Interested in commissioning a painting?  

Painting people's pets or loved ones is one of my favorite things to do. Working from a photograph, I custom mix professional grade oil paints into a harmonious color palette, that I then use to capture your furry or not so furry companion's personality onto a canvas that you can keep forever.  ​The best portraits start from the best photographs. We can work together to choose the photo that will ensure the best painting. (See below for tips for great photographs).

 

PRICES
​Currently, I charge $350 USD to paint one pet, on a premium canvas, using professional grade oil paints, up to 11" x 14" in size. I charge $500 for a human portrait, also up to 11” x 14” in size. ​If you'd like a custom quote for a painting of more than one pet or person, a different sized canvas, or of an entirely different subject, please use the contact form to be in touch, or call/text 503.515.2533. 

POLICIES

Payment, due in full before I begin, will place your painting in queue. If you do not live near Portland, OR, I will happily ship your painting worldwide, at your expense. Your finished painting will require a few weeks of cure time before the paint will be dry enough to varnish and then ship safely. ​Due to their custom nature, all paintings are non-refundable. I have not had an unhappy customer to date, and I will work to continue to have that be the case.  

TIPS FOR PHOTOS

​If you do not already have a photo to work from, and your pet/subject is still living, consider the following:  ​Whenever possible, use natural light - outside is great. If not natural light, refrain from using the flash, if possible. And no filters.

 

 ​The more 'information' and personality, the better the painting. To get the most information, the photo cannot be too washed out or dark - try to avoid direct sunlight. A cloudy day, or a location away from direct sunlight is best. ​Don't worry too much about leashes or collars, we can omit some details and fill in a few blanks, if need be.  ​

 

Consider a painting that focuses on you subject's face, rather than including their entire body.  ​If there are things that are notable about your subject, please let me know so that I can work to include those details that may not otherwise be obvious to me. 

 

​I work from one single photograph. I paint what I see. In other words, I'm not making stuff up, so I cannot collage together several pics.