The Art of Life Is Being Surrounded By Joy

Happy Tails

STEP 1.  I would love to paint a custom piece of art to capture your amazing friend. The process is very  simple. After reviewing my website, contact me with any questions and a message about what you would like. I work from photographs that you supply, unless you are local and would like me to take the pictures. (See my guide for helpful hints for photographing your pets.)

STEP 2. After the initial contact we will schedule a phone or Skype meeting to decide if we are a good fit to continue with the process. (Skype is a really neat way for me to meet your dog or cat.)We will talk about the size and look of the finished painting. Also, if you have potential photos, I would like to look at them to see if one of them would be suitable for a painting. If we decide to proceed with the painting I require a non refundable down payment of $175.00 due upon the return of the signed contract. This is applied to the cost.

STEP 3. Once  we choose a suitable photo or photos, I will do a couple of small color sketches so you can get an idea of composition and colors. After that I will begin your painting.

Step 4. When I feel the painting is approximately 75% complete i will send you a digital file for  approval. At this time up to two small changes can be made with no additional cost. 

Step 5. Upon completion of the painting another digital image will be sent for final approval. Once approved payment is due within 5 days. After payment is received your painting will be shipped immediately using UPS. Standard shipping costs apply.


-Itty Bitty Painting-8"x 10" or 8"x 8"....$375.00

-Small Painting-11" x 14".........................$500.00

-Medium Painting- 12"x 16"or 12"x 12"......$625.00

-Large Painting- 16"x 20" or 20"x 20"...$950.00

-Extra Large Painting-22"x 28" or 24"x 24" ....$1250.00

*Extra, Extra Large- any painting larger than 30" x 30" cost to be determined upon consultation.

*Itty Bitty paintings are face only portraits.

*Prices are approximate and depend on the complexity of background.  Each additional pet included in the painting is $150 extra.

Note: Paintings are sold unframed, however I can help you choose a frame that suits the painting and your style. I also can use a Gallery style canvas that requires no frame as the sides are 2 inches wide and are painted for a more contemporary look.

You lucky dog! Let's paint.