Custom pet portraits are the surprisingly affordable gift that keeps on giving
The best gift you could arguably give yourself? A custom portrait of your dog. In doing so, you’ll be joining the ranks of historic personages such as Marie Antionette and Queen Victoria, both of whom had portraits painted of their beloved pets.
Talented, contemporary pet portrait artists to consider:
Artist Erika Christensen creates gorgeous custom oil paintings of pets. Just look at this Pug’s face. Send her your favourite photo of your pup and she’ll create a masterpiece. (Portraits by commission, erikachristensenscully.com)
Fred Smith of Pet Art 4U creates beautiful watercolour pet portraits from your personal pet photos. Just send him a photo and he’ll do the rest. A percentage of proceeds goes towards Heart 2 Heart, a no kill animal rescue based in Arizona. (From $199, petart4u.com)
Portrait by Erika Christensen