How does it work?

How do I place an order? +

You can place an order through my website Portait Orders page or through my Etsy shop.

All of my portraits are painted digitally, meaning that you will receive a digital file that you can print anywhere you like. Digital files are sized 11 x 14 inches by default.

That means all you have to do when ordering is specify how many pets you'd like in a single painting.

Just purchase the size custom pet portrait that you want and email the photo that you want me to paint to dogartstudio@cox.net. No need to send several photos. I just work from one, just make sure your pet is posed the way you want painted. Photo should be lighted well, and clear. Natural light works best, flash tends to flatten everything out. Your photo is the only impression I have of you pet, so the better the photo, the better the painting will come out.

Don't worry about the background of the photo, we can change that. The important thing is your pet looks the way you want him to in the painting.

Once I have the photo, I can crop it to compose a good composition, which I will then email back for your approval. At that time we will discuss background color choices. Please remember it is a painting, not a piece of furniture. I will suggest background colors that best compliment the colors of your pet, not match the colors of your couch.

What's your process like? +

Typical turnaround time is 10-14 days. This depends on workload of course. We will notify you at the time of your order of an expected delivery date.

Do I have to pay in full for my pet portrait? +

We only ask that you pay a fifty percent deposit to get started. When your portrait is complete we will email you photos of it. Once you approve and have paid the balance your portrait will be shipped.


Do you only do dog portraits? +

Cats, gerbils or iguanas if you can pet it he will do a portrait of it.

How long does it take to get a custom pet portrait done? +

Typical turnaround time is 10-14 days. This depends on workload of course. We will notify you at the time of your order of an expected delivery date.

Can you do rush orders? +

Whenever possible we will accommodate rush orders.Please contact us beforehand though.

Do I have to pay in full for my pet portrait? +

We only ask that you pay a fifty percent deposit to get started. When your portrait is complete we will email you photos of it. Once you approve and have paid the balance your portrait will be shipped.