I would love TO HELP YOU FIND A WAY TO EXPRESS HOW MUCH YOU love and care about your pet.
As an important member of your family your pet deserves to be celebrated and admired!
I adore painting animals, and now as a Pet Portrait artist I take special care to capture the unique personality, quirkiness (and oddness) that you cherish about your pet. I especially love to create unique portraits from your favourite goofy photos. The goofier the better! You know the ones - when they look at you with complete indignation at your behaviour. My cat Boris looks at me like that all the time.
Since I'm creating a memento which lasts forever, I want to get to know about your pet and what you love about them before beginning a portrait, so I'm always happy to discuss what you're looking for on the phone or via email.
Contact me via the form below to tell me about your furry friend and I will be in contact with you as soon as possible.
"Zoe has captured the essence of our dear little dog. She took time to get to know our dog through stories & photos. We will always treasure the portraits that Zoe created for us." - Susan Rogers, Northcote
Size & Prices
Prices are indicative of portraits of one pet from the chest up, please let me know in the order form if you would like me to create something different for you.
A5 - 1 Pet (5.83 × 8.27 inches) - $250
A4 - 1 Pet (8.3 x 11.7 inches) - $350
A3 - 1 Pet (11.7 x 16.5 inches) - $500
Additional pets per portrait (on A4-A3 sizes only), full body portrait, custom sizes and mediums are also available, please let me know when making your order request..
What mediums/materials do you use?
I use Winsor & Newton or Art Spectrum paints. Watercolour/acrylic pet portraits are painted on Arches 300gsm cream cotton paper (this paper is acid free and lasts forever). Oil portraits are painted on canvas or wood panel.
How long will a portrait take?
Watercolour/acrylic portraits take 1 - 2 weeks to complete, however if you need one done quickly let me know and I will do my best to get it to you sooner. Oil portraits take approximately one month to complete.
How much does shipping cost?
Shipping costs start at $9 (registered within Australia) for watercolour/acrylic paintings, overseas shipping costs start at $15. I can give you a full quote once you know what size/medium you would like.
How is an oil painting different to watercolour/acrylic?
Oil paint creates a beautiful rich finish resulting in an image which practically jumps off the canvas. Oil paint can be applied in many different layers which allows for a lot of detail that can be impossible to achieve with watercolour/acrylic paint. I will also paint a background for an oil portrait, and as a canvas or wood panel is used the painting is ready to hang as soon as you receive it, or you can choose to have it framed.
How do I order an oil portrait?
Please let me know in the form if you would like an oil portrait created and I can give you a custom quote. Prices start at $400 for an 8 x 12 inch portrait. Oil portraits take approximately one month to complete and are painted on either canvas or wood panels. Please note that shipping for oil paintings will be extra due to the weight/size of the canvas.
Why is an oil portrait more expensive?
Oil portraits require a different skill set and take a lot longer to create due to the drying time with the technique of adding layer upon layer. Oil paints and the canvas/wood panels are also more expensive.