Styles Of Pet Portraits I create
I create portraits of precious pets & horses & pet birds in two different painting techniques, and in many styles.
I paint in Acrylic on custom canvas* and also in Pen & Ink with Acrylic on fine art paper.
My artistic style ranges from formal & traditional, to fun & whimsical. Whatever style a pet owner prefers in artwork, I can create it.
I paint realistic portrayals of pets, painting their likeness with lots & lots of detail. Equally important, however, is that I am able to capture the animal's unique character and personality.
My clients never fail to tell me that I have captured the soul of their pet! My distinctive trademark borders and painted frames add an additional dimension and artistry to any portrait.
Whatever style you choose for a custom portrait of your beautiful dog, cat,horse or bird, it is my promise that you will be 100% satisfied and will adore it forever!
* I typically use a style of canvas with wide sides (called a gallery wrap canvas). I use this type of canvas because I can paint the sides, and add small design details to add interest and special meaning to the portrait. See images below for examples.
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Scroll down to see examples of the many different styles of paintings to choose from
for your one-of-a-kind custom portrait of your cherished pet or horse or bird.
Acrylic on Canvas Portrait Styles
Abstract background, two or more pets
ABOUT MY TRADEMARK BORDERS
(See examples below)
The painted borders around my pet portrait paintings have proven very popular!
My borders, create an added layer of interest and fine art treatment in the portrait.
The majority of portraits I create in this style have a part of the animal's body painted in front of the border. This makes the subject feel more three-dimensional and it seems like the animal is coming right out off the canvas!
I can also tell more of the animal's story by adding details & icons to the border (both on front and on the side of the canvas - and frame) - such as a favorite toy or ball, or something that references the pet's name, personality etc.