Custom pet portrait – small canvas (10 x 10cm) in wooden box frame (19 x 19cm)



What is it?

This is a listing for one custom hand painted acrylic ink portrait of your furry animal companion that captures their personality in a contemporary way using bright, vibrant colours, in miniature.

What is it made of?

These are painted by hand using acrylic ink and paint on tiny canvasses measuring 10x10cm (approximately 4×4 inches) which are then framed in a small natural wooden box frame which measures 19 x 19 x 3.5cm (approximately 7.5 x 7. 5 x 1. 5 inches). Please note to avoid reflection the photos are taken without glass in the frame but it does come with glass. If you would like a bigger painting then please have a look at my other listings as I offer a variety of sizes of canvas.

What do I need from you?

For pet portraits, in order to create the absolute best likeness I will require good quality high resolution photographs. These work best in natural light – the eyes really are the windows to the soul and camera flash reflections are the enemy of the pet portrait artist so please don’t use a flash as it’s important that the detail of the eyes and fur is as clear and accurate as possible for me to do your pet justice.

Ideally take the photo at eye level with the animal looking directly to the camera or side on. Alternatively it’s possible to get a very sweet pose if your stand above and have them look up at you (adoringly!) Depending on the pose this can be painted either as a close up head shot or a full body pose but we can discuss exactly what your requirements are before I start. Ultimately, you know your pet best and will be able to determine which pose most represents their personality and I will then work to capture the essence of your animal with every vibrant brushstroke.

What will you receive?

You will receive one custom painting of the animal of your choice framed in a small wooden box frame. Where possible I will recycle my packaging so the painting will be wrapped carefully in acid-free tissue paper and then protected with recycled bubble wrap and cardboard.

Time frame

Please note custom artwork takes time. To avoid disappointment, please allow at least three weeks from the time you order (possibly more at busier times of the year) especially if it is intended as a gift.

What is if it’s for someone else?

If you want to get a portrait as a gift for someone else but don’t have any photos of their pet don’t worry, I can offer gift vouchers in any denomination which can be sent to you or directly to the person for whom the portrait is intended. Just get in touch and I can issue you with a gift voucher. The recipient can then contact me when they are ready to have the painting started.

Postage within the UK is free and will be by International Tracked elsewhere.

Thank you for looking in my shop and please do get in touch if you have any questions. If you like my art and would like to know when I create new pieces then why not follow me on Instagram (@Art.By.Nicola.McLean)

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Hi, I’m Nicola McLean, an artist from the north of Ireland, currently living in the far north of Scotland with three fancy rats, two west highland terriers and one husband.

I paint whatever inspires me – nine times out of ten that will be animals of all shapes and sizes but I also love landscapes both urban and natural, all of which I re-imagine using as colourful a palette as possible.