Commission a pet portrait
I paint your portrait based on one of your favourite photos. I don’t use digital processes or photoshop. Your custom portrait is much more than copying a photo – I aim to capture the pet's personality in a handmade painting that brings your pet to life.
I aim to make the process of ordering a pet portrait as easy as possible for you. I only use high quality professional materials to create your pet portraits.
Each portrait takes many hours of detailed work and, if you want the painting completed for a specific date or occasion, you will need to allow plenty of time. It is common for there to be a two month wait but depending on my other commitments it could be longer.
It's often very difficult to find a single great quality photo that highlights a pet’s personality the best. I am always happy to receive a collection of photos that taken together tell a story or showcase different personality traits.
I spend time looking through all the photos which are available. By collecting ideas from their photos and after discussions with my customers I create a composition for my customers to approve.
The more detailed the photograph, the more accurate the painting I can produce but wherever possible, I will work with whatever photos you have.
Only when my customer is happy with the composition will I start working on the pet painting.
I prefer to work from digital photographs but I would recommend using registered post to send any hard copy photos.
I generally keep the background simple to showcase your pet. If you would like a special background, toy or favourite blanket I will do my best to oblige.
Multi pet portraits
If you would like a portrait of all your pets together, I understand how impossible it is to photograph them all sitting nicely next to each other.
I will work with as many images as I can, so that I can create the right composition to combine them in one painting.