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Please find below some of the reviews from previous customers copied from my 'Google my Business' listing or my Facebook 'Reviews' Page:



We were over the moon with our pastel drawing of our cairn terrier Roger in his Scots Guard uniform!  Ray was fantastic from start to finish!

He was able to draw inspiration from various images for the uniform yet got Roger’s face and features spot on based on a photograph and sent regular progress updates along the way. Ray was also more than happy to make adjustments to fulfil our vision for the drawing. The portrait was completed and delivered so quickly, it was torture to have to wait for Christmas to gift it!

We could not recommend Ray West Art enough - both the artwork and the service are fantastic! 

Aimee Murphy



Ray drew us some great life-like portraits to commemorate a couple of special occasions. Some people even thought the portraits were photos! We were even able to get prints of the originals for other family members too. Ray doesn't just do a basic copy, he'll also discuss your requirements to try and ensure backgrounds suit frames you have in mind.

Ray even helped us out and managed to use his high quality photo printer to get a great 19x19 cm print from a very old and tiny (4x4cm) yellowed photo - no need for a negative.

Thank you very much Ray for great service and good packaging too. I would thoroughly recommend your work for unique gift ideas or a treat for yourself.




Ray did a pencil drawing of our fur baby, Charlie dog 😀💕🐶, and it is absolutely amazing!!! We have had it framed and everyone who has seen it thinks it’s a photo rather than a’s that unbelievably good.

It was a pleasure to engage with Ray; he was professional throughout, keeping us posted on when he could do the work and when it would be completed.

We sincerely hope that many others use Ray to capture their loved ones in art, as he has a talent that will not disappoint.

Johnnie Walker



So very talented and very efficient, personal service. Ray went to great lengths to get the portrait absolutely perfect. I can't recommend him highly enough.

Georges Doggy Daycare



Absolutely brilliant painting of Flo. Ray made the whole experience fun and exciting, with lots of consultation and sneak progress pics. Highly recommend!!!

Alison Bates



Can't recommend Ray highly enough. From initial contact he was keen to understand what we were looking for from the art work and gave us some great suggestions. The end product was just perfect, and so life like. We are just so happy with our picture!

Louise Moore



Ray has drawn an amazingly realistic image of my horse ‘Bee’. Ray’s work has so much character and brings a photograph to life, I absolutely love it and will treasure it forever- it has pride of place hanging in my living room. I would highly recommend Ray’s work onto my own friends and family- he is professional and conscientious and went the extra mile to discuss different frames and even personalised the mount for me. Thank you Ray for producing a piece of art that I am proud to showcase and will always be close to my heart.

Dee Grove

Missy in the woods


I heard about Ray through a family member, although it was only 2 weeks to Christmas he said he could fit one more piece in,

I sent him some pics, we decided what I wanted and what he could work with. 1 week later I received the most amazing portrait of our beloved “missy”

Throughout the whole process Ray kept me updated with the picture in its various stages...

A great guy , a wonderful artist and I am looking forward to more of his wonderful drawings....




Having a dog with a totally black head and very dark eyes I was worried about how Ray would be able to truly capture ‘Henry’ but wow, he managed to do that so perfectly!

Seeing the progress of his portrait was amazing but the finished product in a frame? That, brought out the goosebumps..... it was so lifelike! Thank you Ray

I would 100% recommend Ray West Art.

Lisa Tompkins James


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