Are you interested in having a portrait done of your own pet or artwork of someone else's animal done as a gift? Or perhaps a painting as a pet memorial? It's so easy to arrange for a custom pet portrait painting from a photo! Scroll down to see how it works, or contact me and I will answer your questions (no pressure!). Click here to view some pet art examples.
Who do you know, that would be thrilled beyond words to receive a beautiful painting of their very own much-loved animal? Do you think it's an awesome idea, but you'd want to surprise them....and how would you manage that? When it comes to surprising someone with a painting as a gift, I can be pretty clever when I need to be. It has been successfully done many times! The feeling of giving art to someone of something they adore is an experience you will never forget. And neither will they ever forget that you did so. You'll see how emotional... how meaningful... it truly is. They will be very impressed you surprised them that way.
The love between a person and their animal can be life-changing, and I feel the power of such a connection because I, too, have such a relationship with my own animals. It is the depth of the devotion between people and animals that fascinates me most of all because it is utterly consuming for me personally. I recognize that people and their animals have bonds of epic proportions. A person falls in love with an animal as a soulmate, as a companion, as a child.
There is nothing like a pet portrait painting if you're looking for an unforgettable gift. Or imagine your own dog, cat, horse or other pet immortalized in such a special way.
My painting style for these custom pet paintings from photos is Traditional Realism in oil.
I have done literally hundreds and hundreds of custom pet paintings from photos over the last forty years, and I am happy to be a member of the Oil Painters of America. Many very well known people have my art, including William Shatner, Ben Stein, Rudolf Martin, The Estate of James A. Michener, Elmer Bernstein and the Wrigley and DuPont families, among others. I was honored to be personally selected by esteemed horse photographer and writer Robert Vavra to illustrate two of his books.
Pundit and former presidential speechwriter Ben Stein (I painted his Weimaraner, Mary-Margaret) said in his newspaper article about my work, "In Lee's dog paintings is the actual soul of the dog." That is one of the greatest things anyone has ever said about my work, and I strive to always live up to that!
My collector Marlys Lipe said, "Lee Mitchelson has created lovely custom paintings for me; she captures the essence of my special pets in a way that astounds me! She's also painted amazing art gifts for me to give my friends. What a blessing to be able to give something so meaningful and so treasured by the recipient. The fact that Lee uses her talents to benefit charities adds to the delight of purchasing amazing art." (I do art that is sold as to raise funds for animal rescue organizations, such as Wild Heart Ranch, Puppy Rescue Mission, etc.)
You can see much more feedback from my clients on my Facebook page.
I'd be happy to answer any questions you have about a pet portrait painting. Contact me today.