Commission Portrait


Copyright by Mary Hughes

This offering is for an original oil painted portrait of any animal or bird. 
 With some good information from you (photos etc.) we can quickly collaborate to create a beautiful original portrait. I do many close up portraits but I also paint full body portraits too. Any creature welcome! This is a custom order so please e-mail me and we will discuss details.

  Stretched canvas done in oil. Edges are painted for frameless display.

 Allow average of 2 weeks to complete and dry. I work in layers and sometimes it takes several sessions of detailed painting to get the finished painting I am satisfied with. Drying time varies due to humidity levels and the number of orders ahead of you can influence the finished date.

  Sample Sizes and Prices for Canvas Portraits  
8" x 8"  This mini size is good for animal faces.  Dogs, cats, birds, lizards, you name it.
10" x 10"   $85.00
 12" x 12"  
  14" x 18" This size is good starting size for full body portraits.     $175.00
 Many additional sizes available.  Contact me for details.   
 Add 50% for each additional animal added to painting.
  Memorial Portraits on Wood.  
9" x 12".  This can be painted up and down or longwise. Pets' face with name and date if desired. These can be used to commemorate any special event in your pets life.  
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Contact me with your location for shipping rates.

The first thing to do after you decide you're interested is to e-mail me with photos of the pet you'd like to be painted. A digital photo works well. The larger, clearer and closer the better. You can opt to e-mail them one at a time if they're very large. No such thing as too many photos either. I very often take information off several different pictures as I paint. If you don't have access to digital photos then you can mail me photos and I'll provide you my mailing address.

 Payment is 1/2 down and 1/2 upon completion of the painting for any order over $55.00.  Payment for orders of $55.00 are due at time of order.  

 I will invoice you for the deposit after we look at your photos and discuss details, then when the painting is complete I'll send you an e-mail image of the finished painting to see if there is anything needing tweaking at which time the second half will be due.  

Contact me for more information. 



A small sampling of past paintings

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It arrived and is wonderful!! Thanks so much!! I am designer- graduate of **** and I am highly impressed with the painting and couldn't be more pleased!!!!! E.A. brother and his wife LOVED the painting...    I thought he was going to cry,..  He was very very pleased and surprised to say the least.  Thanks again!! S.D.