Many of my paintings are done on commission. Pet portraits may be done from photographs. I prefer to take my own and lots of them but if it’s not the right season or too far away, I certainly can work from your photos, if they really show the animal well. If a professional photographer took the photo, I’d need that photographer’s permission. I prefer to work from several photos. For example, if the ears are not forward in one, but they are in another and the eyes are closed,as an artist, I can put them together. I need to see the photos to see what is involved.
Here's a painting done from inside a restaurant. Perhaps you have a favorite location that you would like to have painted. All I need is a good photo or if it's near RI I'll come take one
Watercolors start at $300.00, matted and mounted. Oils, on canvas, start at $350.00. I also do some pencil portraits and some pastels. Gift certificates for portraits and paintings are also available. Look at the samples on this website particularly in the portrait section. See which ones you like and email me with your questions or ideas. I’d love to discuss the possibilities with you. I LOVE painting animals but great locations and interesting lighting are challenging and exciting, as well. I hope you’ve enjoyed looking at my art.