I specialize in anthropomorphic artwork of cats, dressed in clothing, and usually based upon characters in literature or periods of history. Over two-thirds of my paintings have been private commissions and custom portraits of pets.
I genuinely look forward to meeting people who envision their cats as Caesars and Ciceros, kings and courtesans … and will seldom pass up the opportunity to add fresh faces to my cast of characters.
Have you have ever considered having your cat’s portrait painted as an English dandy, wearing a ruffled jabot and waistcoat…?
Or does your feline possesses a flirtatious manner that might suit an 19th century lady of the night…?
Perhaps your furry friend strikes you as the adventurous explorer, or dashing aviator type?
Might he be a sea caption?
Or a crusader for the Knight’s Templar?
If so… I’d love to hear from you! Share your story!
I am currently accepting commissions on a limited basis… please contact me using the form at the bottom, and we can discuss your wants, needs and ideas.. as well as the deadline for completion.
Prices will, of course, reflect the size and intricacy of the piece; generally, however, an 8″x10″ acrylic portrait with a simple background, on a stretched canvas with painted edges (ready-to-hang), will cost approximately $150.00. (this price does not include whichever shipping method we decide upon)
An 8″x10″ acrylic portrait with simple background, painted onto a sheet of Canson acrylic art paper or a canvas panel, suitable for framing, will cost approx. $100.00. (shipping excluded)
A non-refundable 10% down-payment will be required, to help offset the purchase of any supplies, and to secure the deadline. (You may make a larger deposit if you wish!)
The remaining percentage will be due upon completion, before I ship the painting; alternately, you have the option to put it “on layaway” and pay in small installments if you prefer. :)
How It Works
After receiving your cats’ photos via e-mail attachments or through the mail, and discussing all the details of your desired portrait with you…
I will e-mail a sketch of the piece to give you the opportunity to look over its design… and make any changes… before I begin work on the actual painting.
I will also send snapshots via e-mail of the painting at various stages of my progress, to keep the lines of communication open. I want you to feel comfortable knowing that we’ll work together to achieve a piece of art worthy of an honored place in your home. :)
The length of time varies with each painting, but please be prepared for a 6-8 week wait (not including the shipping time), and place your order well in advance of your actual deadline.
If I am not currently working on a commissioned painting, I will make yours my top priority. And it is possible that I may get finished with plenty of time to spare…. but it’s better to play safe, especially around the holidays.
Once I’m finished, and you’re totally satisfied with the preview images I send… I will ship the painting to you via whichever method we decided upon (First Class, UPS, etc.), after payment has been received.
If for some reason it doesn’t meet with your approval in person, please let me know upon receipt and I’ll accept it back for corrections or a refund.
I retain copyrights to all my artwork, to sell prints of my work in my Etsy shop, as well as offline through art festivals and giftshops; if you would like to license my work for commercial sale/use, please Contact Me ~ providing all necessary details (time frame, title of work, number of copies, venue, etc.) along with your request for a quote.