Pet Portraits

A pet portrait is the perfect way to celebrate the bond you share with your companion. With meticulous attention to detail, I transform your favorite pet photographs into stunning, handcrafted works of art. Order your custom pet portrait today and cherish a timeless keepsake that will last a lifetime. 

Pet Portrait realism drawing of a border collie
Pet Portrait realism drawing small white dog

Pet Portrait Process

Step 1: Image Reference

To create the best pet portrait, I require clear and focused photographs of your pet. High-quality images are crucial as they enable me to accurately capture your pet's personality and character. Please choose a photo that truly represents your pet well, one that you would naturally consider as a great depiction of them.

If you don't have suitable reference images, I may be able to photograph your pet for you depending on your location. If you reside locally on the Surf Coast or can visit my studio in Torquay, I can personally capture photos of your pet for the portrait.

Step 2: Deposit

Once I have checked the photographs and we agree on your requirements and delivery schedule I will ask for a 25%, non-refundable deposit of the agreed price.

Step 3: Artwork Proof

Next, I will produce a visual 'Mock-Up' using your photos and sketch the initial outline of the pet portrait. Before proceeding with the final artwork, I will share the preliminary sketch proof for your approval. This collaborative process ensures that the composition meets your expectations. Please note that once the proof is approved and work on the final piece has commenced, changes cannot be made due to the handmade nature of the artwork.

Step 4: Finished Artwork

Upon completion of your pet portrait, 

I will send you an invoice for the remaining balance. You can securely pay the balance online via debit or credit card, Paypal, or bank transfer. Upon receipt of payment, I will ship your completed pet portrait using a reliable carrier, typically Australia Post. If you are local you are more than welcome to collect in person.


Kindly allow a minimum of three weeks for the completion of your pet portrait. Each portrait is meticulously handcrafted in a realism style that demands numerous dedicated hours of work. Your patience ensures that we create a truly exceptional and lifelike masterpiece to treasure for a lifetime.

work in progress of a hand created pet portrait

Price Guide

Due to the unique characteristics of each portrait, it is difficult to provide standard prices applicable to all. However, I understand that pricing is an important factor, and therefore, I have provided some indicative pricing guidelines below. I encourage you to reach out with your specific ideas, including your budget and desired size, so we can collaboratively determine the best approach for you.

A4 (210x297mm)
or 20x30cm
or 8x12" 
or 25cm/10" Square


add a custom frame from $200

 A3 (297x420mm)
or 30x40cm
or 12x16"

or 35cm/14" Square
$1200 add a custom frame from $250
A2 (420x594mm)
or 40x60cm
or 18x24"

or 50cm/20" Square
add a custom frame from $300 

realism drawing of a cat pet portrait by Brittany March
Digital Copies

Each custom pet portrait is a unique, handcrafted artwork made with traditional materials. If you desire extra copies to share with loved ones, your original artwork can be professionally scanned and transformed into a giclée fine art print. The digital file can be saved, shared on social media, or emailed as a delightful image of your pet.

High-resolution digital files of your custom pet portrait are available for an additional $200. Giclée prints are offered in various sizes (prices available upon request). These prints are produced locally by a specialized printer, utilizing the finest quality inks and processes on 100% acid-free, museum-grade, 300gsm textured or smooth cotton rag paper. Each print is personally signed by me, ensuring its authenticity and worth.

If you wish to order additional copies of your pet portrait, kindly inform me before the artwork is completed. This allows me to schedule the professional digital scanning and provide both the original artwork and digital file upon completion.

realism drawing of a dog pet portrait by Brittany March