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Are you looking for a one-of-a-kind gift for an animal lover? An original hand-painted acrylic on canvas pet painting is the perfect fit!

Recently I was approached by two separate clients to paint Pet Portraits as wedding gifts, which was such an honour of course, and it got me thinking of the wide variety of occasions that I have painted Pet Portraits for people over the years…

This is the gift wrap that ‘Puppy Stanley’ was given in for a wedding gift in 2010.

Here are some examples of occasions:

  • Birthday gift
  • Christmas gift
  • Anniversary gift
  • Housewarming gift
  • Wedding gift from fiancé
  • Wedding gift to friend
  • Mother’s day gift
  • Cheer up gift
  • Memento of aging pet
  • Memento of past pet
  • Décor for animal lover’s home
  • Display for fundraiser auctions
  • Fundraiser gift certificate redemption
  • Welcome gift for new animal addition to family
  • Gift for someone that can’t stand being away from their pets while they’re out of town

‘Kato’ was painted for a mother’s day gift in 2009.

‘Bird on Glass’ was painted for the winning bidder from 2009’s Chefs for Unicef fundraiser gala, which I had donated a Pet Portrait Gift Certificate.

‘Nero’ was brand new to his happy home during the Christmas 2010 season, and his mom couldn’t wait to get a portrait of him painted, so she gave it to her husband for xmas!

‘Charlie Pose’ was given as a birthday gift to Charlie’s mom in 2011, lucky lady 🙂

‘Atticus’ was painted as a gift from mother to son & daughter-in-law for their anniversary in 2012.

I’m always so flattered when people ask me to paint them such a special memento whether it’s for themselves or a gift for their loved one. Dog and cat lovers care a great deal for their furry little companions, and it always touches my heart when I get to see their faces light up when they open it for the first time or hear stories about when the gifts were given!

For more information on Pet Portraits, please visit my ‘Pet Portrait Portfolio Page‘, or feel free to email me directly from my ‘Contact Page‘ 🙂

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  • Robyn Millar June 10, 2013, 11:24 am

    New additions to the list in 2013 🙂 :
    – Easter gift
    – Father’s Day gift

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