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Pet Portraits

The Copper Mare Collection

Custom Pet Portraits From your Photos.22x24

capture those quite very day moments or those special award winning days....... 



Pricing: The prices for commissioned Pet Portraits are as follows:

Size H x W          1 subject                2 subjects
  5 x 7                   $100                       $175

  8 x 10                 $185                       $260

11 x 14                 $275                       $350     

16 x 20                 $385                       $460

20 x 24                 $535                       $610      


 Childrens Portraits    


Call 314-378-8062 or Email thecoppermare@sbcglobal.net to order your custom portriat from your favorite photo.

Created on acid free "Canson" pastel paper to assure the life of your artwork. Below are a few samples of pets, nature and children. Matting  and framing are available for an extra fee. 

Pet Portraits from your favorite photos.
I would love to  discuss your ideas and thoughts of size and pose. All of my pet portraits and my people portraits are painted using photographs provided by my clients for reference.  




Good photographs are essential to create a good portrait! Send me your best shots (several are recommended). I can print out clear emailed photo attachments  if the resolution is high enough 200dpi  ( at least 1 mg or more)   or use your original and mail them to me I will return when finished..

Candid shots often make very nice portraits of both people and pets!  I like to see a variety of photos, with at least one showing your subjects true hair and eye color and/or skin tone.  I work primarily from one main photo for the pose, choose one which best portrays the character and personality of your loved one. Photos taken outdoors or in daylight without flash are best. Flash tends to wash out color and diminish form. Also shooting down on a pet or child distorts the subject get eye level with the subject if possible  If you are in question of the quality of your photos, send them to me and I will let you know if I can work from them, however most good photos have potential!  All of your photos will be returned to you with the finished portrait. Created on acid free "Canson" pastel paper to assure the life of your artwork. Below are a few samples of pets, nature and children.

Prices start at $85.00 for an 5 x 7 unmatted, Matting is available for an extra fee.  

( Hands, three quarter or full length poses, clothing and/or backgrounds with involved detail will result in additional charges.)


A 33% deposit is required on all portraits before work can commence. I will be send an invoice for a credit card deposit via PayPal, or you will need to send a mailed check or money order. Once I receive your deposit, I will begin the painting. I will email to you a digital copy of the portrait in progress, to make sure you are please with the progress. I like to allow up to 4 to 8 weeks for completion (place Holiday orders 8 weeks in advance). When the portrait is done  I will email a digital photo for your approval and will make any necessary adjustments. Your satisfaction is guaranteed!

 Once you have approved the finished work, full payment is due prior to shipment by PayPal, personal check or money order. Personal checks must clear my account before I can ship your portrait. A 6% sales tax is charged where applicable and shipping costs are an additional charge. The portrait and your photos will be shipped UPS Ground and insured. I will email you a shipping confirmation number so that you can track your package.

Portraits are shipped flat, protected and enclosed between solid packing materials. Matting is available if you so choose at an additional cost.

Finished portrait

                                                   Client Photo16 x 20




These unique glass cutting boards are created from your custom portraits etched designs on clear glass. Each design is permanently fused to the glass allowing the beauty of your portrait to show through. Each is designed by the artist for you personally . Names, dates,  and championships all can be inculded in the design to make this a one of a kind gift for you, family or friends.When Purchase together with a custom portrait the price of this extra large cutting board can be added to your order for $50.00.( normal price of board with portrait is $65.00)

Sample gallery: Subjects, Horse Portraits, Cat Portraits, Family Portraits, Dog Portraits and more.