Marion Simkins


Based in rural Essex, I am an artist specialising in highly detailed and realistic portraits. I work from high quality photographs and where possible travel to you to take the photographs which enables me to create a unique personal artwork just for you.
I feel incredibly fortunate to be doing something I love, meeting wonderful people and their pets! My aim is to produce a bespoke artwork which captures the traits, personality and characteristics of your pet or loved one so that you may have an everlasting memory to be treasured.


Marion has earned a reputation for meticulous attention to detail and work of distinctive and outstanding quality. Throughout her career she has sought to improve her artistic skills and techniques, studying at renowned centres of excellence such as Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, Marlborough College and LARA – London Atelier of Representational Art. Marion has pieces in collections throughout the UK and overseas and has exhibited worldwide.


For as long as I can remember I have always had a pencil or paintbrush to hand. Alongside a career in banking and later, stolen moments while raising a family, throughout the decades, painting has been a constant. For me, a successful artwork is one that evokes an emotional response. It is for this reason that despite the evolution of my work from landscape and botanical, portraiture has claimed a special place in my heart.


Our commissioning artist Marion Simkins is amongst the best at dog, cat and horse portraits. Her attention to detail and ability to capture personality and expression is incredible.
Victoria Robinson – Oak Tree Gallery