Commission FAQS

A Sampling of some of my Pet Portraits

Let’s create a cherished family heirloom!

Thank you so much for visiting my Commissions Page!  I’m thrilled that I might be able to help you create a painted portrait of your pet. I have painted many living and departed pets, and I am honored to help create a one of a kind tribute.

If you decide to proceed, I recommend you send me as many reference pictures as possible, as high a resolution as possible. Consider what size you would like, and I can give you a more specific quote. I work very closely with my clients, and send an image of the painting (via email) when the painting is 90% done, to make sure everything is on track. I request a non-refundable deposit of 25% in order to start the commission, once the details and image are finalized. Payment can be either by check or PayPal.

Please EMAIL the (highest resolution) pictures to:

Below are some answers to frequently asked questions. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you need more information!

  • I work primarily in oil paints, on either stretched canvas or panel. I work exclusively from reference photographs either given to me by clients, shot by myself, or by arrangement with a professional photographer.
  • I estimate it takes up to 6 weeks to complete a painting, after deciding on the composition/reference image/size. It will depend on size and complexity. In reality most commissions are usually finished and mailed in less than 5 weeks. I do not take on new commissions after October 15th to make sure holiday orders are sent out and arrive in time.
  • Size – I have done anything from 5×5(inches) up to 40×72(inches)! Most of my commissions range from 8×8-12×16. (range is $200- $450) The client can choose between gallery wrap canvas (1.5″ deep, no frame required) or hardboard panel.
  • Pricing starts at $60 for a 5×5(inch), unframed painting. If you would like me to help choose a frame, I can give you a quote before proceeding.
  • Shipping is complementary for any commission over $150. I use either USPS Priority or FedEx, and make sure the client receives a tracking number.

Thank you for stopping by, I look forward to working with you to create a lovely painting for you.

PRICES (Paintings over $150, Shipping is complementary within the USA)

All measurements are in inches

5×5 or 5×7 – $60

6×6 or 6×8 – $85

8×8 or 8×10 – $150

9×12 – $200

12×12  or 12×16 – $275

Please contact me ( for a larger, custom or specific painting size request.