Pet Portraits

Order custom pet portraits from your photos!

  • your pet painted in acrylic paint on canvas
  • your pet painted in fluid acrylics on hand-made rice paper
  • your pet painted in acrylic paint on wood panel
  • memorial pet portraits lovingly created in any of the styles above

My art is bold, colorful and creative.

I believe that creating a pet's portrait provides me the opportunity to present an image of your pet in a completely unique way. While my art certainly captures the subject, it's not intended to recreate a photo. Each time the brush touches the canvas or the pastel touches the paper, there's an opportunity to bring life, personality and feeling into the piece in a way that only hand-crafted art can do, and that is the moment in which I feel so pleased to be chosen to create a portrait for a client.

Below are a few of the pet portrait style and medium options I offer, with links to view sizes, pricing and ordering info. I am also always happy to discuss new, custom orders, so please feel free to get in touch with me with any questions or if you don't see exactly what you're looking for on this page.

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Colorful Contemporary Pet Portrait - Acrylic Paint on Canvas

My contemporary portraits have a bold, modern feel, with plenty of color and movement to the piece. I always start with a conversation with my client about the pet(s) in the painting. I want to hear about the pet's personality, including any fun or revealing stories. Plenty of reference photos are of course fantastic, but it's the stories that really play in my mind as I create the piece, and every brush stroke seems to build that life and personality into the portrait.

While I enjoy using a lot of color, I can also incorporate a subtler palette if that is what you prefer. Remember that these are custom portraits, so your input is appreciated and respected. You are involved from the initial sketch, to color swatches, to a final review when the piece is completed.

For sizes, pricing and ordering, please click here to go to the listing in my shop.

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Traditional Realism Pet Portrait - Acrylic Paint on Canvas

My traditional pet portraits have a classy, elegant feel with a realism style of painting. I always start with a conversation with my client about the pet(s) in the painting. I want to hear about the pet's personality, including any fun or revealing stories. Plenty of reference photos are of course fantastic, but it's the stories that really play in my mind as I create the piece, and every brush stroke seems to build that life and personality into the portrait.

While these tend to have a subtler palette than the colorful portraits listed above, I can also incorporate some bold pops of color if that is what you prefer. Remember that these are custom portraits, so your input is appreciated and respected. You are involved from the initial sketch, to color swatches, to a final review when the piece is completed.

For sizes, pricing and ordering, please click here to go to the listing in my shop.

Day of the Dead Style Pet Portrait or Memorial - Acrylic Paint on Canvas

This is the portrait style that I have had most often requested as a pet memorial. While it is a very stylized piece, the expression in the eyes is always key to me, and the piece is definitely representative of your pet. I work from photos and as always, I love to hear stories about your pet before creating the portrait.

Remember that these are custom portraits, so your input is appreciated and respected. You are involved from the initial sketch to a final review when the piece is completed.

For sizes, pricing and ordering, please click here to go to the listing in my shop.

Tattoo-Inspired Day  of the Dead Pet Portrait - Fluid Acrylics on Rice Paper

These portraits are painted either in fluid acrylic on 8" x 10" hand-made rice paper with a gorgeous emulsion of sea shell powder that gives it a lustrous surface, or on stretched canvas.  I have a variety of color choices available in the paper, which is an added bit of fun. The tattoo/sugar skull fusion of styling really makes these a special portrait. Remember that these are custom portraits, so your input is appreciated and respected. You are involved from the initial sketch, to color swatches, to a final review when the piece is completed.

For sizes, pricing and ordering, please click here to go to the listing in my shop.

Day of the Dead / Contemporary Fusion Pet Portrait - Acrylic Paint on Canvas

This is a really fun portrait option that is very unique. I incorporate my contemporary style with beautiful Dia de Los Muertos sugar skull art for something very special. It is a dreamy and surreal take on portraiture.

Remember that these are custom portraits, so your input is appreciated and respected. You are involved from the initial sketch, to color swatches, to a final review when the piece is completed.

For sizes, pricing and ordering, please click here to go to the listing in my shop.

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