Pet Portraits from

Pet Portraits by Deena offers hand-painted commissioned portraits of your beloved pets.  Whether your pet is still with you, or has passed away, an original pet portrait makes a wonderful gift and memento.

I specialize in dogs and cats, but can paint any type of animal. The style is realistic, a bit impressionistic, and my love of animals shows with the capture of the animal’s essence.   Background colors can be customized and multiple pets can be combined into one painting.  Pet portraits make great gifts for animal lovers, or as a special commemoration of a departed pet. My goal is to provide my clients with the best possible portrait of their pets, something they will cherish forever.

I would love to do a custom portrait of your dog, cat, horse, whatever animal you have. I paint from photographs, so all I need is a digital photo e-mailed to me, one of a pose that you like, with good color and lighting. You may send more than one photo, and we can discuss which would make the best portrait. Extra photos have come in handy when the favorite pose has the animal’s ears cut out of the frame – I just copy the shape of the ears from another photo! Maybe another photo has better color – I take the best from them to make your portrait. Please see the tips below to get the best possible photographs of your pet, so your custom pet painting will be the best likeness.

Paintings are done in acrylic on 8 x 10 inch canvas. They are mailed flat, not mounted, and can easily be framed when you receive them. Larger size paintings can be done, with the price varying by size and complexity.  I offer great communication and quick turnaround. Shipping is free.  International orders are welcome.