A portrait is a wonderful way to immortalize your pet - one you are living with now, or one that has gone.
Portraits are done from your photos (and they don't have to be great photos!) We will work from several poses if possible, in order to get the feel of your pet's personality.
For pet portraits, send one or more photos (several images are preferable) by email, provided that the file size is not too large, and we know ahead of time that they are coming.
Don't worry that you don't have "the perfect pose". For example, you may have a great shot that is out of focus, and a well focussed shot that is a bad pose, etc. We will use a number of photos to create an image of your pet.
Portraits may be done in black ink only or full color. If there are variations in color in your photos (due to lighting differences or processing), please indicate which image is closest to the actual coloration of your pet.
Digital portraits rely more heavily on the photo. Please send the highest resolution that you have. Tell us your favorite colour, style, etc. I will create two or three quick renderings and send you low res images by email. We can discuss changes, and I will do the final rendering. After you are pleased, images are printed and framed.
With pet portrait orders, please be sure to include your email address and a phone number in case we need to confirm something with you.
Please allow up to 6 weeks for your portrait to be completed. Rush orders MAY be possible. Remember that your satisfaction is guaranteed on all portraits.
Cost for Custom Portraits: "Classic style" (pen & ink with watercolour) 5x7" with oval or rectangular acid-free 8"x10" matting, framed =$125 8"x10" with oval or rectangular acid-free 11"x14" matting, framed = $200 one design and one "shadow" insert image (often a younger version) framed to 11" x 14" =$220 two or more pets, or a more complicated scene - email to discuss-usually between $150 and $250
"Digital style" (digitally manipulated image) 5x7" or 8x10" printed, matted and framed $80
Write for pricing information for special effects, multiple images of the same pet, and multiple portraits ordered at the same time.
Miniature portraits are an additional $20. when a full sized portrait has been ordered. Miniature portraits may be framed behind very thin glass, with a thin wood molding frame, or may be framed in a larger more elaborate frame without glass. Whichever suits the style and size of your portrait better, as well as suiting your individual tastes and preferences.