb. The drawing was done in the exact style I requested and I was kept fully updated on the progress of it. I would absolutely recommend Kate! ”

black paw black paw black paw black paw black paw - Will Emerson

“My Gran loved the portrait, thank you so much. We would rate you and your service 5 stars. You really helped us out at such a busy time of year. The portrait was lovely and was such a great likeness. It was sent and received very quickly from me approving the final picture sent. It was well packaged to keep it safe. You kept constant contact throughout so we were kept up to date. Thank you so much for such an amazing service.”

black paw black paw black paw black paw black paw - Gemma

“Kate provided a professional, friendly and efficient service from start to finish. Guiding us through the process and helping us to make a decision for which medium and size painting to choose. Kate did a lovely photo shoot with our children and then we chose a photo for her to work from to create our beautiful portrait. We now have a heart warming, delightful painting that captures our precious children so well and we can treasure this piece of art forever. Thank you!”

black paw black paw black paw black paw black paw - Samantha Matthews

“Kate is an exceptional artist who captures both the body and soul of her subject. Her work is technically excellent and a wonderful representation of life. Not only is she a great talent but she is also a joy to commission and work with.”

black paw black paw black paw black paw black paw - Anthony Allison

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