Custom Portrait (Expressive Style)
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Custom Portrait (Expressive Style)
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This is an expressive style painting. Large loose strokes will be used and shades and highlights will be emphasized. This is a more of a ‘painterly style’ If you are interested in my more detailed painting, please click here

LARGER SIZES than listed can be done also, due to varying cost of shipping please contact me for a shipping quotes.
30x40" Headshot $630
36x36" Headshot $680
40x40" Headshot $780
36x48" Headshot $820
40x60" Headshot $1100

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Custom Portrait (Detailed)
from 160.00

This is my more DETAILED pet painting option. Colors are very natural and care is taken to capture detail. It extremely important you provide an excellent quality photo in order to create a great painting! If I am unable to see the details I can’t paint them :)

The following sizes will have an additional oversized item shipping charge. Please contact me with your zip code and desired size for quote, thanks!
30x30" headshot $590
30x40" Headshot $720
36x36" Headshot $770
40x40" Headshot $900
36x48" Headshot $950
40x60" Headshot $1250

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My two biggest passions in life are animals and painting. I know the love pet parents have for their pets (we have a house full and love them all dearly!). I absolutely love my 'job' and will take great care and great pride in painting your sweet pet. I have completed over 1,000 pet paintings (and love every one I do)!

I am a formally trained artist with a fine art degree (I won't bore you with those details, but you can learn more here). I am also a published artist. Canvas prints of my work can be found in At Home Stores, Pier One, Home Goods, Tuesday Morning, TJ Maxx, and various online retailers. I also do mini portraits for

These are hand painted portraits using acrylic paint on canvas. Smaller sizes are 7/8” deep, larger sizes are 1.5” deep. It will be painting around the edges. Museum quality materials are used.

You have several options for a custom portrait of your pet:

  • Pose: Beginning in 2019 I am only doing ‘headshot’ style paintings with one pet. I have found animals are best represented with a ‘close-up’ with my style of art.

  • Style: Expressive or Detailed (click on photos to the left for more examples)

  • Colors: I typically keep colors natural on detailed style paintings. A little or lots of color can be added to expressive style paintings. I am open to what you want :).

I have LOTS of paintings and photo examples on my Facebook page under several 'pet painting' albums.

Most paintings can be completed in 2 weeks. Please allow extra time during the holidays. (I am typically booked by mid-November, so get your holiday orders in early.)

Please email me your photos either before or after placing your order to and we will work out details.

+++ You will receive the original canvas painting. By purchasing this listing, you agree that the digital image of the painting may be submitted to my publisher and/or be reproduced as a print. I own all rights to work I create. +++


  • Photograph from the pet’s eye level or below, try not to take the photo above your pet. Photos of the pet sitting with the camera at pet’s eye level work best. Photos standing over the dog typically do not work well for paintings.

  • Focus on the pet’s face, especially the eyes.

  • NO FLASH; photos in natural light make the best paintings.

  • Make sure you have a good resolution photos (zoom way in and make sure the photo doesn't pixelate). If you are interested in the detailed style lighting and resolution are extremely important.

  • Keep in mind I go nearly exactly by your photo for expression, posture, etc.. so make sure your photo represents the 'look' you would like for your painting. Thanks!