Mainly known for her animal portraits - in particular her dog portraits, Kate also accepts portrait commissions of people too. She is widely known for her ability to capture the personality and essence of her subject matter in her signature vibrant colours. Her work is found in the homes of clients in Canada, United States, and Europe.
Due to the length of time these paintings take, only a limited number of commissions can be taken each year. Good photos are vital, please make sure you can provide excellent photos if you are interested in commissioning a portrait. The clearer the photographs are of the painting's subject, the better the painting will be.
All commissions are guaranteed therefore if Kate feels that she can not see enough in the photographs to paint a painting you will love, she will not take on the commission. Photos must be approved by Kate before a portrait commission is accepted.
Pricing: The most popular sizes of paintings are listed below and the portraits are painted on 1.5” deep gallery canvases Larger sizes are available. Please contact Kate for pricing of larger canvases
12" x 12" - $350 14" x 14" - $400 16" x 16" - $500 16" x 20" - $555 16" x 24" - $665 20" x 20" - $695 20" x 24" - $775 24" x 24" - $825 24" x 30" - $900
HST and shipping additional if applicable. Kate's commissions are done in acrylic paint.
Process: Contact Kate at email@example.com You can send some photos and let her know what size of canvas you are thinking of. She will review your photos and let you know her availability schedule.
Kate will let you know if the photos will work or if you need different ones. As Kate guarantees her commissions, she will not accept a commission unless she believes she can paint you a beautiful piece.
Once the photos are approved, Kate will send an invoice for a 50% deposit on your painting. When the painting is complete, she will contact you again. The balance is due before the painting is shipped to you.
When the balance arrives, your painting will be shipped to you. All painting commissions are guaranteed. If you are not happy with your painting, return it to Kate for a full refund.
Gift Certificates If you would like to purchase a painting for someone but do not have photos of their dog, a Gift Certificate is the perfect answer. If for any reason the recipient of the Gift Certificate does not organize a portrait with Kate, or have good photos that will work for a painting, your gift certificate is fully refunded to you - the purchaser. Contact Kate to discuss the purchase of a Gift Certificate at firstname.lastname@example.org.