Paint and Pins
Custom Pet Portraits by Tara
If you're looking for a portrait of your fluffy friend then you've come to the right place! Pet portraits make such special gifts and a great way to cherish them forever.
I hand paint custom pet portraits in watercolour. From dogs and cats... to rabbits, hamsters, birds, you name it! I can work with one or several images to create the perfect portrait from your photos.
For my rates and sizes, check out my online shop : -)
Or find out more below...
by Artist, Tara
Hello! I'm Tara, the artist behind Paint and Pins. Originally from the UK, I'm now based in beautiful Vancouver.
I love animals and I know how close of a companion they can be - just like another member of the family. That's why I love to create such personal paintings.
Ever since painting a portrait of my uncle's beloved dog 'Kaygee' for his birthday and seeing how much joy it gave him, I knew that painting pet portraits was what I wanted to do - to use my art and bring happiness into other people's lives is such a wonderful thing.
Take a look at my portfolio for examples of my artwork. I hope to chat to you soon : -)
WHAT PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?
I accept all major credit and debit card payments through my online shop. I also accept e-transfer or cash if you're local in Vancouver!
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
I charge based on size and number of pets. All of which include free delivery! Please check out my online shop for the breakdown of costs.
CAN YOU DO TWO ANIMALS IN ONE PAINTING?
Yes! I not only paint cats and dogs, but other animals too. Just get in touch to discuss your composition!
WHAT SIZE ARE THE PAINTINGS?
I hand paint all my watercolours on 140lb coldpress paper:
Standard size 8 x 10" inches
Small size 5 x 7" inches
Miniature 3.5 x 5" inches
Get in touch to discuss custom sizes!
HOW LONG UNTIL IT'S READY?
From when I receive your pet photo via email along with the payment, it normally takes up to 2-4 weeks for completion. If you need your painting any sooner, just discuss with me in an email. Once you approve my final work, I'll post it out for delivery.
DOES IT COME FRAMED?
No, but I sell neutral wooden wall frames separately that I can supply with your portrait. Just add it to your basket in my online shop for an extra $25!
I post all my portraits with a pre-cut white mat / mount window.
standard size 11 x 14" inches
small size 8 x 10" inches
Miniature size 5 x 7" inches
HOW MUCH IS SHIPPING? WHERE DO YOU SHIP TO?
I offer FREE delivery worldwide!
HOW DO I PLACE AN ORDER?
Simply place an order through my online shop and I'll be in touch to discuss your order. Alternatively, just send an email to me at
Feedback & Reviews
It's the most beautiful painting I've ever seen. It means so much to me. You did an absolutely amazing job capturing her. She was truly my best friend and I'm so happy to have this to display in my home.
My parents absolutely love their portrait! Thank you so much for doing what you do.
Thanks again Tara! It's such a beautiful painting and my girlfriend was absolutely touched.