Kate has been creating pet portraits to sell since 2002 when a neighbour spotted some of her artwork and asked her to create a dog portrait for her. This pet portrait lead onto other dog portraits and soon more neighbours wanted their pets portraits painted too.
Since then Kate has been commissioned to do pet portraits for birthday and Christmas gifts or for owners to remember their much loved animal, portraits of dogs of all sorts of breeds, portraits of cats and even a pet parrot. Portraits of pets can be full body or head and shoulders with plain backgrounds or posing in their favourite spot. Collars and favourite toys can be included too. Portrait pets make excellent presents as they are unique and personal gifts.
If you would like a custom pet portrait painting, first assemble a collection of photos and choose your favourite pose. Next decide what size you would like and whether you want the portrait to be in coloured pastel or acrylic paint.
Backgrounds can be added in or left plain, so for instance, you may want them on a cushion or by the sea. Custom pet portraits can be assembled from different photographs. Photos can be sent via email, or through the post as prints, or on CD. If possible photos should be taken outside in natural daylight or if would like to use a photograph taken by a professional photographer then please ask for their permission.