Barbara A. Lewis - Artist/Naturalist

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Although I specialize in wildlife subjects, I also enjoy doing commissioned pet portraits.
I love capturing the expressions of beloved pets and through the years I have been commissioned to create portraits of everything from guinea pigs to show horses!

Since I work in several different media, the first step would be to send me an email inquiry and we will discuss your portrait needs and prices. Prices vary according to medium and size and whether a single subject or multiple subjects. A 50 percent down payment is required before work has begun, remainder due upon completion.

If possible, I like to work from my own photographs, but if not, I need good quality photos that show your pet?s markings and personality. If you send original photos, they will be carefully handled in my studio and returned with the finished portrait. If you wish to send your photos digitally, they need to be a high res image - at least 300 dpi in order to enlarge them as a reference for your portrait.

Extra photos are welcome as these can serve as a reference for coloring, close-up details, and personality. Subjects, features, or backgrounds can be combined from separate photographs, and elements such as collars and leashes can easily be omitted. Items such as a favorite toy or blanket can be added to the portrait as well.

Please note: if your photos were taken professionally, you will need to ask the photographer for copyright permission. 

If you are interested in commissioning an original portrait please do not hesitate to contact me. I will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you for visiting Wildhawk Studio!