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Custom portraits make wonderful gifts. 


I can paint portraits of new borns, grandparents. I can improve upon grain photos or make black and white photos into colored portraits.


All portraits are hand painted in premium oil paint on canvas and come stretched and ready to hang.


A successful portrait is not just a copy of what the subject looks like, but it is also a lasting reflection of the subject's character and personality (whether human or animal). An oil painting can last for hundreds of years, so when you commission an oil painting you really are getting a durable lasting reflection of your pet for years to come.


I ask for a minimum of 3 photos to get a good idea of what your pet looks like and see something of his/her expressions and character. Once I have a great photo to use for reference I can complete the painting in 2-6 weeks depending on my current commission queue, please message me if you have a set deadline.


All of my portraits are done with premium quality oil paint on canvas and signed front and back. I am happy to add a message, date or name on the back as well. 

Once you make your purchase I need certain information about your pet and how you would like your painting. 


Here is what I need to know to begin: 
1. Photos (at least 3-4)
2. Colors (background and overall preferences)
3. Orientation (horizontal or vertical)
4. Special notes and requests
5. Subjects name and notes on personality

Please send this information to along with any questions.


*This listing is for a portrait of one person. You can choose between a regular canvas (.75 inches deep) that will easily fit in a frame or a thick canvas (1.5 inches deep) with its sides painted which looks nice without a frame. All paintings come stretched on canvas bars and are ready to frame or hang.

Medium Oil Portrait, hand painted custom portrait

  • Your happiness is very important to me. I am happy to make several adjustments until we get the painting just right. It is very important to me that the painting looks just like your pet and captures something of their personality. Before shipping a painting I will send you photos of it for you to reveiw and approve. 

    I do not accept returns on custom orders once I've started painting. If you change your mind about something on a custom order once I have already done the work (background color for example). I may ask for a small additional fee to complete the extra work. 


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