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pet portraits

because what's more welcoming than our furry friends

I'll paint your beloved pet from pictures you send me, digitize the artwork, and then give you the digital files. You can print them on welcoming details like art prints, flags, stationery, mugs, gift tags, wedding welcome gifts and more!

CUSTOM WATERCOLOR PET PORTRAITs

It all started with a pup named hoover

YOUR FUR BABY IS FAMILY

Include Them in Special Moments

Hoover served as the perfect welcome to their celebration and the rest is history!

I've been offering custom watercolor pet portraits ever since!

I'll paint their portrait, digitize it, and help you add the artwork to stationery, gifts, and other thoughtful welcoming details that will allow you to include and cherish your furry friend in all your special moments!

Hoover is the handsome Samoyed you see here with his humans, Shanna & Connor. They were planning an outdoor D.C. wedding where Hoover would serve as             , but rules are rules and he wasn't allowed in their wedding reception venue. Heart broken over the thought of not having her fur baby at their reception, the bride-to-be reached out to me asking if I could paint a portrait of Hoover. This way, his portrait would welcome guests at their wedding reception and display as artwork in their home for years to come.



"Best Pup"

Your pet is a part of your family, a part of your story.

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Your furry friend hand-painted in a location of your choice! Once you submit the pictures of your pet and location, they're painted and digitized. You will receive the following files: JPG, PNG, and PDF for personal use. 

$275

with scenery

no scenery

CUSTOM WATERCOLOR
PET PORTRAIT

Capture the charm and personality of your beloved pet with a watercolor pet portrait! This is a hand-painted image in the likeness of the photo(s) you submit. I then digitize the painting and send you the files: JPG, PNG, and PDF for personal use. 

CUSTOM WATERCOLOR
PET PORTRAIT

$150

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Watercolor Pet Portrait Options

two custom, hand-painted artwork options to cherish your fur baby(ies)

Print for Personal Use

You have the choice of printing on your own, or select any of the fun items I offer below. These products may be ordered at the time you purchase the painting or at a later date that works for you. Regardless, you'll have a hand-painted, digitized painting that you can cherish for years to come!

Once the design(s) have been approved, you will receive a JPG, PNG, and PDF file of your pet portrait and your project is complete. You may use these for personal use in so many sweet ways!

Your Files

Design Week

A custom pet portrait takes anywhere from 3-5 business days. One of the reasons I schedule a "design week" is because it lets you know when you should keep an eye out for messages from me. The sooner I hear back from you regarding changes/approval, the sooner these sweet little furry files are yours!

Good photos are necessary for the project to begin, since it's how I'll know what your furry friend looks like. Sending a picture of them posed in the way you would like them painted is so helpful and saves a lot of time. Providing a few more to show any collars/accessories they wear and markings/fur color are also beneficial. 

Send Me Pictures, Please!

Agreement

Purchase a watercolor pet portrait through my shop or by contacting me here (which leads to an invoice in HoneyBook).

Purchase a Pet Portrait

We'll plan your design week, sign an agreement through HoneyBook, and get your project on my calendar.

Contact

If you have questions about commissioning a custom pet portrait or are under time restraints, schedule a 15 minute complimentary consultation call here. Ready to book now? Simply move on to step two! 

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STEP ONE

Your pet will make gifts, stationery, & home decor adorable and meaningful!

DESIGN PROCESS

watercolor pet portrait

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Once you have your 

apply them to the sweetest STATIONERY, details & gifts!

Digital Pet Portrait Files

Pet Portrait
Tote Bag

Pet Portrait
Tea Towel

Pet Portrait
Garden Flag

$32

$34

$36

Pet Portrait
8"x10" Print

Pet Portrait
Mug

Pet Portrait
House Flag

$28

$34

$42

Pet Portrait
11"x14" Print

Pet Portrait
Coasters (Set of 4)

Pet Pillow Case
(Case Only)

$38

$38

$48

Pet Portrait
Luggage Tag

Pet Notecards
(Set of 24)

Pet Portrait Pillow
(Case & Insert)

$28

$42

$68

WATERCOLOR Pet Portrait Products

Once I have finished your art project and you have your digital files, you can print your pet's portrait on your own or I offer the following items that can be purchased below. Your artwork can be applied to any of these sweet details!

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Dog portrait gifts for pet loving people.

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Include your pet in the celebration by naming signature drinks after them! It simplifies bar orders and adds a lot of personality!

signature drinks

MY FAVORITE WAYS
TO USE A PET PORTRAIT

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Whether gifting treats to guests or friends at the dog park, your pet's portrait makes the most adorable labels!

treat labels

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I love collecting can coolers from weddings, parties, and travel! Sweet pet portraits make them AN absolutely charming must-have!

can coolers

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to use a pet portrait

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Including your pet in a family/wedding crest is a darling way to represent their importance in your life.

crests

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to use a pet portrait

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Your fur baby is always greeting guests at your home, so why not let them be a part of your welcome gifts, too?

welcome gifts

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Their friendly, furry face is the best welcome on signs and flags for all of your celebrations!

signs & flags

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to use a pet portrait

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Your hand-painted, digitized pet portrait can be applied to lots of sweet stationery - notepads, stickers, thank you notes & more!

stationery

MY FAVORITE ways
to use a pet portrait

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Pet portrait pillows are the perfect way to add personality to reception lounging and adorable touches throughout your home!

pillows

MY FAVORITE ways
to use a pet portrait

Happy Pet Parents

Learn what past clients (now friends!) have to say about their watercolor fur baby paintings.....

Dog portrait gifts for pet loving people.

"We couldn’t be happier with the painting of our goofy boy, Theo. Alicia was able to perfectly capture his sweet personality, bowl and all!"

@bulldog_dad

"Alicia's portrait of my pup, Hoover, was the star of the welcome table at our wedding reception. Since Hoover could not physically be at the party, Alicia painted a beautiful likeness of him sitting outside the venue, welcoming our guests inside. Alicia even incorporated the color palette for the wedding, and captured the little sparkle in Hoover's eye for a portrait that will be hanging in our home for years to come. Thank you for creating this memory of our sweet boy!"

@hooveonthemove

"Bingley looks absolutely precious! Alicia is so talented!"

@ckcbingley

"Every time we see this painting, we notice the incredible realism of her eyes. They are the same eyes we see every day in our favorite rescue dog!"

Tilly

"Alicia caught the spirit of our prize winning pig! This painting shows how she loves to strut her stuff around the ring."

PHYLLIS

"I really enjoy drinking my morning coffee and especially love seeing my sweet Terra's face on the mug! Thank you, Alicia, for capturing my beautiful little rescue in watercolor. I so love and appreciate your talent."

Terra

"I love how Milli's pet portrait really captures how she looks in real life.  The colors are so intricate and realistic, and you perfectly captured the sweet look of her cute little face. I will cherish it forever, and I'm excited to have it printed to give as gifts for a few of Milli's favorite humans. I know they're going to love it as well!"

MILLI

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LET'S CHAT

If you have questions about commissioning a watercolor crest, pet portrait, map, home/wedding venue, or cocktail sign, please grab a cup of tea, your favorite sweet treat, and schedule a time to chat, friend!

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