I put my Heart & Soul into Painting

Your Pet's Heart & Soul

how I Create PET PortraitS 

Lilac Himalayan Cat Pet Portrait
  • Quality materials: paint, ink, canvas, paper

  • Great photos of the animal

  • Knowledge of my subject's personality

  • Understanding my client's expectations

  • Attention to detail

  • Relying on practiced artistic techniques

  • Commitment to excellence

Over the past 25 years I've had the pleasure of creating hundreds of portraits.

While the subjects change - the process I use never does. 

I only use materials of the highest quality for my paintings, the portraits I create will last for many, many years to come.

These are the steps I take when I paint a pet portrait:

(see the photos for a visual progression)

  1. Prep the canvas/cut paper to size

  2. Sketch the subject onto the surface I'm using

  3. Portraits on canvas - painting the sides

  4. Paint the background elements

  5. Paint the border elements (if this style has been chosen)

  6. Paint the animal

  7. Spray the finished portrait with a matt spray varnish

  8. Attach hanging wire/attach double mats to portrait on paper

Pet Portrait Progression of Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Pet Portrait
Golden Retriever Pet Portrait Progression
Progression of a painted Cat Portrait
Pet Portrait progression of a Hound Dog

As you can see, I put a lot of work & effort into the creation of a pet portrait!

Please click on the boxes below to learn more about my custom pet portrait paintings

If you've decided that you'd like to have me create a beautiful portrait 

of your favorite animal in one of my unique styles

 email me  -  or better yet call me at 602.770.0529

to schedule your FREE portrait consultation to discuss!  

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Scottsdale Arizona  USA

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