Go to Shop Portraits to find a list of my standard sizes and prices. If you would like a size not shown in my shop or would like multiple pets in one portrait, please contact me and I can put together a custom quote.
After placing your order, please choose a clear and detailed photo for me to work from. Dark, blurry or small pictures make it hard for me to do my job well and you won't be as satisfied with the outcome. Generally speaking, photos taken on the iPhone or other smartphones work perfectly.
Email a few photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. I'll shoot you an email back with some mock-up compositions to choose from. Once we figure out a composition, I will get started and email you an update when your portrait is about 75% painted in . At that time you will have the opportunity to request small changes and choose a background color. If you aren't sure what color you would like, no problem! I can photoshop some options in to help you decide.
When your painting is finished it will be packaged and shipped in a protective plastic sleeve, which I recommend leaving on until it's time to frame your piece. All works will be signed and dated on the back.
What type of payment methods do you accept? How soon after check out will you start on my custom portrait?
I accept all major credit cards and paypal. All orders are placed in my queue once payment is received. Most orders are completed in about three to four weeks, but if you need a portrait by a certain date please contact me and let me know- I try to be as accommodating as possible within reason. For orders near the holidays, please allow extra time.
Do you only paint plain colored backgrounds, or can you include detailed backgrounds in my portrait?
Most of my portraits have plain colored backgrounds but I can absolutely add in a detailed one if you would like.
I do charge extra for this service and the price for a detailed background will depend on the complexity of the picture. The best thing to do is send me an email for an accurate quote at email@example.com.
Can you paint multiple pets in a portrait? I want to put my (2,3,4,5 etc.) animals in one piece.
Absolutely! I do charge extra for each additional pet and the cost depends on the size of the portrait. Generally speaking, I cannot put multiple pets in a 5x7 or 6x6 portrait because of the lack of space for line work and I usually suggest doing at least an 8x10 sized piece. Please contact me for a quote and for sizing suggestions.
How will my package be shipped?
I ship via USPS Priority for all orders within the United States. This includes a tracking number and insurance and they generally arrive in 2-3 business days.All other orders are shipped using USPS First Class International. This service does not include tracking or insurance and delivery times may vary depending on your location. Packages usually arrive in about 7-10 business days.
Do you offer refunds or exchanges on custom portraits?
I do not offer refunds or exchanges on custom portraits. That being said, customer satisfaction is very important to me and I want to make sure we work together to create something you love! Before I begin painting I make sure to send over mock-ups of possible compositions to choose from and during the painting process you will also receive email updates on your portraits progression.
I retain all copyright and may use the artwork and the photos they're based on for any promotional or commercial purpose.
Your custom portrait is for personal use only and may not be used for any cause that generates a profit without express written consent. Please contact me for commercial project requests.
Wonderful experience. Manda was a great communicator throughout the process and made sure to complete the portraits in time for a birthday gift. Love the finished paintings, true representation of our sweet doggies, and the detail was amazing. Would definitely recommend!
Jennifer H. , AZ
Once again, Manda captures the spirit of one of my fur babies in a way I'm not sure many artists could. Excellent detail, unique style, and some spark of life in both pieces I've bought from her. Well worth the expense. Thanks again, Manda!
Blake W. , DC
My wife actually teared up when she saw the painting. It perfectly captures our dog's personality. Wonderful work and a great, collaborative process.
Andrew S. , NY
Manda has been amazing throughout the process. She included me in her creative process at points without compromising the integrity of her art and the results are everything I could have asked her and more. I guarantee this will not be the last time I commission a portrait from this amazing artist. I highly recommend working with her to anyone and everyone who asks. So happy!
Preston R. , IL
I could not have been more thrilled with Manda's work. Not only was she professional, flexible, and a pleasure to work with throughout the process, but her work is just outstanding. I will be recommending her to all of my friends and family members. These portraits are the kind of art that will be with us forever and I couldn't vision owning an animal without having one of these done again. Thanks so much Manda!
Stephen E. , NY