Pet Portrait Information

yorkieIf your idea of happiness is a pet you love, then why not have a unique piece of artwork dedicated to them? As an animal lover and advocate, I will gladly paint or draw your companion, whether it be dog, cat, bird, lizard, rabbit, cow… the list goes on and on.

Step 1 – Choose your Photos

High quality photos are key in capturing the likeness of your pet. I need clear photos in focus, preferably taken with a digital camera. For multiple subjects, please provide a photo of each pet, they do not have to be in the same photo. If you have an questions about your photographs, please visit the photo requirements page.

Step 2 – Contact Me 

Fill out the contact form with your requirements, size, and price portrait you would like. Also, please email your photos at the highest resolution with some information about your pet.  The more detail you provide, the better I can tailor a reply and quote for you.


Step 3 – Place a Deposit 

A deposit of fifty percent of the total purchase price can be made through a custom listing on etsy or through paypal. I accept all major credit and debit cards. Payment can be divided in to installments for any price as well.

Step 4 – Mockups

I will use your provided photos to mock up a few pencil drawings for consideration. This will help in visualizing what the final portrait will look like. Details can be fine tuned via email to provide an agreed upon reference. This allows for changes to be made before beginning the painting.

Step 5 – Final Payment and Portrait Progress

Once a mock up has been agreed upon and prior to beginning the painting, I will send an invoice for the final payment in full. Once the payment has been made, I will begin work on your portrait.   Please allow two to four weeks turnaround time on your painting. Work in progress photos will be emailed frequently to keep you up to date on the status of your painting.

Step 6 – Final Approval

To ensure that you are 100% satisfied with your painting, I will email a watermarked final photo along with details for your approval. Any final amendments or alterations can be made at this stage. Once final details are approved of, the painting will be sealed with a protective clear coat.

Step 7 – Shipping

Once it is ready to be shipped, your portrait will be carefully packaged in a flat box and delivered via USPS. You will be provided with a tracking number for your painting once a shipping label has been created.  I will package your painting with environmentally friendly products when available.

Step 8 – Enjoy!