Here are a few examples of past commissioned work:


“I’ve hired Kathleen three times to do portraits of our dogs. Each time I was thrilled with the results. Despite not having met my pets, she perfectly captured their characters and created beautiful works that I am proud to display on my walls. Kathleen is both skilled and professional, and her unique style is recognisable. Sadly, I’ve run out of pets for her paint, but as soon as I am blessed with grandchildren, I’ll be back in touch!”

Ali Stegert, current dog lover and future grandma

“It is a delight to have the opportunity to write this note to recommend Kathleen O’Hagan. I had the sincere pleasure of commissioning a watercolour of my younger self as a Christmas gift. It is beautiful. I really admire her talent and gentle nature. In my job as a picture framing designer I get to see work from many sources and Kathleen remains one of my favourite emerging artists.”

Sylvie Hughes, Matisse Framing
A3 Coloured Pencil Drawing, Work in Progress, 2018

The Process

As an artist, I welcome the chance to create portraits, pets and landscapes for others. I am passionate about using my art to bring joy to the lives of those around me! It is my goal to make something truly unique and beautiful that will suit your purpose – whether the artwork is for a special occasion, to become a family treasure or simply a decoration for your home. I specialise in coloured pencil, graphite and charcoal, watercolour, acrylic and oil and often use a photo as my key reference for commissions. I am happy to work from size A5 and upwards.

To start the process of creating a work specially for you and to receive a quote, contact me either by email ( or by phone (+61402 260 531) with the following details:

  • Your name and contact detail/s of choice
  • A decent quality photo/s of your subject
  • The medium you wish the work to be created in (i.e coloured pencil, acrylic, etc.)
  • The size you want the work to be (A5, A4, A3, A2, A1) (reference the chart on the right)
  • Any other details / special considerations you would like to mention

If your unsure about what would suit your needs, please give me a call and I would be happy to discuss it with you!