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Google Reviews from Satisfied Customers

68 reviews

★★★★★ June 2020: Fantastic portrait and great communication all the way through the process. Highly recommend for a unique gift. Maggie McDavid

★★★★★ March 2020: I ordered a portrait of my children and was really impressed with the whole process. Really easy to commission Mike’s work online and the end product was very impressive. The quality of the drawing was of the highest standard and I was extremely satisfied. Thanks. Ben Culora

★★★★★ March 2020: Fantastic portrait of our dog. Highly recommended. Would definitely use again. Richard Thomas

★★★★★ March 2020: Very easy to communicate with. Talented end result and perfect gift.
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★★★★★ March 2020: I’ve had two pieces from MCB portraits and they’ve both turned out brilliant and for a competitive price. Callum Hall

★★★★★ January 2020: I ordered a double portrait of my two dogs as a gift for Xmas for my wife. She (and I) loved it; the dogs’ characters were absolutely captured. The detail is incredible. I would highly recommend MCB, not only for the quality but also for exceptional value for money. Spencer Ainsworth

★★★★★ January 2020: Fantastic portrait of our dog. Highly recommended. Would definitely use again. Richard Thomas

★★★★★ October 2019: Amazing work. I am so happy with the portrait of Sophia Loren. It was for a 50th birthday present. The portrait itself is exactly like the photo…

Mike is exceptionally talented and i will be asking him to do more work for me in the future and recommending his work to my clients. Thank you, Mike! Candi A Pickering

★★★★★ October 2019: Fantastic portrait, worth every penny. Perfect customer service experience. Fast and efficient. I recommend it! Lucia Jackson

★★★★★ September 2019: Have used MCB Pencil portraits a couple of times now, I would like to say that Mike’s art work is superb he has a unique talent for sure!! Paul Huson

★★★★★ March 2019: My daughter commissioned my dog Lucy the drawing is absolutely amazing. It captures her regal personality she looks just beautiful.

Thank you so much. Mel Adams

★★★★★ March 2019: Mike has just completed a portrait of my partners family dog and the likeness is amazing. Second to none, would 100% recommend. Oliver Pickering

★★★★★ March 2019

Mike did an amazing job with the portrait I ordered. I would definitely recommend him! Tsvetomira Vincent

★★★★★ March 2019

I was very happy with the Pencil Portrait, excellent quality and professional service. I would recommend this artist without any reservations.  Elex Tsilegkeridis

★★★★★ March 2019

Couldn’t ask for more. Just Perfect! Erin Price

★★★★★ March 2019

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★★★★★ December 2018

Excellent portrait! The detail was amazing. I would definitely recommend. Tony Whitney

★★★★★ December 2018

Mike done a portrait of my Mother-in-law with one of her daughters and a dog that meant a great deal to both of them. It was a beautiful, Christmas present that was opened early and loved by all.

The dog really got them how life like she was in it and will go down as one of my top 5 presents.

If you want a present that’s different and remembered and loved then I totally recommend Mike, he’s a brilliant artist. Elizabeth Sexton

★★★★★ November 2018

Outstanding work! I asked Mike for my kitten portrait and given the short notice he managed to finish the work in time! I will definitely ask him for future collaboration as the quality of work and the price he asked is a no brainer! Alex Dobre

★★★★★ October 2018

I had quite a tight deadline for my sister’s birthday and Mike really did pull out all the stops to get it done in time, without compromising any of the quality. My sister was blown away. Would highly recommend. Claire Bedwell

★★★★★ September 2018

Very happy and would definitely recommend. Portrait is incredible and Mike was very easy to deal with, accommodating and always quick to respond. Andy O’hare

★★★★★ August 2018

Mike produced a pencil drawing of our 12 year old springer spaniel, Lotte whom sadly we lost this year. The drawing was absolutely fabulous, captured the image and personality of our springer and bought a tear to our eye when we saw the finished version.

Excellent communications all the way too and smooth easy process with an unbelievable ending. Shaun Gregory

★★★★★ July 2018

The picture was fantastic! So pleased that I took the time to find the best. Shirley Leeding

★★★★★ June 2018

Excellent and end result amazing made me cry (Happy tears). Communication excellent will definitely use again. Bernadette Birks

★★★★★ April 2018

My husband and I made a portrait of his dad (who passed away last year) as a gift for his mum. She absolutely loved it. It’s very well made and beautiful. Very very realistic. We are extremely happy with it. Definitely will ask Mike again if we need another portrait done. Urszula Bhatia

★★★★★ March 2018

I found Mike on Google while looking for an artist to do a portrait for my mother-in-laws 70th, of her springer spaniel. My husband and I were very impressed with the quality of his work and were even more delighted when we received the picture – it was so life-like. My mother-in-law was also blown away and loved the picture.

I also got Mike to do a picture of an engagement photo of my husband and I, it needed a bit of tweaking before I was satisfied – which is why it’s good to view beforehand – but Mike was very happy to adjust it until I was happy. The picture now has pride of place in our house and looks fantastic! I have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone. Natalie Leicester

★★★★★ March 2018

I found Michael through google after my partners father died and I wanted to have a collage made of his portrait and the things that he loved in his life, together with a skyline of the town sketched along the bottom….. I provided photographs and a rough layout to him and he quoted a price and a delivery time.

Mike has delivered on time and exactly as I wanted – in fact, his drawing exceeded my expectation – copy below and despite needing more work he only charged his original quoted price…… I paid him extra against his protests! The quality of Mike’s work is astounding – I am happy to forward a copy of what he did for me or indeed to be contacted if necessary – through Mike ……. I will be using Mike again! Steve G

★★★★★ February 2018

Recently had a pencil a portrait completed by Mike and it when it arrived it really was amazing so life like with so much detail, look forward to using him again In the future. Nicholas Bagnall

★★★★★ January 2018

The pencil portrait Mike commissioned for me was amazing. The detail that he was able to go into was incredible, he managed to capture my pets personality so well even down to the twinkle in her eye. I would definitely recommend Mike to anyone looking to get a portrait commissioned. Thank you again, Mike.
Victoria Thomas

★★★★★ January 2018

I asked Mike to provide a drawing of my sons. From the photo’s I sent, Mike produced an amazing quality pencil drawing and delivered it as agreed prior to Christmas.

The whole process was very easy. The images are incredible and almost appear to be photo-like standard although the pencil drawing gives the work a softer quality. Thanks Mike. Martin Clark

★★★★★ January 2018

I ordered a pencil portrait of my girlfriends dog and what I received was absolutely amazing! The drawing was an accurate reflection of the photo but also instilled a sense of artistic flair when viewing it. It took about 5-6 weeks for Mike to draw the portrait and the timeline was agreed in advanced so that it would be received before the Christmas holidays.

Mike was responsive during the waiting period and upfront on what needed to be provided, paid and agreed for. Definitely recommend if you wish to have a memory hand-drawn, it was well worth the money and the best surprise I could give the girlfriend (besides a real dog). Sibil Jiang

★★★★★ December 2017

Very happy with both the service and the quality of the procuct. Communication was excellent and the work produced is exactly what I hoped for. I am incredibly appreciative of the drawing I received the likeness is top quality. Stephen Cassidy

★★★★★ December 2017

I will definitely do business with mike again the portrait I received was outstanding this man is a genious thank you mcb portraits. Dean Massam

★★★★★ November 2017

Mike is a true artist! He captured to perfection my husband’s features, answered all my emails within a day, pencil portrait arrived on time and in perfect conditions. Fully recommended 🙂 Johanna Lucas

★★★★★ November 2017

I commissioned a framed portrait to present to a colleague as a farewell gift on behalf of 158 Provost Company Royal Military Police. Having received the portrait, we were genuinely amazed at the accuracy of the image.

He truly managed to capture it perfectly. Utterly professional, Mike was in contact with us throughout the process and delivered exactly on time, despite the tight deadline requested by us. MCB Portraits cannot come more highly recommended. Jamie Shutler

★★★★★ October 2017

Fantastic drawing! Couldn’t have asked for better. Mike was also very quick to respond to any emails. Whole process was very easy. Would highly recommend. Aidan Walsh

★★★★★ October 2017

Just received the picture of my granddaughter which I bought for my wife’s birthday. I’m absolutely over the moon,so life like highly recommend MCB Pencil Portraits. Chris Gwilym

★★★★★ September 2017

Excellent service. exceeded my expectations. Stewart Wilson

★★★★★ September 2017

Fantastic portrait – great detail and very friendly & professional businessman who is accessible and polite.I would thoroughly recommend and use again. Thanks Mike! Kirsty Westwood

★★★★★ August 2017

I cant thank Mike enough for the lovely portrait he drew of my partners dogs, he drew with such clarity and resemblance that i cant fault his drawings at all. mike carry on with such good work. i will definitely be using mcb again for any portraits i have i in the future. Anjum Raja

★★★★★ August 2017

Mike has been amazing from first contact – I ordered a picture of my wife’s dog for her birthday and I’m so so pleased with it – stunning artwork and great communication throughout the process. I would recommend Mike to anyone! Jo Overton

★★★★★ July 2017

I have had two pencil drawings done from Mike – one of my dog and one of my Nan’s cottage. He has really captured the likeness of my dog and he has even included the glint in his eye. Since having the portrait done, he has sadly passed away but it is a beautiful reminder of him! The detail in the cottage is absolutely breathtaking.

There was quite a lot of garden scenery but he has managed to capture every single bit of detail, which I imagine was very difficult. For the hours and effort that Mike must put into the drawings, the price is very reasonable! I would highly recommend MCB portraits to anyone and will definitely be using Mike again in the future. Leah Paddock