Pet Portrait Commissions
IMMORTALISE YOUR SPECIAL FRIEND FOREVER.
Pet Portrait Commissions are created from photos supplied by the pet's owner. Each portrait is lovingly crafted using soft pastels on archival textured paper. Work in progress photos are sent each step of the way and a portrait is never finished until the the customer and myself are happy. Portraits on paper must be framed behind glass. Framing can be arranged for you or you can have your Pet Portrait framed by a framer of your choice.
Below are examples of past Pet Portraits with their testimonials. You may send photos to have your own pet portrayed.
This is a selection of testimonials written by my clients once they have received their portraits. People have various reasons for commissioning a pet portrait. Sometimes their beloved pet has sadly passed away or is old and may not be around for much longer. Sometimes it is just because they love their pets so much that they want to celebrate their lives even more in a portrait. Portraits also make wonderful and unique gifts for that special person. Whatever inspires you to have your special friend and companion immortalized in a portrait you are ensuring that you will always remember the special times you spent together.
Please feel welcome to contact me to make your pet portrait booking now.
For a quote on your pet portrait you will need to provide;
- Size of desired portrait.
- Number of pets in portrait.
- Highest resolution reference photos of you pet - Please note that photos taken in natural light are better than flash photos and photos are best taken down at you pets level rather than above. The better the refence photos the better the portrait will be.
- Would you like the portrait supplied framed or unframed?
Your Pet will be immortalized in a beautiful portrait drawn with soft pastels ensuring that you will always remember the special times you spent together.
Rocky and Lilly Dog Portrait in Pastel 40 x 52cm
Testimonial My husband loved it!! It blew his socks off! He can usually guess what I will get him for his birthday but this year I bowled him over. So thankyou once again Sally. To say everyone loved it is an understatement. Bev Chilvers of Brisbane
Precious Christmas 2008 commission. Dog Portrait in Pastel 50 x 60cm
Testimonial I was extremely pleased with our finished portrait of Precious. Sally was great to work with and interpreted our photo of Precious just as she is. Sally captured her personality and the features that make her so dear to us. Joanne Cotton of Brisbane
Clemmie Dog Portrait in Pastel 33x47cm
Testimonial "The portrait was a HUGE success. Everyone loved it and all thought it was Clemmie to a tee. My sister was just overcome when she was given the portrait as it was her dog almost alive again. She is hanging the portrait in pride of place next to the door which Clemmie always used. I will be having Sally draw my own collies for my birthday next year." Robyn Chapman of Brisbane
Breeze Dog Portrait in Pastel 33x47cm
This portrait was a prize awarded at the Australian Dog Agility Association Grand Prix 2008
Testimonial "Sally has managed to capture my dogs' true character and personality and that extra special sheltie "aloofness" that the breed has ...the expression that is portrayed in his eye's is remarkable. I will now have a true and lifelike reminder of my "friend and companion" for all eternity." Tandy Allen Queensland
Sassi Dog Portrait in Pastel 50x60cm
Testimonial My husband commissioned a pastel portrait of "Sassi" for our anniversary. I've never seen anything as perfect and that captures not only her looks but more importantly her personality. I will be forever grateful that she will live on forever. Justine Ware of Brisbane
Shai Dog Portrait in Pastel 44.5 x 55.5 cm
Testimonial I was so impressed by the pics you sent me on email, I never imagined it could get better! The detail is quite amazing - the fur, eye, mouth and brindle markings are perfect. Shai had a gentle nature and a beautiful soul and to see that come through in your work is more than I could have hoped for. Every time I look at her portrait, I smile. And I know it will bring a smile to everyone who knew her for years to come. Your work is beautiful and it must be a great feeling to bring so much joy to animal lovers! Robyn Horewood of Perth
Smokey and Twinkles Christmas 2009 Gift Commission Dog Portrait in Pastel 50x60cm
Testimonial Thankyou So So Much for my most awesome portrait!! It is absolutely beautiful!!! I love everything about it very much!! I like the way you have used the colour in the shaded parts of their fur... They look gorgeous and I can see their personalities coming through!! Love it!! Wendy Pretorius of Mt Cotton Queensland Click Here to see close ups and personality profiles!
Jeremiah Cat Portrait in Pastel 50x50cm
Testimonial "What a total surprise!" Jeremiah is so lifelike with the sparkle in his eyes and the haughty expression. You have captured him completely. Thankyou for all the trouble you have gone to to create a lasting memory. This is certainly one portrait that bites!" Tracey and Mike Perry of Adelaide
Cap'n Jack and Mr Sheffield Cat Portrait in Pastel 50x70cm
Testimonial “Our boyz now have pride of place on the bedroom wall where CJ can watch over us. His eyes seem to follow me wherever I go and I know that he will still be with me and live on in spirit. Once again another masterpiece”. Tracey and Mike Perry of Adelaide
CJ Very sadly passed away just before this portrait was completed.
Ruby Tuesday Horse Portrait in Pastel 35x50cm
Testimonial "Sally. When you sent me a work in progress of my beautiful Ruby Tuesday it brought tears to my eyes. Thankyou so much for catching her beauty and her spark so intricately. You have done an amazing job of my darling girl." Rebecca Tedder of Melbourne
Duchess and Melissa Pastel Portrait 50x60cm
Testimonial "The portrait that you provided is exceptional! You took an ordinary photograph and turned out an exceptional piece that captured Duchess and Melissa’s personality so well. Not only were you able to turn it around quickly, I was impressed as to how you kept me in the loop every step of the way. Thank you so much!
Your talents are a gift and I know you've touched many in so many ways with this gift of yours. It has been an absolute pleasure working with you. You made the entire process so very easy. Thanks again." Christina Jaggard of Westbury, Tasmania.
Oscar and Pearl Pastel Portrait 50 x 60cm
Testimonial "My husband Ian was quite overwhelmed with the breathtakingly beautiful portrait of our little ones Oscar and Pearl. It is such a very special 25th Anniversary gift." Marilyn Schwarzer of Brisbane
Caramello Pastel Portrait 35 x 50cm
"Sally all I can say is that I am so glad I stumbled across your website. This is not just any dog looking back at me, it is definitely my dog Caramello. I have no queries, questions or suggestions, I can't see a thing that I want changed. I am just in total awe. It is absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much once again for everything, I am so excited and cannot wait for the finished project and Christmas Day so I can see my other half's face!" Michelle Galloway of Brisbane