Purchasing Art by
So you are interested in having a custom portrait painted of your animal companion! That's exciting! I absolutely love creating meaningful portraits that express your animal's essence!
There are a few things to know about reference photos:
I work from your photos, so it's really important to provide clear, detailed images.
Keep in mind as you browse your images, that the angle that the photo was taken affects the outcome. A photo taken from above will look different that one taken at chest level.
Provide me with a few different favorite photos and we will decide together which one might work well.
Do not send professional photographs as a reference unless the photographer has agreed and provided you with a signed release.
How long does it take?
I normally complete a painting within a few weeks, however, much depends on the size and medium chosen, as well as the complexity of the composition.
If you have a deadline, it is best to let me know up front, and if possible I will accommodate you.
What is the cost?
The cost depends a few things.
The choice of medium (watercolor, oil, colored pencil, pen & ink or graphite)
Complexity of the composition
I require a minimum deposit of $100 and a progress payment equal to 1/3rd of the quoted amount before completion. The balance is due before the portrait is shipped.
I provide progress photos of the portrait as I am working on it to make sure I have it right and you are happy.
I cover the shipping up to $25, and always insure for the replacement amount. In the case of a more expensive shipping cost, I still cover the first $25.
This button will take you to the CONTACT page.
Send me a message to let me know that you are interested in having a portrait painted. We'll work out the details.
Once we have an agreement, this is where you will make your deposit for custom artwork. All payments are secure.