Artwork by Elena Martino

Turning moments into art

This custom made portrait makes a unique gift to surprise your loved one. It is a great gift for birthdays or any occasion. Each portrait is carefully and lovingly hand drawn and painted using your photograph as a reference. To get this started I will need a high quality, clear photo, the more details I can see, the better the final result. Good focus and high pixel quality helps. I can help in selecting the best image if you send me several photos. The actual time it takes will depend upon how many orders I have at the time. I will email a photo of the finished portrait to you for approval before shipping. Your satisfaction is very important to me. Full payment is due before I mail your portrait out. I prefer PayPal, as it is the easiest and quickest method of payment.

Prices for pet portraits.

For graphite pencil: 8x10 $120

                                    9x12 $140

                                    11x14 $160

For colored pencil:   8x8 $120

                                    8x10 $150

                                    9x12 $170

                                    11x14 $195

This is just for one object with plain background. Any additional object is extra. All pencil drawings will be sealed with fixative spray to prevent smudges. I use only professional grade materials and high quality acid free paper.

For acrylics:              11x14 $350+

                                    12x16 $400+

                                    16x20 $450+

This is just for one object. any additional object in the portrait is extra. Solid or mottled background is free, detailed background is extra. I use professional grade acrylics and I varnish it after it is done to preserve painting. I am now requiring a 50% non-refundable deposit before I start any work on portraits.

Your artwork will be packaged with the utmost care and protection. I will ship it to you via priority shipping with tracking number and insurance. Cost of shipping is extra.