Custom Colorful Pet Portraits from your Photo
Updated July 31, 2019
My specialty is creating a colorful and fully customized portrait of your pet. With vibrant rainbow colors and bold brush strokes, your pet’s personality will shine through. My style blends realistic anatomy and proportions with bold color to create one-of-a-kind artwork of your beloved pet. Although my portfolio has mostly dogs and cats, I am capable of painting any animal.
The last day I will accept Christmas portrait commissions is November 22!
Reference Photos for Pet Portraits
For pet portraits, I can work with just about any photo. I understand most people do not have professional studio quality photographs of their pets. Most people take quick snapshots with their cellphones or even a small point and shoot camera. As a result, many photos of our pets are slightly out of focus or maybe don’t have the best lighting. And after they are gone, we do not have the opportunity to take more pictures.
Because of this, especially for memorial pet portraits, I am willing to work with whatever photos you have of your pet. As long as it is not too blurry or dark, I am able to transform them into a beloved painted memorial of your pet. Please keep in mind, however, that the better the picture quality, the better details the portrait will have. The more photos that you have of your pet that I can use as a reference, the better.
For tips and tricks on taking better pictures of your pets, please read my Blog Article on photographing your pet.
My pet portraits are created with acrylic paints on stretched canvas. These paintings can be done in any size, and are sealed with a varnish to protect the painting. They are shipped ready-to-hang, and do not need to be framed. Please see the chart below for general price quotes for each size painting.
Please note that these are hand painted originals. I work 100% with traditional media, and do not use any digital or printed material in my artwork. You, as the customer, will receive the original painting, not a print.
I will also work with pastels, colored pencils, or graphite pencils/charcoal if you prefer. Please email me for a special price quote if you want these materials used instead.
If paying through my website, I require a 50% deposit for all commissions before I start, and the other 50% paid upon completion. PayPal is the preferred payment method. You can send money with PayPal even if you do not have an account.
The other alternative is to order a pet portrait through my Etsy store. This allows you to pay with a credit card or debit card of your choice, and is guaranteed.
Pricing for each commissioned piece is highly individualized. However, I have listed base prices below as a reference. These prices include shipping within the United States only. If you live outside the United States, please email me for a shipping estimate.
Your artwork is shipped securely and includes insurance and a tracking number. I also include an artwork care sheet and a certificate of authenticity with every portrait. Stretched canvas paintings 8″x10″ and larger will come with a hanging wire attached to the inside back and hardware for hanging.
The prices below are for a single portrait with acrylic paints on stretched canvas, with an abstract background. All currency is in US Dollars. Additional pets on the same canvas, or a detailed background are extra, please email for estimate.
Mini (5″ x 7″ or 6″ x 6″) – $49
8″ x 10″ – $95
9″ x 12″ – $125
11″ x 14″ – $175
12″ x 16″ – $225
16″ x 20″ – $320
For other media (pastels, colored pencils, graphite, watercolor), or other sizes, please email for an estimate of cost.
Terms of Service
I have a list of detailed information regarding my commission listed on my Terms of Service page. This includes information on ordering, payments, refunds, deadlines, image rights, and privacy. Please read the page before requesting a commission. If you have any questions about any of these terms, please feel free to contact me.
Reviews and Testimonials
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Examples of my Pet Portraits
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