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Customer image and completed portrait of Figaro the horse
Customer image and completed portrait of Percy the dog
Work in progress image of Percy the dog

A WIP, work in progress of 'Percy'.  Videos & images are usually posted on Facebook, unless this is a gift and privacy is needed.  Client provided image, editing to create more chest presence.  First WIP to confirm beginning of artwork.  

Customer image and completed portrait of Dukes the dog

I love to create pet portraits, or otherwise known as 'Petraits', offering you a beautiful detailed piece of fine art created to honor your beloved pet.  Every ounce of my experience as an artist is poured into your special one-of-a-kind 'Petrait'.  Dog, Cat, Horse, Guinea Pig even rabbit (oh my), everyone is welcome on my drawing table.  Visit the Gallery page here for examples of my color pencil work. 

Currently, I am offering colored pencil portraits.  Why colored pencil?, the finish is akin to fine painting, the color incredibly vibrant and the detail is spectacular.  These aren't your children's pencils, they are fine heavenly little slender sticks of pure beauty in the lushest finishes & textures. 

Materials Used

I work with Caran d'Ache Luminance & Pablo's, Polychromos & Derwent Drawing only.  These are the finest colored pencils you can buy and their finish is second to none.  Papers used are the incomparable Clairefontaine Pastelmat, Grafix Drafting Film & Sennelier 'La Carte Pastel.  My tools & mediums are the highest quality.  

Your Photos

​Images are important.  Detailed well lighted images are the most helpful.  For instance, if your dog has that adorable pose you love I need you to capture that image.  Your 'Petrait' will be created from your image, yes, I can draw but I can't create the special nuances or quirky goofies only you can capture.  Eyes, eyes are windows to the successful portrait, they absolutely need to be clear & full of light. Please take your images at your pet's eye level - this creates a much more natural point of viewing. 

WIP - Work In Progress Notifications

Once I commence work on your portrait I will offer regular emails showing you progress images. This will give you the opportunity to make suggestions or voice concerns, end of project surprises are not helpful for either of us, WIP's avoid pitfalls or mistakes. I will also post updates on my Cindy Galloway Artist Facebook Page unless you would like me to keep the piece private, especially for surprises & gifting purposes

Custom Framing

Let's discuss your framing needs.  Gorgeous double & triple mat, exquisite framing creates a most spectacular presentation. 

Commission Pricing

Once I have seen your photographs and we have discussed your portrait you are ready to place your order. To reserve a booking slot contact me to discuss your requirements, 50% of the balance is due just prior to beginning your portrait, with the remaining balance due on completion and full satisfaction of your finished portrait. Payments can be made securely online, I will invoice you to keep your records tidy. For more than 2 or more pets please contact me to furnish pricing & paper sizes. For full body animals please add 50% up charge to the portrait fee. 

Your quoted price is valid for 3 months. 


Prices are based on one head and shoulders, the sizes are based on paper size, your portrait will be a good size within the paper area. Postage is included for the US.  For areas outside of the United States a quote will be provided for shipping. 

Pets including horses without tack (Head & Neck)

  • 9 x 12" $450

  • 11 x 14" $650

  • 16 x 20" $850

Horses with tack - Bridles & Halters (Head & Neck)

  • 9 x 12" $550

  • 11 x 14" $750

  • 16 x 20" $950

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