Interested in a custom pet portrait? 

I celebrate pets of all shapes and sizes!  Not only do I paint cats & dogs - I love painting hamsters, monitor lizards, pot-bellied pigs, ponies, sugar gliders, beta fish, and green-cheeked parakeets!  There’s a lot of time, love, and energy that goes into creating each custom piece, so please read over the following information carefully.

 Mr. Pickles

Things To Consider

Each pet is unique and has their own personality.  I never just paint a husky - I paint your husky!  That's why the quality of the reference photos matter so much.  The higher quality the reference photo - the more detail that goes into your customized artwork.  I would love 2-4 well-lit, clear images per pet and a sentence or two about your pet's unique personality to complete each piece.  Don't stress too much about it - if you can't find any high res photos we can work together with what you have.

What Will I Receive?

The initial listing is for an original watercolor painting of one (1) pet only.  Please see the "Add a Pet" listing to add multiple pets to one painting.  I can include banners of your pet's name or simple backgrounds only.  For more detailed work including fully-rendered backgrounds or larger pieces - please message me directly.  I work on high-quality, 100% cotton, hot-press watercolor paper.  This paper is acid-free to ensure long-life, and is made in the U.S.A.  After I'm finished with your painting, I lovingly package it in a plastic sleeve & rigid board.  Each piece is sent in a water-resistant, rigid envelope via USPS using First Class shipping with tracking & insurance.  Please let me know if you are located overseas or would like to upgrade your shipping method, I am happy to accommodate (prices may vary).

How Do I Get You My Images?

Once you purchase a portrait, please follow these steps:
  1. Add item(s) to cart
  2. Compile a sentence or two about the unique personality of your pet.
  3. Gather 2-4 well-lit, clear reference photos so I can see what your pet looks like.  Make sure the photo(s) clearly show markings/features and are not blurry.
  4. Email the personality description & reference images to me directly at megankott(at)gmail(dot)com.
  5. Wait excitedly by your mailbox for the painting to arrive (not the whole month though - you might get cold!).
  6. Enjoy!

 When Will I Get My Painting?

I work on a first come, first serve basis.  My turn around time from payment (and receiving your images) to a finished piece, is usually one month.  Please order up to one month in advance of needing the portrait.  The list will get longer around the holidays - so please plan accordingly.  If there is a certain deadline and you need a rush order please let me know in advance of purchase.

Terms and Conditions

Each custom commission comes with free progress sketches to ensure satisfaction.  If your painting arrives damaged or bent by USPS, please contact me immediately.  Each painting is custom to you so all return requests will be politely declined.  All of your private information such as emails, names, etc - will be kept private.  I post the pieces as examples on my website and Instagram (I will tag your Instagram name if you have one).  I retain copyright and ownership over the rights to all artwork. If you want to reproduce the image (prints, t-shirts, buttons, etc) I require a licensing payment for the rights to reproduce, and will make you sign a legal contract. More information about that can be discussed via my direct contact page.  Sharing your custom painting on social media platforms is totally allowed and encouraged, just tag and credit the work to me please ^_^

Not Convinced Yet? Check out my REVIEWS page!

Need further assistance?  Contact me at MeganKott(at)gmail(dot)com.