THESE ARE SAMPLES OF MY WORK. I create custom pet portraits from high quality images provided by my customers. I ask that you send me approximately 2-5 shots of the pet you want painted. I work primarily in oil paints.
The cost of the commission will be discussed when we speak. There are many variable that make up the price such as size, subject matter, background, etc.
Portrait prices do not include frames. You have a choice of framing it yourself or I will select a frame for you and let you know what the charge is.
Feel free to contact me through this site or call me at 203-942-0145 to discuss a portrait for someone you love! Please be aware that I will need approximately 2 months to complete the project depending on the time of year. Holidays may require more advanced notice due to volume.
This is gorgeous 9" x 12" oil painting of Nala & Bad??? . If you think you see one green eye and one blue eye, your eyes are not playing tricks on you! The beautiful cat actually had two different colored eyes. I really love how the cat is looking at the dog so adoringly and the dog seems to be 'snubbing' the cat! Their expressions translate well and certainly show their personalities. Reference photos of this type, make the best pet portraits!
This is an oil portrait of a beautiful Basenji Dog that I had the honor to paint. My client surprised her son with this gorgeous painting of his dog. She knows just how much her son adores his furry family member! The gift was a big hit and is now a family heirloom!
Here is another adorable Yorkshire terrier named Sally. Harry met Sally! Check out Harry as well. This customer wanted her beautiful dogs painted on two separate portraits. This is an 8.5x11" oil painting.
Digital Dog Portrait of Herman the German Shepherd
My client loves her dog so much! This photo was irresistible because Herman always loved to play with his ball. This photo made the perfect reference for a painting with his adorable baseball hat on and the ball by his side. The client also liked that her image can be seen taking the snapshot of Herman! I think this is a very creative piece of art that tells a great story of a piece of Herman's life that the client will always remember.
Here is a sample of a 9x12" portrait of this beautiful cat nestled in colorful towels! This photo provided me with the perfect reference for this portrait. The image is sharp, close enough for me to see the details in the cat. The pose has a great deal of interest which translated very well into a beautiful painting of Pia.
My client hired me to create a custom portrait of both dogs. I used several e separate photographs of the dogs and decided which poses would work best together for the portrait. This portrait was done in oil paints and the size of the canvas is 16x20". The frame is a great compliment to this portrait and to the client's home. This was completed in 2022.
Commissioned Dog Portrait of a Jack Russell Terrier - Bogey
This is an acrylic dog portrait painting of a Jack Russell Terrier that is no longer with her family. Her mother contacted me because she wanted a remembrance of her beloved Bogey. Bogey was full of energy and had a beautiful long life with his family. He is certainly missed by all the knew him. Now they can see him everyday and his memory is kept alive!
This portrait was painted in oil color paints. It is only a sample so you can see the quality of my work. The last photo is the image that I used for the reference photo. All of my paintings are hand painted from the reference photo. Oils take up to 6 weeks or more to complete due to the layering and drying time. Oil painting is more labor intensive and requires more time than acrylic paints.
Commission of a Jack Russell Terrier - Brownie RIP
This is a 9"x12" canvas acrylic painting of a sweet Jack Russell Terrier that had passed away. The owner hired me to paint it because she had the dog for 17 years and Brownie meant the world to her. She hangs it in her bedroom so she can look at Brownie every day as a reminder of the good times she shared with the dog. These portraits are such meaning gifts for people who have pets that crossed that dreaded Rainbow Bridge. I am so thrilled and blessed that I have the ability to recreate an image and turn their sweet four-legged family members into a lifetime memorial.
The picture on the right is the image that I used to create this beautiful canvas painting.
Topanga is a gorgeous Basenji I was commissioned to paint for a young man who loves his dog! The dog is still very much alive and well. A women contacted me because she wanted to surprise her loved one with a special gift that would be very meaningful. She knew how much the dog meant to him so she decided to get a portrait done. He was thrilled to receive it for a Christmas gift last year! I was thrilled to create it for them! Nothing makes me happier than to see my clients smile when the see the completed portrait!
Commissioned Dog Portrait of Stanley - Mixed Breed
This is an acrylic 9"x 12" canvas painting of a mixed breed. The owners love their dog so much they hired me to create this beautiful dog portrait for them. They were completely satisfied with my work. The image on the right is the photo that I worked with to create the painting.
This is a sample of an 9"x12" acrylic painting I completed of a French Bull Dog. I just loved the soft grey and light tan colors in this dog. That adorable face made it a pleasure to paint this dog portrait!
I used the photograph on the right as a guide to create this painting.
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I love to hear from my customers, please use the form to contact me and I will get back to you as soon as possible. I can also be reached by calling 203-942-0145 or via email email@example.com. Feel free to attach any images that you would like me to paint. I will reply after looking them over to let you know my thoughts on how make a great painting for you to keep or give as an unforgettable gift!