About Marina Haycroft

The creation of my work is driven by my profound love of animals.
Artist and dog


My name is Marina Haycroft and I’m a Brisbane-based pastel artist specialising in custom horse and dog portraits. I have enjoyed working with animals and drawing them for as long as I can remember.

I love connecting with other animal lovers and creating unique artworks that capture the character of their beloved furry family. It’s so rewarding to see photos of my client’s commissioned artworks hanging proudly in their homes.

It would be an honor to create a portrait of your dog that you’ll enjoy for years to come.

My Vision

My aim is to capture the unique personality, essence and character of each dog I depict to immediately evoke a sense of the animal’s presence.

It is capturing the unique character of the subject in an artwork that captivates viewers as the dog’s life-like presence is immortalized in a pastel portrait artwork.

Using only the highest quality materials, the creation process starts with images of your dog from photos. From there I set out to create a true likeness, and everlasting pastel portrait of your dog. The portraits also make the perfect gift.
Dog Painting
Dog Painter

“It’s going to take pride of place in our new home. Reminds me of my baby girl, my boy and my mate. So awesome.”

Rob & RJ

Pastel portrait of dogs

“Thank you so much.  You are so talented Marina, you have managed to portray their different personalities perfectly. We just love it.”


Dog Painting

“Hey Marina,

Thank you so much, it is perfect!”



“I received this beautiful artwork from my now husband, it is absolutely stunning and perfectly resembles both horses. My old mare (the bay) passed away only a couple months ago and this is the most special gift I could have ever hoped to receive. Thank you so much. I couldn’t love it any more! I cried when I opened it, it’s so special and something I will cherish forever.”


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Custom Dog Portraits by Marina Haycroft capture the unique personality, essence and character of your Horse or Dog in a pastel painting to immediately evoke a sense of the animal’s presence. To see custom horse portraits, visit www.customhorseportraits.com.


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Brisbane, QLD, Australia.