Custom pet portrait of a black Labrador painted by Margaret Powell, Worcester Artist

Why a Hand-Painted Custom Pet Portrait is a Treasure (and How Much They Cost!)

Our pets are more than just companions; they're furry family members who bring endless love, laughter, and warmth into our lives. They greet us at the door with wagging tails or purrs, share our secrets with silent understanding, and offer unconditional love. But capturing their unique personalities in a photograph can be a challenge. Sure, a snapshot can freeze a moment in time, but it often misses the spark of mischief in their eyes, the gentle tilt of their head, or the goofy grin that melts your heart.

This is where a hand-painted pet portrait can bring something extra special and unique to your home (and your special memories). It's not just a picture; it's a work of art that transcends a photograph, capturing the essence of your beloved pet. A talented artist can translate the love and personality you see every day into a beautiful and lasting piece of art.

Here are some reasons why a hand-painted pet portrait is a treasure:

Captures Their Uniqueness: A skilled artist can go beyond physical likeness and capture the nuances of your pet's personality. The playful glint in their eyes, the way they hold their head, or the goofy grin that makes you laugh - these details are all part of what makes your pet special, and a hand-painted portrait can preserve them forever.
A One-of-a-Kind: Photographs are wonderful, but a hand-painted portrait is a unique and irreplaceable piece of art. It's a treasured item that can be passed down through generations, always reminding you of the joy your pet brought to your life.
Personalised Expression of Love: A hand-painted portrait can be customised to reflect your special bond with your pet. The artist can incorporate details that hold significance, such as a favourite toy, a familiar background from your walks, or even a subtle nod to their breed's history. This level of personalisation makes it a truly meaningful piece of art.
A Daily Celebration: Owning a hand-painted portrait of your pet is a constant reminder of the joy they bring. It adds a touch of warmth and personality to your home a daily celebration of the love that transcends words.


How Much Does a Hand-Painted Pet Portrait Cost?

The cost of a hand-painted pet portrait can vary depending on the artist's experience, the size and complexity of the piece, and the medium used.

My commissioned pet portrait paintings are £300. This includes the creation of the artwork itself, fine art materials, varnishing for protection, and free delivery within mainland UK.

Ready to Commission a Hand-Painted Treasure?

If you'd like to learn more about the process of commissioning a pet portrait please visit our Pet Commission" page on our website. This page also includes helpful information on providing quality photos for reference, portraits featuring multiple pets, and payment details.

Don't wait to capture the spirit of your beloved companion in a beautiful and lasting work of art.

Contact me today and let's discuss how we can create a hand-painted pet portrait that you'll treasure for a lifetime!

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