Each time I do a pet portrait, just like the pets themselves,  they take on a life of their own. Often I do not know the owner and so I don’t know their artistic or decorating style. That probably works out for the best in the end, because then I can let the portrait evolve naturally. My latest pet portrait got a tad psychedelic…nothing over the top, but my client (who I don’t know) is buying the portrait for her in-laws (who I don’t know) and so it made me wonder if I maybe should have toned it down.


Yesterday I sent this photo of the portrait to my client. Her response, “They are absolutely going to LOVE this!!  Totally their style…”  Yep. This makes me happy.