Simon Bland

Portrait Commissions and Original Oil Paintings

Commission a Portrait

Available in any size in oil on hand-prepared linen or pencil on paper. Delivery takes about three months.

Prices for commissioned dog portraits:

Sizes up to 11x14 (single dog):


Sizes up to 16x20 (single dog):


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.


Thank you to everyone who came out to support the Best of the Northwest fall show. It was great to reconnect with some old faces and meet new customers.

If I'm juried in, my next shows will be the CVG Gallery show in Bremerton, WA (January) and the Best of the Northwest spring show (March). Please check in for more information nearer the dates.


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.

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 Simon Bland

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