I would love TO HELP YOU FIND A WAY TO EXPRESS HOW MUCH YOU love and care about your pet. 

Boris's awkward portrait

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.

Watercolour/acrylic

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.. 

REQUEST A PET PORTRAIT COMMISSION

Follow the link below and fill in the contact form, or message me on Facebook or Instagram and I will get back to you to get started! 

FAQs

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. 

Testimonials

"I have known Zoe for several years and over the time that I have known her I have witnessed her embrace her creative passion and transition in to a dedicated and incredibly talented artist. I am the proud owner of a number of her works, including several of her stunning hummingbird images and three of her gorgeous ‘quirky animal’ images. Being an animal lover and having a beautiful little dog I absolutely adore, I was so thrilled when friends commissioned Zoe to paint a portrait of my beloved Oscar for me for my 40th birthday. It was one of the most wonderful presents I could have received and it is cherished by me. It was an amazingly true representation of my boy, capturing him perfectly. I was so impressed with it that I myself commissioned Zoe to paint another portrait of Oscar, asking her to copy one of my favourite photos of him. She again did a brilliant job, including the finest of details and most importantly capturing his personality. Oscar is truly the sweetest, most trusting and gentle little dog and this was perfectly captured in Zoe’s painting and expressed through his eyes. In each of her images there is wonderful intricate detail and vibrancy. She has an true ability to capture a pet’s personality; to convey individual characteristics and peculiarities. Her images come to life, leaping off the canvas and eliciting emotion. Everyone of Zoe’s artistic pieces are treasured by me." Clara Davies, Alphington

"I have known Zoe for several years and over the time that I have known her I have witnessed her embrace her creative passion and transition in to a dedicated and incredibly talented artist. I am the proud owner of a number of her works, including several of her stunning hummingbird images and three of her gorgeous ‘quirky animal’ images. Being an animal lover and having a beautiful little dog I absolutely adore, I was so thrilled when friends commissioned Zoe to paint a portrait of my beloved Oscar for me for my 40th birthday. It was one of the most wonderful presents I could have received and it is cherished by me. It was an amazingly true representation of my boy, capturing him perfectly. I was so impressed with it that I myself commissioned Zoe to paint another portrait of Oscar, asking her to copy one of my favourite photos of him. She again did a brilliant job, including the finest of details and most importantly capturing his personality. Oscar is truly the sweetest, most trusting and gentle little dog and this was perfectly captured in Zoe’s painting and expressed through his eyes. In each of her images there is wonderful intricate detail and vibrancy. She has an true ability to capture a pet’s personality; to convey individual characteristics and peculiarities. Her images come to life, leaping off the canvas and eliciting emotion. Everyone of Zoe’s artistic pieces are treasured by me." Clara Davies, Alphington

Zoe did an awesome job of painting Gibbs! Gibbs is such a dag and Zoe was able to capture his personality perfectly in the painting. I love this painting so much! - Jess Phillips, Cranbourne

Zoe did an awesome job of painting Gibbs! Gibbs is such a dag and Zoe was able to capture his personality perfectly in the painting. I love this painting so much!
- Jess Phillips, Cranbourne

We couldn't have been more thrilled with the portrait of our dear Smudge. What we love most is the way Zoe captured her eyes so realistically (they're a bit googly) and her Batman mask on her face. I would recommend Zoe's incredible artistic talents without hesitation to anyone wanting to immortalise their special furry friend. - Matthew and Toby Newman-Mellor, Williamstown

We couldn't have been more thrilled with the portrait of our dear Smudge. What we love most is the way Zoe captured her eyes so realistically (they're a bit googly) and her Batman mask on her face. I would recommend Zoe's incredible artistic talents without hesitation to anyone wanting to immortalise their special furry friend. - Matthew and Toby Newman-Mellor, Williamstown

Zoe's work is simply amazing, she is wonderfully talented. The beautiful pet portrait that she painted of our fluffy ragdoll cat Lacey is astounding! We were blown away when we saw it as it's a perfect likeness. Thanks so much for giving us such a beautiful gift that we can treasure forever. - David and Bernadette, Northcote

Zoe's work is simply amazing, she is wonderfully talented. The beautiful pet portrait that she painted of our fluffy ragdoll cat Lacey is astounding! We were blown away when we saw it as it's a perfect likeness. Thanks so much for giving us such a beautiful gift that we can treasure forever. - David and Bernadette, Northcote