Pet Portrait Painting by Melissa Smith

Regular price $160.00

Transform your pet’s photo into a cherished work of art! Hand painted with devotion & attention to detail, custom pet portraits from photos is a wonderful way to cherish our beloved pets & is a true memorial of the pets we once lost.

• Hand painted using professional acrylic paints on 7/8″ profile stretched canvas.
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It all started with a department store shopping trip in 2005 where Melissa laughed out loud after spotting a framed poster of “Major General Woof” by Massy and thought, “I could paint something like that of Dacs!”, her Chihuahua mix recently rescued at the pound. So she did! More requests came from friends and family. This is when she has found that being a pet portrait artist is her true life passion, especially capturing candid moments in time, in a cherished pet’s life.

“Our pets give us unconditional love and I am proud to have found a way to honor and commemorate them. The bond between pet and owner and the profound love people have for their pets truly inspires me, and there is nothing that gives me greater joy than my client’s reactions to their completed pet painting!”

Melissa is a self-taught artist and now pet painter, originally from the beautiful countryside of Upstate New York. Raised on magnificent farmland, surrounded by animals and nature, inspired her to become an adamant animal lover and influenced her creative passion. Besides painting and being obnoxiously a bit dog obsessed, she loves reading, gourmet vegan cooking, crafting, and home DIY. Melissa currently lives in Homer, NY with her husband, three daughters, and four rescue dogs.

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