Pet Portraits

A pet portrait is a wonderful way to honor your furry family members. Capture your pet’s unique personality in an original acrylic painting or pastel drawing by Abi Cushman. Learn more about commissioning a pet portrait >


Animal / Pet Portrait Paintings

 Animal / Pet Portrait Pastel Drawings

Commission a Pet Portrait

Provide Quality Photos. Abi creates all pet portrait paintings and pastel drawings from photos. Try to take photos of your pet in natural light using the highest resolution setting on your camera.

Choose a Medium. You can choose from two different mediums: acrylic on canvas or pastel on paper. Acrylic paint is a durable, water-based medium that produces a similar effect to oils. Pastels allow for the layering and soft blending of colors. Pastel drawings must be framed behind glass as soon as you receive them.

Choose a Size. Smaller sizes are great for head studies or for smaller pets sitting down. Larger sizes are good for full body studies or for including more than one pet.

Track Your Pet Portrait in Progress. After you approve the initial mockup, you can expect your pet portrait to be completed within 4 to 12 weeks. Shorter deadlines may be possible for special occasions. Abi will email you regular updates of the portrait in progress.

Price List

Size Pastel on Paper Acrylic on Canvas
8×10 $425 $495
9×12 $450 $525
11×14 $495 $575
14×18 $795
16×20 $950
18×24 $1075

* All prices reflect a base price, which includes one pet and a simple tonal background. More detailed background scenery or multiple subjects may incur additional charges. Shipping charges and framing are not included.

A Few Notes from Past Customers

“I am thrilled! It could not be any more perfect. Thank you for being so kind, and giving me the opportunity to see the picture step by step. Cody’s picture looks incredible and I am so excited to be able to hang it up in my home, and show it off to my friends and family. You are an amazing artist. You will never know how much this painting truly means to me.”
Carry T., Portrait of Cody, Rottweiler/Gordon Setter

“Sebastian’s portrait is a treasure. Abi captured his soul, his eyes, the scar on his face; it is just as if our precious boy is forever in the room.”
Adrian L., Portrait of Sebastian, Golden Retriever

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Contact Abi to Commission Your Pet Portrait