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Celebrate your furry, feathery, or scaly friends! Pet portraits are a great way to celebrate a special critter in your life or to remember a long-lost friend.
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what's included?

Your pet portrait will be an original, hand-painted,

gouache painting on 100% cotton watercolour paper,

supported by archival mat board with a custom art label. 

To ensure your artwork arrives safe and sound, free tracked and

insured shipping within Canada is included. If you would prefer local pick up in central Edmonton, you will receive a $20 discount on your order. 


Framing is not included.

options and payment

One Pet on 8 x 8" = $140 ($120 with local pick up)

Two Pets on 12 x 12" = $200 ($180 with local pick up)

Three Pets on 12 x 16" = $260 ($240 with local pick up)

Four Pets on 12 x 16" or 16 x 16" =  $300 ($280 with local pick up)

Five Pets on 12 x 16" or 16 x 16" = $330 ($310 with local pick up)

A 50% deposit is required to confirm the commission. The remaining amount is due once the artwork is complete. You may pay with cash or e-transfer.

If you are looking for a custom size, or if you would like your pet portrait to include more than just the pet (like maybe the chair where their favourite sleeping spot is), let me know and we can discuss the possibilities!

background colour options

Now offering background colours for your pet portrait. Options include (but not limited to) cheery colours like pale pink, creamy yellow, pastel peach, misty blue, and pale lime! And, if you are a purist, classic white is still an option.


reference photos


Please send photos to I need at least one photo with good lighting that captures the whole body (ideally at the animal's eye level). Additional photos are helpful to show details like the colour of the eyes, collar, favourite toy, treats, etc. To ensure I create the painting of your dreams, please tell me about all the details you want in the artwork prior to signing the contract.



As an artist who has multiple jobs and projects on the go, my workload changes throughout the year. When you reach out, please share your preferred timeline. If you have an important project, please reach out as soon as you can. This ensures I can make room in my schedule for your project.


If you do have a tight deadline, reach out and I'll let you know what's possible. The expected date of completion will be confirmed when booking.

gift certificates

Give the gift of a pet portrait commission! This is a great option if your timeline is tight or if you can't track down photos without the gift recipient.

How it works: You purchase a gift certificate by prepaying for the full amount of the commission through e-transfer. Once received, I will e-mail your gift certificate. You can either send the certificate to your loved one as a digital version or you can print it. Then, in the new year, your gift recipient can contact me at any time when they are ready to have their artwork started. They will send me their photos and I will create the artwork!

Please note: All artwork created by Nancy Nickolson is protected under copyright. Do not resell, reproduce, or alter the artwork. If you hope to use the artwork for wedding invites, cards, etc. please let me know and we can discuss the options. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

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