“Every time I stop to look at Robin’s portrait of Maple, my daughter’s Goldendoodle – and that’s often – I see something new. The spirited color palette and the many details – some subtle, others more prominent – give the work a spontaneity that bursts off the substrate. The iconography of my family’s shared life together – plumb blossoms, shadows of Dewi Ratih, honeybees – make the piece timeless. There are precious few things that bring equal pleasure to a precocious ten-year-old girl and her much older father. Robin has used her prodigious talent to gift us just that – a priceless piece of pure joy, mined from the vein of unabashed mirth that must surely occupy a large piece of real estate inside her own heart and head.” – Stretch Ledford, Illinois
I have been painting custom, privately commissioned portraits of dogs for people all over the world for many, many years under the name “RobiniArt”. I paint your dog from photos that you send to me via firstname.lastname@example.org. Easy! Best photos are bright, focused and in natural light, with your pup facing the camera and not being held.
I will paint your dog realistically, in the Dia de los Muertos (sugar skull) style or in a combo of those two styles. It’s your choice! However I paint, know that your portrait will be bright, bold, contemporary, and a major conversation piece. The photos featured in this listing are of a more realistic style, with elements added at my collector’s request. Click here to learn more about this particular painting and how I used the collector’s input. Visit my pet portrait Instagram page to see a few thousand photos of how I can portray your furry buddy in paint.
Prices listed are for single pet (one-pet) portraits only. There are additional charges to paint two or more pets, that we can discuss over the phone or via email.
Your painting will not need a frame. It will arrive ready to hang with wire in the back and sides finished in black, white or natural wood. This gives your painting a high-end gallery look and is wonderful if you lead a busy life and don’t have time for a frame shop.
I will pack your painting professionally and ship it to you safely, and it will be insured to its full value.
*** SHIPPING/COMPLETION TIME VARIES, DEPENDING ON THE LENGTH OF MY WAITLIST ***
I sometimes have to put your portrait on a waitlist after your purchase if I get several commissions at once, because I can’t paint them all at once (a good problem to have)! Therefore, shipping can vary from a short time to a longer time. Patience is a virtue when commissioning fine art from a successful, professional artist! If you have questions about this, just ask. I can sometimes accommodate customer schedules if they are having an art gifting emergency.
IMPORTANT: If you’re hoping to send one of my portraits as a holiday gift, please pretty please let me know as soon as possible and order by early summer if possible. I’m not a machine! I get pretty swamped with holiday commissions and can only paint so fast . . . . but I do have gift certificates! Having said, that, it never hurts to ask in November or early December. If I’m caught up on my commission roster, I could possibly have your portrait done for you in time. ALWAYS ASK!
Contact me with any questions about ordering a portrait of your pet or for someone else, as a gift. These portraits make wonderful gifts for dog moms and dog dads, pet loss gifts and tributes to pets who have crossed over the rainbow bridge. I’ll be more than happy to chat with you about pricing, sizing, style and other variables.
IMPORTANT: There are absolutely NO RETURNS on custom orders or gift certificates, whether I’ve physically started your painting or not. I spend a lot of time with clients in the pre-painting phase with emails, phone calls, photo discussions, composition design, color conversations, graphic design for ideas, etc. That time is valuable to me, and I need to be paid for it. Besides, while we’re being honest, if you change your mind and want a refund after ordering, there is a 100% chance that I will have paid bills or done something wonderful and amazing for myself with your moolah and not be able to give it back to you anyway! Just sayin’ . . .
Thanks for taking the time to read this long description. If you’ve made it this far, you’re probably serious about commissioning me to paint your sweet fur baby. Do a little more research at the following links, and stay safe and healthy out there, wherever you are!
Please note that there are no refunds, exchanges or returns on custom portraits whether Robin Arthur (RobiniArt) has physically started painting your portrait or not. Robin Arthur reserves the right to reuse images of her original artwork and to create derivative works of art therefrom. By commissioning artwork from RobiniArt, customer expressly grants Robin Arthur d/b/a RobiniArt, a worldwide, non-exclusive license to use, publish, reproduce, and sell, any works based on images provided by customer, and agrees that consideration for such license has been received by customer in the form of a discount applied to the price paid by customer for their commissioned artwork.