Pet portraits as gifts: The holidays are approaching…

Border Collie Portrait
Painting by BZTAT

People often tell me that they would like to give a pet portrait to a loved one for a holiday gift.

A portrait is, indeed, a special gift, as it commemorates a person’s special bond with their pet in a unique way.

Giving a pet lover a custom painted portrait of their pet, particularly if the pet is growing in age or has passed away, can be the greatest gift there is.

It does take some time for me to paint each portrait, usually somewhere between 15-20 hours. I generally have a few waiting to be painted, so there is usually an 8-10 week turn-around, sometimes longer. This means that Christmas gifts and other holiday gifts need to be ordered soon.

Painted pet portraits as gifts should be ordered by October 15 to ensure that they will be completed and shipped in time for Christmas.

You can read about the process of ordering a custom pet portrait here. If you have questions or would like to make an order, please contact me soon.

I look forward to painting your special pet!

Here are some examples of previously painted pets: