Thank you so much for expressing interest in commissioning me to paint a portrait of your furry best friend or an animal that inspires you.
My approach is impressionistic realism. My goal isn’t to make a painting look like a photo, but rather to evoke the essence and spirit of your pet. In order to do this, I need to know the name of your pet and anything else that makes your pet truly unique. Please send me a few of your favorite photos that are of high resolution. Then we can decide which one to go forward with, assuming the resolution is optimal and the photo can be printed at 8×10. (I paint old school off of developed photos.) If your pet is all black or white, it’s extremely important that your photo show depth and clarity of features. If the photo does not meet these basic guidelines, then I am unable to paint from that and will ask you to send along a different photo.
The cost of a painting will vary depending upon the size you select, the number of pets in the painting, and the complexity of the background. For pricing information, please contact the artist by completing this form here.
Thank you so much, and I look forward to hearing from you.