Purchasing Art by

Lorraine Bollinger

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)

  • Size

  • 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.