My name is Zara Toms, based in Hampshire in the UK. I strive to achieve highly detailed, realistic portraits of your much loved pets. A painting or drawing is a very special way of capturing memories, taking pride of place in your home, and being able to be cherished for years to come.

If you would like to request a commission or would like further information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
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About the artist

I have worked with dogs my entire life. After completing Sparsholt College Animal Management course I became a canine hydrotherapist. Looking after peoples much loved family dogs. This later turned out to be a blessing after my own Dog required intensive specialist care after looking the use of her back legs. 

I then ended up running a dog kennels for 18 months before I made the decision in 2016 to take the leap as a full time artist which I absolutely love. February 2021 I then started offering online art tutorials and it’s something that I am really enjoying.

This photo is me and my baby Maisey. My best friend and constant companion and one of my favourite photographs of us both was taken during a  holiday in Scotland. Maisey lost the use of her back legs in 2014 at the age of 5. She is now 12.5 years old and despite all the challenges and poor prognosis she made an amazing recovery and regained the use of her legs. I am grateful every day for her defying all the odds and learning to walk again. She is my little miracle.

People joke that I have a small zoo :). Aside from my 3 dogs, I have 2 horses, a Leopard gecko, 2 Royal Pythons and carp in my pond in the garden :).

Who knows what else we will welcome to our family 😀