Simon Bland

Portrait Commissions and Original Oil Paintings

Commission a Portrait

I work with all types of pet, individual people and family groups. They make a great personal gift for a friend or an anniversary surprise for your spouse.

Prices for single dog portraits:

Sizes up to 11x14:


Sizes up to 16x20:


Original Oil Paintings

See the artwork in my online gallery and buy direct from the studio. All paintings are framed and ready to display on your walls.


Simon will be exhibiting at the Best of the Northwest fall show on 10/11/12 November 2017.

Connect with established and emerging artists and craftspeople in a venue filled with character. Come celebrate all things handmade, enjoy great food and activities, and buy works of enduring beauty at Hangar 30 in Seattle’s Magnuson Park.


The second edition of my book 'Painting Animals in Oil' is for all artists who create pet portraits and animal paintings in the studio. It will help get you started on the right track in areas such as developing ideas, composition, drawing, and color design.

All concepts and methods are illustrated with examples from my own portfolio.

The book is available as a PDF download from my online store. It can be read on all tablets and PCs. A printed version is available from CreateSpace and Amazon.

Buy Now

Buy printed book from CreateSpace. 114 pages fully illustrated in color.

An In-Depth Look

Get tips and advice. See sketches, studies and formal paintings as they are made. Explore new work fresh off the easel.

Artist's Statement

Read my artist's statement and find out what's behind my paintings. A short piece of text that has taken 15 years to write.

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About the Artist

Simon Bland is a Seattle-based artist painting commissioned portraits, pets, animals, plein air landscapes, and other fine art.