It is my pleasure to paint your animal's portrait - whether it's to honor your love for them, memorialize a cherished animal that has passed, or to give a friend or family member a truly meaningful gift.
My custom animal portraits are created with oil paint on wood panels. This results in gorgeous color and archival quality. Pricing begins at $580 for a single animal on a small panel. Please contact me directly to discuss the details of commissioning your painting!
Step 1: Initial Meeting We'll have a discussion (by phone, Zoom, or in-person) to go over your vision for the painting. Not only will we discuss the painting size, timelines, and pricing, but I also love to learn about the subjects I paint! In a way, it helps me to infuse their energy and capture their character in the painting. If you already have a favorite photo of the animal (or a few) you may email them before we talk.
Step 2: Reference Photos Please email me 1-5 of your favorite photos (if you still have to take photos, you'll find my guide for photos here). We will agree on the best image for the painting, as well as background colors and style. If your photo was professionally taken, please provide the contact information of the photographer so I can obtain proper licensing / permission.
Step 3: Signed Agreement Once we've discussed all of the details, I’ll put the information, pricing, and timing together in a document for us both to sign through easy digital signatures. Then I start painting!
Step 4: The Reveal Your painting is ready! I'll often send a digital image based on our discussion and agreement, but the final reveal or "unboxing" of your custom artwork is the most exciting step.