Regrettably, the time we have with our pets is always too short. Our hearts ache when they cross the Rainbow Bridge. Pet portraits offer an exquisite means to express your adoration for your cherished pet. A pet portrait can provide comfort in the years ahead.
Grieving pet owners can find solace in a personalized pet portrait, commemorating the life and memories of their departed furry friend. This meaningful gift allows them to reflect on the joyous times spent with their beloved companion whenever they lay eyes on the exquisite artwork.
Turn their tears into smiles with a custom portrait that captures the quirks and personality of their beloved pet. It's a wag-tastic way to bring comfort and remind them of the unconditional love they shared.
A pet portrait serves not only as a cherished memorial but a touching gift for any pet owner. These timeless portraits become treasured family heirlooms, lasting a lifetime. Give a meaningful and unforgettable gift with a pet portrait that will emotionally resonate with your loved ones.
Below is my portfolio of recent commissions.
Allow me to create a spectacular custom pet portrait for you or as a gift to your favorite pet lover! I create realistic 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. If you need more than one pet in the commission, you can give me separate photographs to work from. I will combine the pets in one portrait or do separate portraits of each pet for you. I work primarily in oil paints.
To get a good understanding of what type of reference photos are required, take a look at the photos posted with most of the portraits. You will see the realism and likeness of each portrait.
My prices start at $350. However, the final cost of the commission will be discussed upon the initial consultation. There are many variable that make up the price such as size, subject matter, time, background, etc.
I typically use the following canvas sizes for portraits: 9"x 12", 11"x14" and 16"x20". I only use the highest quality oil and acrylic paints with the richest pigments so that your portrait will last a lifetime. Each portrait is finished off with a protective coating that not only brings out the colors of the paint more making it more realistic, but protects your painting.
A 50% deposit is due when I begin the commission and the remainder will be due upon completion of the portrait. Updates will be sent to each clients throughout the process and I will send a photo or live video of the piece before delivery. At that time, you will have an opportunity to request a small modification if you feel something is off. This has never needed to be done because my clients have been 100% satisfied with the likeness of the portraits.
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 you or 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.
I do not use any digital art on my fine art paintings. Every brush stroke is done by me with care to get the most realistic likeness possible.
12" x 12" oil painting commission of an adorable Shitzu dog. Mom commissioned me to paint a memorial portrait of her beloved pet that passed away a short time ago.
oil painting commission of Gunner the Australian Shepard. 12/23
This stunning 9" x 12" oil painting depicts an endearing cat and dog. If you notice one green eye and one blue eye, your eyes are not deceiving you. The exquisite cat actually possesses two different colored eyes. I am particularly fond of how the cat gazes at the dog with affection while the dog appears to be ignoring the cat. Their facial expressions are captured beautifully and truly reflect their unique personalities. Using reference photos of this nature results in the most impressive pet portraits.
My client hired me to produce a unique oil painting featuring Remi & Bailey. Using a variety of dog portraits, I carefully curated the most fitting poses for this 16x20" canvas. The accompanying frame was specifically chosen to enhance both the portrait and my client's home. This work was finished in the year 2022.
This customer requested my services after the passing of their beloved dog, Hamilton. Their goal was to pay tribute and create a lasting memory of their precious pet. This is an oil painting on canvas measuring 16" x 24".
This beautiful Dalmatian was a captivating subject for my oil painting. I thoroughly enjoyed capturing each unique spot on the dog with precision and detail.
This magnificent Basenji Dog was captured in an exquisite oil portrait that was hand painted in acrylic paints. It was a special surprise for my client's son, who deeply cherishes his loyal canine companion. The gift was an undeniable success and has now become a cherished family legacy. Measuring 9"x12", this priceless piece is sure to be treasured for generations to come.
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.
This 9"x12" acrylic painting portrays the beloved French Bull Dog with stunning colors of soft grey and light tan. The adorable expression of the dog made it an enjoyable subject to paint. Using the photograph on the right as a guide, I created this painting as a special order.
Indulge in the captivating essence of Herman with this exquisite 9"x12" oil painting. As an artist, I am honored to immortalize his extraordinary spirit with my skilled brushstrokes.
This beautiful canvas painting is a thoughtful tribute to a beloved Jack Russell Terrier named Brownie, who has crossed the Rainbow Bridge after 17 years of companionship with her loving owner. Measuring 9"x12" and created with acrylic paint, this portrait captures the essence of Brownie, bringing comfort and fond memories to her owners.
As an artist, I am grateful for the opportunity to honor the special bond between pets and their owners through my work, creating a lasting memento that celebrates the life and love shared. The image on the right served as inspiration for this skillfully crafted masterpiece.
This work of art is a 9"x 12" acrylic canvas painting featuring a one-of-a-kind mixed breed. The fur parents loved their pup to bits, so they commissioned me to make this stunning portrait of their furry family member. Needless to say, they were over the moon with the finished product. On the right is the photograph that served as my inspiration for the painting.
This Jack Russell Terrier painting in acrylic captures the spirit of Bogey, a beloved family member who has passed on. Commissioned by his mother as a remembrance, the piece is a stunning tribute to his energy and long, beautiful life. Though missed by all who knew him, his memory lives on through this exquisite work of art.
This commissioned 2020 oil painting depicts a Golden Retriever, measuring 9x12 inches.
Using a photograph of their beloved cat, the client commissioned me to create this one-of-a-kind digital art portrait on a 9"x 12" canvas.
Check out this 9x12" portrait of Pia the cat, cuddled up in vibrant towels! It was the perfect reference for my stunning painting - the image is crisp and captures every detail of the furry feline. The pose adds just the right amount of charm and intrigue to the finished piece.
This oil painting is a sample that showcases the quality of my work. The reference photo used is shown in the last photo, and all of my paintings are hand-painted from this reference. Due to the layering and drying process, oil paintings can take up to 6 weeks or more to complete, making them more labor-intensive and time-consuming compared to acrylic paints.
The client's admiration for her canine companion was evident in this captivating photo of Herman, who was always fond of chasing his beloved ball. This snapshot served as the ideal reference for a digital painting, featuring the lovable German Shepherd sporting his baseball hat and sitting beside his treasured ball. The client particularly appreciated the inclusion of herself taking the photo, adding a personal touch to the artwork. This creative and evocative piece beautifully captures a precious moment from Herman's life, ensuring that it will be forever etched in the client's memory. A digital portrait on canvas, measuring 11" x 14".