Custom Pet Portrait


As an artist, my aim is to capture the likeness of your pet and convey the unique personality of your dog or cat. My hope with any custom pet portrait is to make memories last forever and make you smile.

A custom pet portrait is a unique gift for yourself or for the animal lover in your life. It can be a special gift for people who have lost their pets and want to keep warm memories about their animals forever.



Original oil painting of your favorite four-legged friend on a wood panel. Your painting will be finished with a matte varnish to protect your painting for years to come. This is a perfect gift for the dog or cat lover in your life!

Paintings will be based directly on the pictures sent to me. Please see listing images for a guide on the best practices for choosing and submitting a photo.

Please also know that although every effort is made to photograph items accurately, color may differ slightly from photos due to different monitor settings.

Additional information


6×6", 8×10", 8×8"


Oil Paint



Reference Photos

Having great reference photo can make it easier to get a great portrait of your pet. Use these tips when selecting or taking photos of your pet.

  1. The more clear and sharp the better!
  2. If possible, natural lighting is best.
  3. Take pictures at eye level.
  4. Looks for photos that show off your pet’s personality.
  5. Several photos can help me as well, as I get a better idea of your pet.
  6. Please send photos in the large file size, NOT compressed.

Portrait Backgrounds

A great pet portrait background puts the focus on your pet and lets them be the focus of your picture. The background shouldn’t distract, compete, or draw too much attention.

When I am working on a painting, my goal with a background is to create something simple that keeps all eyes on your dog or cat. I also want to keep the background from being too flat or boring.

I’ll use your reference photo and and plan out your painting with a color or a few colors that I think will work with your pets coloring and make for a great painting.

You can also send me your preferred background colors if you have one — something that goes with pet/person’s personality/gender, or interior color scheme.

You can see how I have simplified the reference images below to create the final paintings.

Timing and Shipping

Portraits are done in the order that the commissions have been received — typically within 3 to 5 business days of your order. Because I am working with oil paint, once a painting is complete, it will need about a week before it is dry and ready to ship.

I offer free shipping in the US and flat-rate shipping to Canada and Europe.

  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png, jpeg.

Interested in commissioning your own custom pet portrait but have a few questions?

Curious if the photo you have of your dog or cat work for a portrait?

Not sure about what size would be the best?

Looking for information about a larger painting or a custom size?

Please send me your questions.