Custom Pet Portraits

Send me photographs of your favorite pet and I will paint a wonderful Pastel Portrait that you will always treasure.
You are guaranteed to love it!

I have been asked why I paint custom pet portraits. It's the power of love we have for our pets that drives my desire to bring that life and emotion to the art work. 

It's this special bond you have with your pet that I want you to be able to feel and experience when viewing the completed custom pet portrait. That connection is the passion behind my artwork which brings your pet portrait to life.

Please enjoy viewing the examples of other custom pet portraits in the pet galleries. This will give you a good idea of my style of painting and what your custom pet portrait will look like.


   Creating The Portrait

I paint with soft pastels on textured Seinelle LeCarte pastel paper, that holds the medium well. I do not use fixatives as it darkens the colors and I feel it changes the inherent quality of the pastel.  

I work from photos that you send to me. It is best to provide me  with a clear shot from the angle that you want of your pet. The pet should fill the photo. The larger the photo the better.

Also close ups of your pet's head and face are essential.  Please take the time to select the best quality pictures.  The more photos, the better my understanding of your pet's nature, coloring and qualities will be.

Start your portrait!


Dave B's dog Sadie 
Custom Pet Portrait of Sadie 

"Sherry, I absolutely love the Pastel you created of "Sadie and will treasure it. Thanks so very much!"


 custom pet portrait

  Custom Pet Portrait of Crystal

  "Dear Sherry, Now that I have dried my eyes, I just want to say THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH! She's absolutely perfect! Your talent simply amazes us!" 
Fondly, Ron & Bobbie 

Custom Pet Portraits make great gifts!