I grew up around animals and have always loved dogs.
The first pet portrait I ever painted was of Romeo, my beloved Old English sheepdog, who lived to a ripe old age of just past fourteen years. I was so sad when he passed away. One day while looking through old photographs, I came upon this one of Romeo and was compelled to paint his portrait.
Now, each day I get to see that old snout of his, hanging on my wall, with that one blue eye and one brown eye. It makes me laugh remembering all the adventures we had together.
I live and work out of Studio B, my little space located right on the new Old Fourth Ward Park in Atlanta, Georgia. There are no shortage of dogs in my neighborhood and I have never met a dog I didn’t like.
Tips For Photographing Your Pet
In order to create an amazing portrait of your pet I need photographs to work with. Here are some tips for taking pictures of your pet:
- Try not to use flash. If you must, set flash for “red-eye” and shoot at the highest resolution possible.
- Get several close up photos of your pet’s face. This is important for me to get the expression and the eyes.
- Shoot some photographs from their eye level. Don’t shoot down on your pet from above. Try to fill the frame with the subject (your pet) not the scenery.
Pet Portrait Prices
A painting usually takes 4-6 weeks. Upon portrait completion, you will receive a photo of your painting via email for your approval before the painting is shipped. I collect a 50% deposit upfront, with the final payment plus shipping due after you approve the photograph of your painting. Your satisfaction with the finished painting is 100% guaranteed.
Payments are made through Paypal. Once you decide on the canvas size and price, I will send you a Paypal invoice via email for the deposit, and another invoice for the final payment. You will be able to pay with any major credit or debit card. Did you know Paypal offers free financing for 6 months?
Other Art and Creative Endeavors
People portraits and other commissioned pieces can be quoted per request. These are a few of my favorite paintings.
Is there a portrait in your future? Lets Talk.