I started painting pet portraits during the strictest parts of Covid lockdown 2020, mostly in an effort to maintain my sanity. Based on the number of commissions I received, relatively quickly, I realized that as much as I enjoyed painting them, people enjoyed having and hanging them even more.
These were the first pieces that I sold consistently, and to this day, I still truly love painting each unique pet, doing my best to capture their personality and quirks in watercolor and then knowing how much they are loved when their owners frame and hang them!
What do you need to get started? The importance of good photos can't be underestimated. If your pet looks distorted in the photo, you're not going to be pleased with the painting. I typically ask for 5-10 of your favorite photos of your pet and we go from there!
How long does it take? Approximately 2-3 weeks from the time I receive the photos, plus if you aren't local to Oahu, you'll need to account for another week or so for shipping.
Can you do multiple pets together? Yes! Just email me for a quote based on your unique needs. The prices listed to the left are starting points for simple commissions.
Is there anyway to get a print made from the original for my second home/kids/parents/etc? Yes! Just let me know and I will take care of having it printed in archival inks on a beautiful Torchon watercolor paper to ensure that the print looks just as good as the original. I will then hand sign it before shipping it to you.