Elise Pilkington

Illustrative Printmaker

Explore Elise Pilkington’s world of whimsical prints, illustrations, and delightful gifts.

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Welcome to my whimsical world

All my artwork is created using a painterly Monotype process. I use this technique as it allows me be a bit more accurate in my composition whilst allowing me to be creative with texture using  my favourite black ink.

Each of these pieces are one offs printed onto beautiful Fabriano, Strathmore or Snowdon papers.

Happy Customers

“I’ve asked Elise for various commissioned pieces for both myself and gifts for friends. These have always been truly amazing. Each created with emotion and feeling which is reflected I the portrait. Elise has an awesome gift”

Jacqueline Hawthorne

“Would highly recommend. Elise was very patient, listenend to everything we asked and gave us lots of advice about our bespoke artwork. We are super thrilled! 5* Thank you.”


‘If you are looking for an individual present for someone I recommend Elise. I sent a couple of pictures and she created a fab mounted print and even posted it direct. Her style is unique and made the perfect gift.”

Catherine Morris

‘Great design and service.

Would highly recommend!”


‘I recently purchased an original print of my Whippets mother from Elise and I couldn’t be happier with the result. The artwork now hangs proudly in our living room. Elise’s talent and attention to detail shines through in her work. It’s a beautiful piece that brings joy to our home. Thank you, Elise!”

Rob Griffiths

The Collections


Hand made prints


For the Dog lovers


Delightful little gifts


For Cat owners


Illustrations of Wildlife

About Elise Pilkington

Hi! I’m Elise and welcome to my world of animals in print. I am a crazy Whippet lady, second generation and I have always enjoyed drawing animals, It was something I grew up doing with my mum. I enjoy creating delicate, textured designs in black and white which I can turn into gift ware for you to share and enjoy.

My love of animals also comes from my mum, I grew up in a crazy house full of pets, but most notably Hounds, and lots of them! This is something I have continued to share with my lovely husband, we are now the proud pawrents of five whippets, all of which we have bred ourselves, you will see a lot of them in my life and work.

Thank you for looking at my world and supporting my small business, I love to chat about art and pets so don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any queries.


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