I know your fur baby means the world to you! I want to help you find a way to tell their unique story and showcase their lovable quirks and personality. 

Meet Boris, our beautiful adopted domestic short-hair. 

Order a portrait before the 31st of May 2018 and 15% of profits will be donated to Forgotten Souls Dog Rescue!

Our pets provide those moments of pure joy when they greet us with unconditional love after a long day. They are loyal and they make us smile.  They mean so much to us, and as an important member of the family they deserve to be celebrated and admired!

I adore painting animals, and as a Pet Portrait artist I take special care to capture the unique personality, quirkiness and oddness that you cherish about your pet.  

I WANT TO WORK WITH YOU

Since I'm creating a memento which will last forever, I want to work with you and get to know about your pet. How do they make your life better? What is it about them that makes them totally unique?

I like to be really clear on what you're imagining and how you would like me to capture your pet's personality, so I'm always happy to discuss what you're looking for on the phone and to help you get the best photos for your pet's portrait.

BRING YOUR MEMORIES TO LIFE

If you're pet has sadly passed away, I understand if you can only provide certain photos and I will do my best to work with with you to create a portrait to celebrate the life and your memories of your beloved pet. 

LET'S GET STARTED

Get in touch via the Order a Pet Portrait button below to tell me about your furry friend and I will contact you to get started.  

"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

portraits

I paint portraits from your favourite photos in watercolour on thick 300gsm Arches paper, or in Oil on beautiful birch wood panels. See the FAQs below for more info about oil paintings and how to order. 


Sizes & Prices (watercolour on paper)

Prices are indicative of portraits of one pet from the chest up without a background, please let me know in the order form if you would like me to create something different for you

  • 1 Pet - a4 - $350AUD

  • 1 Pet - a3 - $500AUD

  • 2 PETS - A3 landscape - $600AUD 


how to order A PET PORTRAIT

  1. Tell me about your pet via the Order a Pet Portrait link below
  2. I'll get back to you to you via or phone or email to get to know about your pet and request photos (the more the better!)
  3. I'll send you an invoice for a 50% deposit to get started
  4. I'll send you updates on your portrait progress and then send it to you when you're completely happy with the finished painting 

FAQs

How do you create the portrait? Do you take the photos? 
All portraits are created using photos provided by you. I require at least one high resolution photo of your pet sitting up, with clear detail of the face (especially the eyes), plus one or two more for a better idea of how your pet looks in real life. I'm always happy to provide tips on how to get the best photos for your pet's portrait. 

Can I see more examples of your work

Yes! Click HERE to see more of my portraits in my portfolio.

What mediums/materials do you use?
I use Winsor & Newton or Art Spectrum paints. Watercolour pet portraits are painted on Arches 300gsm cream cotton paper (this paper is acid free and lasts forever). Oil portraits are painted on beautiful birch wood panels. 

How long will a portrait take? 
Watercolour portraits take approximately 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 $12 (registered within Australia) for watercolour paintings on paper, overseas shipping costs start at $20. I can give you a full quote once you know what size/medium you would like. For oil paintings shipping starts at $20 due to the weight of the wood panel. 

How is an oil painting different to watercolour? 
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 paint.  I will also paint a coloured background for an oil portrait, and since a 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 order form if you would like an oil portrait created and I can give you a custom quote. Prices start at $450 for an 9 x 12 inch portrait. Oil portraits take approximately one month to complete due the the extra drying time for the paint.

 Peaches in Oil on wood panel

Peaches in Oil on wood panel

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

  "I would thoroughly recommend Zoe to anyone looking to get a portrait of their beloved pet.    Zoe has accurately captured all of my much much loved Greyhound's features in the portrait. She has also made sure the portrait gives a great sense of Jake's happy playful spirit.  Family and friends have commented how beautiful the work is and I must say I love it and will cherish it forever.    The process was simple just send some photos to Zoe and she does the rest. Zoe is so pleasant to deal with. She asks about your pet so as the portrait picks up the characteristics you want. She regularly sends updates with photos of progress. Along the way you can input if you wish. All in all a wonderful experience and I wouldn't hestitate to ask Zoe to paint a portrait of any other pet I may own." -  Merryn and Jake, Alphington

"I would thoroughly recommend Zoe to anyone looking to get a portrait of their beloved pet.

Zoe has accurately captured all of my much much loved Greyhound's features in the portrait. She has also made sure the portrait gives a great sense of Jake's happy playful spirit.  Family and friends have commented how beautiful the work is and I must say I love it and will cherish it forever.

The process was simple just send some photos to Zoe and she does the rest. Zoe is so pleasant to deal with. She asks about your pet so as the portrait picks up the characteristics you want. She regularly sends updates with photos of progress. Along the way you can input if you wish. All in all a wonderful experience and I wouldn't hestitate to ask Zoe to paint a portrait of any other pet I may own." - Merryn and Jake, Alphington

 "I am absolutely in love with my portrait of my beloved Gerry! Zoe has captured his spirit and personality perfectly, and it is one of the best presents I've ever received. It's such a special keepsake and Zoe is insanely clever at what she does."  Mandy Fita, Benalla

"I am absolutely in love with my portrait of my beloved Gerry! Zoe has captured his spirit and personality perfectly, and it is one of the best presents I've ever received. It's such a special keepsake and Zoe is insanely clever at what she does." Mandy Fita, Benalla

  "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, 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, 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

  "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