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LOVE YOUR PET FOREVER…

with custom pet portraits inspired by your photos…

Welcome to PetArtWorks! Here you can upload photos of your pet and I'll use them as inspiration to paint a beautiful portrait. The final portrait will be delivered to your door on stretched canvas, ready to hang.

As a designer, illustrator and artist for over thirty-five years, I created artwork for all kinds of corporate clients. But a few years ago I discovered that what I really wanted to do, what gave me the most pleasure and joy, was painting pet portraits (mostly dogs - what can I say? I’m a dog guy).

I started PetArtWorks.com to provide beautiful artwork to pet lovers across these United States. I do all the art myself in my small home studio here in Washington state, just a few miles west of Idaho. I love what I'm doing, and that love shines through in my art.

NO-RISK

Each portrait is made by hand, printed on canvas
and delivered to your door ready-to-hang.

Sizes/Prices


dog portrait of Rocco

I had a pic of my Boston Terrier, Rocco, captured by PetArtWorks. It was fabulous and will be treasured forever.”

-Kitty in Spokane

REASONABLE PRICES

ALL INCLUSIVE - EVERY PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING TO U.S. ADDRESSES.


Steve paintingAll PetArtWorks portraits are inspired (not copied, not digitally filtered) from your photos. I paint them digitally, combining traditional techniques with modern tools. In doing so, I rely on my background in oil painting to impart a traditional look and feel to your pet art.

And I do this at a fraction of the cost of an oil painting.

My artwork is expressive, engaging, and will look amazing on your wall.

A custom pet portrait on canvas is a perfect way to:

  • celebrate your best friend
  • offer a gift to a pet lover
  • memorialize a passed pet.

VIDEO: WATCH ME PAINT A PORTRAIT!

Here is a screen-capture video of me painting our Bernese Mountain Dog, Beorn. It's a full-screen video and you can actually see the photo I'm using as a reference. The time is compressed to a couple minutes, so don't blink! You might miss something!

dog portrait of Rocco

“Steve, You captured all 3 of them. I’m basically in tears. Thanks for the gorgeous work.”

-Jim in Wisconsin

SAMPLES

VIEW A SELECTION OF MY PET PORTRAITS

"Thank you for perfectly capturing our big, lovable ball of fur. We will proudly display it in our home forever."

– Jim in New Jersey

dog portrait of Rocco

The Story Behind PetArtWorks

Larry was a great dog. A mutt, he came into our home shortly after my wife and I got married, and about the time I started my own design / illustration studio working out of our home. From a pup he grew to nearly one hundred pounds. We loved that big furry guy. Perhaps too much, as our daughter would often complain that Larry got more attention than she. We’d laugh, then tell her to get off the couch so Larry could lay down.

Larry the best dog ever

There were so many good times with Larry, it’s hard to keep them straight.

But he was always with us, and always gentle with everyone. Kids walking to school would stop by and pet him. They all knew his name. He was the neighborhood dog.

We eventually moved out into the country, and at thirteen years, Larry was clearly slowing down.

One morning he couldn’t get up. He’d had a stroke.

We took him to the vet, but there was not much to be done, so we made the heartbreaking decision to say goodbye.

I held his head and talked soothingly to him as the vet readied the needle, and I saw the life drain from his eyes as he stared back at me like he always did, with love and devotion.

We cried that day, and for many days after as well.

I eventually realized that I had almost nothing to remember Larry by; just a few photos.

I resolved then and there to never let the memory of my pets fade away, and in my spare time I started painting portraits.

Eventually, family and friends asked me to paint their pets as well.

Before I knew it, I had discovered a new passion: creating amazing pet portraits.

When I’m not in the studio, I love spending time with my two huge pals, Boris and Beorn.

Steve and his pack

I know they will eventually be gone, but in seeing their portraits on my wall everyday, I’ll keep my memories fresh, and love them forever.

I started PetArtWorks.com early in 2018 because I wanted to share another way of cherishing and loving our pets - when they are with us and especially when they are gone.

I want to create portraits you will love and treasure; portraits that capture the essence of your pet…

…portraits that will help you love your pet forever.

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THE STORY BEHIND PETARTWORKS

Larry was a great dog. A mutt, he came into our home shortly after my wife and I got married, and about the time I started my own design / illustration studio working out of our home. From a pup he grew to nearly one hundred pounds. We loved that big furry guy. Perhaps too much, as our daughter would often complain that Larry got more attention than she. We’d laugh, then tell her to get off the couch so Larry could lay down.

Larry the best dog ever

There were so many good times with Larry, it’s hard to keep them straight.

But he was always with us, and always gentle with everyone. Kids walking to school would stop by and pet him. They all knew his name. He was the neighborhood dog.

We eventually moved out into the country, and at thirteen years, Larry was clearly slowing down.

One morning he couldn’t get up. He’d had a stroke.

We took him to the vet, but there was not much to be done, so we made the heartbreaking decision to say goodbye.

I held his head and talked soothingly to him as the vet readied the needle, and I saw the life drain from his eyes as he stared back at me like he always did, with love and devotion.

We cried that day, and for many days after as well.

I eventually realized that I had almost nothing to remember Larry by; just a few photos.

I resolved then and there to never let the memory of my pets fade away, and in my spare time I started painting portraits.

Eventually, family and friends asked me to paint their pets as well.

Before I knew it, I had discovered a new passion: creating amazing pet portraits.

When I’m not in the studio, I love spending time with my two huge pals, Boris and Beorn.

Steve and his pack

I know they will eventually be gone, but in seeing their portraits on my wall everyday, I’ll keep my memories fresh, and love them forever.

I started PetArtWorks.com early in 2018 because I wanted to share another way of cherishing and loving our pets - when they are with us and especially when they are gone.

I want to create portraits you will love and treasure; portraits that capture the essence of your pet…

…portraits that will help you love your pet forever.

STEVE

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