A custom pet portrait is a thoughtful and unique gift for a friend, relative, colleague or co-worker. Most especially, it can be a gift for you!
We keep photographs to remind us of a moment and how we felt at that particular time. A painted portrait evokes more; it adds that characteristic touch of time spent creating the nuances of your pet such as that black patch of fur around their eye that no other pet has or that distinct expression that your pet has when he or she is overjoyed to see you. It is the process of creating the portrait through the medium that adds significance. I spend hours looking at every detail of a pet's photo, so much so that I feel that I know them by the time the painting is complete. If I am lucky enough to meet them in person the experience is amazing and inexplicable. A picture is worth a thousand words. A portrait is worth a thousand memories.
We wish our pets can live our lifetime. With the bond that is created it is very difficult to lose a loved one. Providing us with companionship, they give more than memories, they give us laughter and unconditional love. A portrait of your best friend and family member, though does not take the place in our hearts, is more than art. It is meant to serve as a remembrance and commemoration of them and all the wonderful loving memories you both created. As one of my clients said
It means a lot to us to have these
reminders around to show how much we are loved, and how much she is loved....
you've captured our laughing Janie perfectly!!"
A Wedding Gift
This custom portrait illustrates a story of two dogs analogous to their owners, a couple soon to wed and looking out into their promising future together.
As a surprise gift, there were limited photos available of what my client could provide. These labradors were drawn from several images of differing angles and limited lighting. This rendition, with limited resources shows that it can be done!
...This is so beautiful! And so incredibly thoughtful. I absolutely love it and it's so very special..."
~recipient of surprise gift received
OMG!!! You so captured our sweet Janie. It will be a remembrance of her to treasure forever. I'll never be able to thank you enough. Your packaging is so beautiful too.....
You are such a terrific artist!! My husband had such a big smile, when he said, "That's our Janie!" I could never thank you enough for taking the time to get her colors, her eyes and that wonderful "smile." Your packaging was so special too!
Big hugs, Joanna"
I cannot say enough good things about Berdine's work. I was looking to get ornaments made of two of my pugs in time for Christmas, and reached out to her in late November to see if that timeline was possible.
Her turnaround was incredibly quick, and her artwork looks EXACTLY like the reference photos I sent. She kept me involved and updated on her progress during the whole process.
When the package arrived this evening, I thought that it was almost a shame that these were for me and not a gift for someone because her packaging and presentation was so elegant. I am definitely going to be getting portraits done of our other pugs, and will be recommending Berdine to all of my pet owning friends. All in all, I am utterly thrilled with these!
El Cerrito, CA
Berdine created the most beautiful ornament. She also offered the best customer service I’ve every experienced. She had a super quick turnaround time and wrote the sweetest note with the gift.
Just brought our pups home tonight. Thought I would share the framed piece with you. Thanks again for sharing your talent! Dick is very happy."
I am surprising my husband with this beautiful drawing from Heavenly Pet Art for Christmas and could not be more excited with how it turned out!! Berdine is an amazing artist who worked very quickly to ensure I had this in time! Berdine responded to my pictures almost immediately with a sketch drawn and sent updates of her progress almost daily! Berdine captured the expressions of my dogs perfectly and their eyes are so beautiful I teared up when I saw this. I would recommend Berdine to ANYONE wanting a drawing of their pet she is truly a gifted artist and a very kind person!"
San Diego, CA
Berdine did such an amazing job with this! From the very first questions, to purchasing the gift for my sister and her husband, to receiving it. It was the quickest turn around for something so unique and personable. I could not be more happy about how this turned out! It is so perfect! My sister and her husband are going to love it!!
Thank you so much for this beautiful piece of art...I can hardly wait for my auntie & uncle Leroy to receive.
Janie's portrait arrived, and it's just gorgeous. I so appreciated all your personal touches - the packaging, your decorated envelope with your note, the certificate of authenticity, and on and on. Not only are you a wonderful artist, but you have a special talent for the finishing touches. I feel blessed that our paths crossed...."
I just love it! And I have had so many of Stink's followers message me how much they love it. You are very talented. Out of all the prints, drawings and paintings made of Stink this is by far the cutest one. It makes my heart happy to see it.
Owner of Stink, @adognamedstink on Instagram