Thank you for considering me to paint
a lasting remembrance of your beloved pet. I take the
commission very seriously and will strive very hard
to make sure you are pleased.
I know something as important as this to you can be
somewhat unsettling, especially dealing over the web
where we haven't been able to build a personal face
to face relationship. That is why I have tried to cover
in great detail in the Frequently Asked Questions section,
all the important points of interest and the things
that might be going around in your mind concerning this
transaction, making sure you have a full understanding
of our commitment to each other. This section incorporates
all the questions I have been asked over the years and
should cover just about everything that you and I would
discuss in person.
I am very much an animal lover, especially cats and
dogs and think that if I had not developed as an artist,
I would probably have become a veterinarian.
As you review my website, you will notice there are
four distinctive interpretations or style of either
a cat or dog from the original picture. The original
would be the closest to the picture you have submitted
where I try to capture their unique personality and
spirit that you see in them. The Warhol / Pop Art style
is pretty much self-explanatory and the one with the
heavy Van Gogh type brush strokes lends itself to a
more masculine look and the last one is painted with
light feathery brushstrokes in a more whimsical style.
I also offer simple solid studio type backgrounds and
ones that I interpret that will lend itself to the painting
or more custom detailed ones that you request.
My animal paintings are done in acrylic and can be on
any size canvas; however I recommend the 11 x 14 size for a fairly simple uncluttered rendering and
the 16 x 20 will accommodated the face and partial body very nicely and 20 x
24 for a full body painting. The 24 x 30 is normally considered
for more than one pet or a bolder look.
I work from photographs, so I suggest submitting as
many as possible so I can see your pet with many different
expressions. The more the better! Make sure to mark
that specific one that you want me to work from. If
you think you already know which area of the house or
apartment that you would like to display the painting,
it would also be helpful for me to see it, as I would
try and coordinate the background to blend into your
You will notice a Comment / Suggestion box in the order
section. It will help if you could comment on those
special traits of your pet that grabs your heart, or
anything else that you would like to have me try and
capture in the painting.
Because I work on a first come, first serve
basis, my normal turn around time will depend on any prior orders pending, and baring any unusual requests, once your painting is started it usually takes the better part of a week to complete.
Talk it over with your pets! Hope to hear from you soon!!!!