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How Much Do Pet Portraits Cost?

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The price of pet portraits vary massively depending on who is painting your pet portrait, for example an up and coming pet artist will charge a lot more than those who aren’t. The cost of pet portraits also depends on the quality – the quality of canvas and oils used and the level of skill of the artist. I’ve seen pet portraits as low as $50 on Ebay or Chinese websites, the pet portraits in question look awful but then that’s to be expected. When it comes to oil portraits of pets or people, generally you get what you pay for.

Our company, Dog Artists, charge from £250 for a pet portrait due to the premium Winsor & Newton oils that we use, the top grade duck cotton canvas that we paint your pet portrait on and the expertise of the artist. Our quality is very high, we are by no means cheap but you do get what you pay for with us: – A lasting pet portrait that you will love and be proud to display in your home.

So if you’re wondering how much do pet portraits cost in general, you can pay anything from $5o on Ebay to $3000 for a named artist whose reputation is going from strength to strength. It all depends on what you’re looking for.

How much do pet portraits cost? Things to think about

1. Is cost more important than quality? If so there are bargains to be had but remember this is something that will be hanging on your wall that you will look at, even if it’s just in passing, every day so if your pet portrait is poorly or averagely painted this could begin to grate on your nerves in time.

2. Do you need to have a named artist? Your pet portrait will cost a lot more if its painted by an up and coming artist so keep that in mind.

3. There could be hidden costs, for example is shipping included, will you have to pay a customs charge if you are ordering a pet portrait from an artist not living in your country? Make sure you ask and find out before ordering so you know EXACTLY what you’re paying.

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About DogArtists

Dog Artists was founded in 2007 and is run by 8 pet artists specialising solely in dogs. Based in London UK, we deliver world-wide and paint beautiful dog portraits based on your photos.

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