Pet portraits are one-of-a-kind, affordable gifts.


Pet portraits are a great gift for that person who has everything.

Harper and Sophie, painted by Ottawa pet portrait artist Louise Primeau
Harper and Sophie, ready for gift giving this Mother's Day, May 2021.

A wonderful surprise for the pet lover in your midst, a pet portrait is unique and sure to have an impact on the recipient. I have seen the reaction of my clients when they pick up their paintings…a few have cried, others are quite astonished at the brilliance of the colours, or the textures. Whenever I meet my lovely clients, I am prepared for any kind of reaction.

Although it is too late to commission a pet portrait for Mother’s Day, there are always occasions to give this one-of-a-kind gift. Think ahead to birthdays, special get-togethers, Thanksgiving, and even Christmas! My Christmas orders start to arrive mid to late summer.

Recently, a client picked up these two sweethearts for her mother.

Below, she describes Sophie and Harper.

Sophie, painted by Louise's ARTiculations
Mother's Day gift, Sophie, 2021.

Sophie, the Westie.

Sophie is a typical Westie. Bossy and stubborn, she will not let you rest until she's had her after-dinner treat. She is not a morning-dog, and has the funniest bed-head in the mornings. Sophie would prefer to sleep on the couch all day rather than go for a walk. However, she has her sweet side, and loves belly rubs.

Harper, painted by pet portrait artist, Louise's ARTiculations
Harper, Mother's Day gift 2021

Mini Dachshund Harper.

A mini long-haired Dachshund, Harper is almost 2 years old, and is constantly on the go.

She must chew something at all times, and will stay outside all day if you let her. Harper enjoys burying socks; when we don't let her bury them outside, she will be content with hiding them within a pile of blankets. But you mustn't watch her while she hides them - she knows if you're looking.  If you are sitting down, then she must be in your lap. The little princess prefers to be picked up and placed on the couch rather than use her ramp.

The client’s reaction:

"These are absolutely gorgeous, you've done an amazing job of capturing their likeness!"

If you would like a portrait of your pet or if you would like to commission me to paint a pet as a gift, contact me and have your name added to my waiting list.

Visit my Pet Portrait Page and read Testimonials and view my portfolio. My prices are posted at Pet Portrait Price List.

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