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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,

backed with mat board with a custom framing label.

what's not included?

 

Framing and delivery/shipping are not included. However, you are welcome to pick up your artwork at Nancy’s home studio in central Edmonton. If shipping is needed, it will be an extra fee.

options and payment

One Pet on 8 x 8" = $100

Two Pets on 12 x 12" = $160

Three Pets on 12 x 16" = $220

Four Pets on 12 x 16" =  $270

Five Pets on 12 x 16" or 16 x 16" = $300

A $50 deposit is required at the time of signing a contract. 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 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 nancynickolsondraws@gmail.com. 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.

timeline

 

Plan for at least 2 weeks for the artwork to be complete. If you have a tight deadline, reach out and I'll let you know what's possible. The expected date of completion will be confirmed upon booking. Please note that bookings are now full for 2021.

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. I will mail your gift certificate to you or to your recipient, or I can send you a digital version to print yourself. Then, 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 start painting. 

Please note: All artwork created by Nancy Nickolson is protected under copyright. Do not resell, reproduce, or alter the artwork. However, sharing attributed photos on social media and the like is encouraged.​ If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.