Portrait Pet Art

Professional, one of a kind classic drawings of your beloved pet.

Enter "GIFT CERTIFICATE" here if this is a gift---->

           To Commission Your Pet's Portrait Click Here:

To Send a Gift Certificate:

You can have a Gift Certificate emailed to you or to the person to whom you are giving the gift. I can also email a personalized PDF Gift Certificate ready to print so you can personally give it to the receiver. This is a wonderful solution if you are late for a birthday, anniversary, or special occasion, if you do not have the photos of the persons pet, or you do not want to spoil the surprise! Examples of portraits and tips on photographing will be included in the Gift Certificate. After receiving the Gift Certificate, the person will gather their photos and communicate with me to have the Pet Portrait created. 

Please let me know how you want to give the gift by emailing me.

If you do not have a pay pal account and want to purchase by other means, please email me and we can make other arrangements!

Ordering a Portrait of Your Pet

Portrait drawings are on an 11 X 14 inch paper and sell for $175.00 plus shipping fees. If you need a different size, that is not a problem, and will be priced out accordingly. You simply need to tell me the size of the page you want, and I will quote you a price before we get started. Paintings are done in oils, and can be any size you select. To give you an idea, a 16 X 20 inch canvas is $500.00 and a 18 X 24 inch canvas is $750.00 plus shipping fees. 

I work on a first come first serve basis, so if the wait time exceeds your deadline, I always have Gift Certificates.

Each drawing relies on the photos you select, so choosing the best quality photo that represents your pet is an extremely important part of the process. The portrait I create is not just a representation of a particular breed of animal, it is a portrait of YOUR pet, and my skill is the ability to interpret from your photo, the personality and character of your pet. Listed here are criteria for a good photo:

  • Make sure the photo is in clear focus.
  • Take the photo at eye-level, not looking down on your pet. Although there are exceptions, getting down on the floor with your pet to take the photo will make for a better drawing.
  • Include the entire body of the animal (no amputations please!) unless you specifically want just a head shot portrait. Try to get close so that the pet's body fills the whole frame of the photo.
  • Take a lot of photos if necessary, from different angles, head on, three quarter view, or side view.
  • Use lighting that will not cause "red eye", flatten out the subtle shading in the fur, or light that is so harsh it causes very dark shadows and glaring highlights.
  • ​If you are using a digital camera, set your camera for the highest resolution.
  • ​Chose photos that you think brings out your pets personality best.

If you are ready to start the process, your next step after purchasing is to email your photos to me. You can also feel free to call me and discuss your project. This is very much a custom made endeavor and our communication is not only important but it is encouraged. Once payment is made, I will begin working on your portrait in the order that commissions are received. Should you have other concerns before you make your purchase that I did not address, by all means contact me either through email or phone and I can answer your questions.