HAND-DRAWN PET PORTRAITS BY COMMISSION
Welcome to my website! My name is Annie and I am a professional pet portrait artist creating traditionally hand-drawn pet portraits for clients all across the globe. It is a great privilege and I appreciate my clients (and their wonderful pets!) for letting me into their world and having me create portraits they can treasure. I pour my whole self into creating works that are visually beautiful, that will be displayed with pride and given pride of place in homes across the world. My pet portraits are traditionally hand-drawn, tailor-made works which carry great personal significance. I work in graphite pencil, directly from the photo reference my clients supply me with.
I have deep appreciation for the role our pets play in our lives; the unspeakable joy when they first arrive, the meaningful companionship and love along the journey, and the unbearable sense of loss when the day comes when they have to go wait for us elsewhere. I understand the need to have something tangible to express the happiness they bring into our lives.
I believe the connections we form with them (and each other) are precious and rare and should be nurtured and celebrated. I am so grateful that my work brings more meaningful connections into my life through my wonderful clients who share my heart, and that I am in turn able to serve them by helping them foster theirs.
Feedback from my clients makes my heart overflow, whether they express the joy their portraits bring them, or say that it has helped them heal and achieve a sense of closure. You can read some client testimonials at the bottom of the page! Most of my portraits are given as gifts, which is very exciting! I love hearing the feedback from both my client and the recipient!
COMMISSIONING A PET PORTRAIT
I hold very high standards and aim to deliver high quality work and professional service to my adored clients, who, along with their furry companions, are the heart of my business and the reason I do what I do. I work closely with clients, and focus my full attention on each commission separately. Each pet and portrait is an experience for me as well, so working on one commission at a time is an important part of how I work. It's also important to me to start the process by getting to know you and your pets a bit before getting to the details.
Sorting out the details of the commission is an exciting and playful part of the process and involves choosing the size and the photo reference. View my commissioning process page for the steps to commission a portrait.
Click here to view the portrait prices. I also have a dedicated FAQ page for some quick answers to commonly asked questions, but do not hesitate to get in touch. I would love to answer any questions you have personally and to hear your ideas!
VISIT THE PET PORTRAIT GALLERY!
Visit the Gallery to view the different kinds of pet portraits that I offer. My portraits are unique and tailor-made for clients according to their vision.
Welcome to my about me page! I am a professional Pet Portrait Artist and my name is Annie Stander. On this page I’ve put together some photos of me and where I live, so that you can feel like you know me a bit better! Below is... read more
Hi Annie, I received Raven's portrait today; it is really, really beautiful, brought tears to my eyes. Thank you so much for helping to capture her strength & beauty. - Olivia, Ireland