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Thursday, November 28, 2019

Pet Portraits Make the Perfect Gift!

For the person who has everything....and loves their cat or dog, give them this unique and special gift!

I can provide a gift certificate for a relatively inexpensive charcoal sketch, a colourful watercolour painting or heirloom archival oil painting - please see the tab above for prices and more details or email me at

If you are in my local area, pickup is available.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Pet Portraits on SALE!

Click below to watch the above painting develop in a time lapse fashion from transparent, colourful underpainting to thicker, opaque paint applied in an alla prima, brushy style.

Pet Portrait Pricing

What to Do:

1. You email me several clear, detailed photos of your pet, preferably a close-up shot of their head.

2. I review the photos and let you know if I am able to work from them as a reference.

3. I email you a photo of the completed portrait and you pay for it via PayPal by clicking on the above "Buy Now" button.

4. You receive your portrait by post, have it framed and enjoy!

How Long Does it Take?

Please allow up to a month to receive your portrait. If you have a specific date in mind, you can purchase a gift certificate as an alternative. Just let me know which medium you prefer and pay by PayPal. I will send you a beautiful certificate you can present as your gift!

6x8 Oil on Panel


Commissioned portraits of humans start at $2500 but, for a limited time, you can have a drawing or painting of your animal starting at only $80.

Due to my love for animals and joy at capturing their furry beauty, for a limited time, I am setting a low price so everyone can enjoy a painting or drawing of their pet.

Take advantage of this deal while available and save on something that will become a treasured heirloom!
Charcoal drawing               $220     $ 80  USD
Watercolor                          $320     $160 USD
Oil on canvas or board       $420     $250 USD

**These prices are for a painting or drawing from 6" square to a maximum of 8" x 10" for portraits of smaller animals such as cats, dogs, rabbits, hamsters, etc.

For larger animals, larger canvas/paper sizes and portraits that include more of the animal's body or backgrounds please contact me to discuss options and cost.

Backgrounds increase cost (something like this 10x8  $350 USD) - contact for quote for your idea!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Dog Portrait Oil Painting

Dakota Crimson (Coady) - 6"x 6" Oil on Stretched Canvas
Unfortunately, this beautiful dog is no longer with us, so I had to use a reference photo that was not ideal (indoor flash at a distance). I enjoyed capturing his angelic qualities.

Pet Portrait Pricing

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Cat Pet Portrait Oil Painting

This painting has beautiful light and loose brushwork - capture your beloved pet today!

Pet Portrait Pricing

Monday, November 9, 2015

Fast Forward Pet Portrait Oil Painting Time Lapse

Here is a fun way to watch hours of painting time in just over 3 minutes (with bonus Mozart)!

Pet Portrait Pricing

Friday, September 4, 2015

Pet Portrait Oil Painting - Cat

Oliver - 6" x 6" Oil on Canvas
Commission a custom fine art portrait of your pet!

Pet Portrait Pricing

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Memorialize your sweet kitty with a custom painted portrait!

6x6, Oil on Canvas

Pet Portrait Pricing

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Custom Pet Portraits Now Available!

This 8" x 8" oil on canvas portrait of Molly is done in a painterly, impressionistic style which captures her unique doggie personality.

As an experienced portrait painter, Laurel is uniquely qualified to capture your best friend for posterity.

Portraits can be created in graphite, charcoal, watercolor, acrylic or oil paint.

Please contact the artist (see sidebar at right) to begin the process of creating an heirloom work of art featuring your beloved pet!

Please allow 8 to 12 weeks for completion of painting.

Pet Portrait Pricing