Child Portrait - Sarah. Graphite.



A commission is a true collaboration between the artist and the client. It reflects not only my style and observations as the artist, but also your taste and personality as the client.

I typically work from photos after a photoshoot.

Child Portrait - Sarah. Graphite.
Child Portrait Sarah Graphite


Portrait of MOP.
Portrait of Mop
“Patrick Palmer is a huge talent. 
He has not only captured our beloved Mop he has captured Mops enthusiasm for life!! This shot of Mop was taken during Covid and Mop was so happy being carried by my husband from one of our businesses to another and here he met me unexpectedly! on his travels.
Patrick is a perfectionist his eye for detail is accute as is his accuracy to deliver the very best portrait. He worked endlessly hard, including me every step of the way and I was touched. 
‘Meet Mop’ as I named this painting is a gift to my husband who never wanted a dog as our lives are so busy. Funny how Mop is now his best friend ….
I cannot wait for Patrick to create our next painting! ‘Happy go Lucky’ ! “
Kerry M


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Kids’ Portraits

Kids’ portraits are a treasure for families, capturing the essence of childhood in a timeless piece of art. From the impish sparkle in their eyes to the innocent smiles that spread across their faces, these images become heirlooms passed down through generations.

When creating portraits of children, photographers and artists focus on the natural expressions and personality of each child. These might range from formal studio settings to playful outdoor scenes. The choice of background, clothing, and even the time of day can play a substantial role in the ambiance of the portrait.

Whether through photography or painting, capturing a child’s portrait isn’t just about creating a visual keepsake; it’s about telling the story of that child at a particular moment in time. It’s a way to remember those fleeting instances that parents often wish they could hold onto forever.

Consider commissioning a portrait for special occasions, such as birthdays or milestones, or simply to capture the ever-changing wonder of childhood. In years to come, when the whirl of early years has quieted to memories, these portraits will be a window back to the times of youth and growth.

My Irish Icons’ Series (2012)

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