Commissions are welcomed as my workload permits - please get in touch to discuss your requirements with no obligation.


Much of my day to day work is in illustration - turning words into pictures! I am often commissioned to produce artwork for jigsaw companies and I really enjoy the variety and challenges it brings. A fair few of my paintings are available as top quality archival prints, greeting cards and gifts which can be purchased through the Shop with delivery available worldwide. If you are interested in commissioning artwork for your project or in licensing an existing piece please get in touch.

illustration and paintings by tracy hall prints and cards

pet portraits

A specially commissioned, realistic painting is an increasingly popular way to remember and celebrate a much loved companion. I have been painting portraits of people's pets for many years, with happy customers all over the world, and am usually able to accept a few commissions for pet portraits each year. You can see some examples in my Pet Portrait Gallery. If you would like me to paint your pet, check availability or simply have a chat about your requirements, please get in touch.

Border Collie Pet Portrait in watercolour by Tracy Hall

other subjects

An original painting makes a wonderful investment or gift and I can work from your photographs, for example of a pet, or I can source the reference material, for example a flower painting. You can have a painting of any size, and once we have discussed what you are after I will be able to give you a quote for the finished work or offer advice based on your ideas and budget. A 50% non-returnable deposit is required to ensure your place in my worklist and allow for me to begin preparation. I do not currently accept commissions for miniature paintings and the waiting list for larger work is twelve months. If you would like to have a chat about your requirements please get in touch.
commission a painting by tracy hall

natural history

The Orkney Book of Birds was first published in 2008 and included fifty full colour plates, which I produced in collaboration with author Tim Dean, showing the birds in typical island settings. It has proved hugely popular with residents and visitors alike. Working with the Orkney ID Field Guides I produced illustrations of dragonflies, damselflies and butterflies from the specimens held in the Lorimer Collection at the Orkney Archive, and The Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group commissioned botanical studies for the Viking Heath Project, set up to raise awareness of and preserve the maritime heath and grassland environment. Archival signed prints of these paintings and signed copies of The Orkney Book of Birds are available in the Shop.

illustration and paintings by tracy hall prints and cards


license artwork by tracy hall

Many of my paintings are available for commercial purposes and subjects include flowers, wildlife, animals, birds, country life and farming scenes. I have a substantial archive of work not shown on this website, so it is always worth asking if I have anything suitable. Alternatively artwork can be commissioned especially for your project. Just drop me a line and I will do my best to help.

Lucy the cat helping with a puzzle

Our thanks to Julia for permission to reproduce this photo of her cat, Lucy, helping with the jigsaw 'Puss n Boots' ! Lucy was subsequently a guest model in the painting 'Home Comforts' commissioned by House of Puzzles.