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.
A Heart icon shows what your pet means to you
ABOUT MY TRADEMARK BORDERS
(See examples below)
The borders I paint around my pet portrait paintings are 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.
Complex border and Custom decorated frame
Complex Trademark border
Ink & Acrylic on Paper Portraits
Abstract background, two or more pets
Pet as a baby and as an adult
(can also do this as an acrylic on canvas)