Custom Photo Painting


One outstanding way to celebrate a special occasion or milestone is to commission an artist photo painting.

Maybe it is a christening, quinceañera, bar mitzvah, sweet 16, or wedding engagement.  Don’t forget the wedding itself or the birth of your children. These moments in our lives are extra special and deserve special attention when documenting these events.

When we lose a family member, it is an important time to create a memorial. It helps to make their presence visible. You may want to hang a photo collage, create a box frame with their favorite poem or quote, favorite toy, baby outfit, or create a small garden in their memory.

One of the best ways to memorialize your family member is to hang a custom art portrait painting of them.

Profile Picture Painting

Profile portrait paintings are all the rage these days. Make sure to have an image that stands out from the pack.

During the age of social media, a profile picture is tremendously important. It brands your image.

However, the threat of stolen identity is real. With a profile digital painting, your portrait image can look a great deal like you without worrying about it being copied and used in a legal document. The photo is enhanced.

For example, this gentleman was obscured by shadow. After lightening the image and painting it, you can see his face and the name of his business and phone number. How great is that?


Photo Painting Fees

Prices are subject to change.

4″ x 4″ Digital Portrait Painting
digital file only

5″ x 7″ Digital Portrait Painting
digital file only

8″ x 10″ Digital Portrait Painting
digital file only

16″ x 20″ Digital Portrait Painting
digital file only

24″ x 36″ Digital Portrait Painting
digital file only

PhotoEnhancementPC2How is a digital file so much better than a single printed image?

  1. Well, if you order a 4″x”4″ image, it would look great as a profile picture, mug, or ornament.
  2. If you order an 8″x10″ image, it fits great on a t-shirt or a gift for a friend.
  3. Larger images would, of course, be great on a blanket or as wall art.

You can always still make prints up to the image size purchased. I just ask that you do not sell the image. It is for personal use only.JudithGardnerweb


Instead of traditional pet portraits, I create a unique, one-of-a-kind, abstract pet portrait design.

I use your photograph and digitally layer it with my own fine art abstracts. This process often provides a personalized, colorful and energetic piece of art. All pets are welcome, whether you own a cat, dog, horse, bird, fish, or variety of other pets. After I have completed the design, I will send you the electronic file to print at your local photo lab or print shop.

Dog Gallery

My Inspiration

My inspiration begins as an observation my surroundings. I never grow tired, focusing on line, shape, color, and light. I apply this commitment to fine detail to all aspects of my creative boudoir, whether it is fine art, graphic design, or photography. Creating art is a magnificent means of exploration. Although I love the countless art mediums and styles, I tend to gravitate toward mixed media abstract art. It allows me to have the greatest freedom of expression. Recently, I started painting abstract pet portraits to share my art. It allows me the freedom to be creative with my abstract art while maintaining my skills in illustration and design. The client receives both a work of art and a precious image of their pet to last a lifetime.

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What is the first step I take in creating custom digital pet portraits?

The basic art process I begin with is painting. I enjoy painting in all paint mediums but prefer the process of basic printmaking. I begin by placing acrylic paint on one surface and transferring the image to paper, thereby making a print of it. In the case of the featured images, I used a silicon baking mat as my original surface. However, any surface can be used, even another piece of paper.

What does a print look like?

When creating a custom digital pet portrait, I like, to begin with, my own artwork. After spreading paint on a surface, I pull a simple print on paper. If I am happy with the print, I allow it to dry overnight. If I am not happy with it at this point, I will layer paint prints to achieve the desired effect.

What happens after the client submits a pet photograph?

After the client submits a pet photograph, I scan my art prints that are suitable for a composite image. A composite image is the merging of two or more images. In my case, I do the merging digitally. I have had numerous college courses in the traditional fine art as well as graphic design software. Now, I get a chance to happily meld these two art mediums together. The result is a fantastic mixed media piece.

Where does the real magic begin?

After I have selected the images I am working with, the real magic begins. I use state of the art software programs to combine these images into one magical piece of digital art. I use layer masks, blending modes, color changes, filter plug-ins, dodge and burn tools, and so on to create the right balance of realism versus the abstract. I use my own artistic flair to achieve ultimate perfection.

Animal Gallery