The Curious Creative

Pet Portraits | Framed Prints | Art

Welcome to The Curious Creative 

Hello, and welcome to The Curious Creative, my name’s Justin and I’m an East Sussex based pet portrait artist.

If you’d like to commission a bespoke and creative pet portrait, visit the Pet Portraits page for more details, or get in touch.
Take a look at some of my feedback, if you’d like to see what previous customers have said about their pet portraits.


While I specialise in painting pet portraits, I enjoy painting pretty much anything. Many of my other paintings are also available as exclusive fine art Giclee framed prints which are supplied ready to hang.
There are also unframed print options available in a variety of sizes.
These aren’t available anywhere else and stock is limited. Check out the shop for more details.

I hope you enjoy my work. If you have any questions, take a look at my FAQ, or simply contact me.

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Pet Portraits

Commission a bespoke, hand made, creative pet portrait.

You can choose between unframed or fully framed and ready to hang options. A selection of frames are available, with options to choose your own frame and customise to your specific requirements. All portraits are Giclee printed on fine art archival paper which resists degradation and colour fade for 100+ years.


I’m also open for commissions to paint pretty much anything!

A painting is a unique and very personal way to remember a person, place, or moment in our lives…or anything else for that matter.

A few examples could be a newborn (or a new car!) in the family, a place that’s extra special to you, or a loved one you’d like to remember. The possibilities are endless.

If you have something in mind, simply get in touch with me and have a chat about it.

From the shop…

The Seven Sisters Special Edition
Special Editions

A truely unique collection. These painting are larger and feature hand picked mounts and frames specifically chosen by me to compliment each painting. As always they’re supplied ready to hang with d-rings and cord already fitted.

The Seven Sisters - framed landscape painting
Framed Prints

Unique Giclee fine art framed prints of my artwork are exclusively available from the shop. A handpicked selection of frame styles are available which are supplied ready to hang with d-rings and cord already fitted.

Kilchurn Castle - landscape painting

A selection of my paintings are also available as unframed first edition prints, or as a canvas or greeting card.


Gift card image
Gift Cards

Gift cards are perfect for treating that special someone to a painting or pet portrait when you’d like to allow them to choose what they like and be involved in the process.
Supplied electronically via email with several demominations availble to mix and match if you have a specific amount in mind.


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