Custom Pet Portraits

Tara creates custom oil paintings on stretched canvas, designed from a photo of your beloved pet. These unique, contemporary original paintings capture the heart and soul of your pet. They make a precious keepsakes and gifts. 


  • $50 for 8"x 8"

  • $85 for 8"x 10"

  • $175 for 16" x 20"

  • $250 for 18"x 24"

  •  (Additional sizes and pricing available upon request)

  • Pick up at Sewickley studio location by appointment 

  • Please allow 6-8 weeks for completion 


“Over the past few years, I have commissioned Tara to do 4 dog portraits, 3 were gifts and 1 was for me. Tara manages to capture their personalities in such a unique and beautiful way, it brings tears to your eyes.”

-Peggy Murphy, artist, Canada


"Tara, thank you so much for the amazing (and quick) job you did painting our family dogs. You did such a beautiful job and we couldn't get over how you not only captured Maggie and Cooper's appearances, but their personalities as well. You are a master!" -Vanessa Butler, graphic designer, OH


"When we look at the portraits they bring a warm smile to our faces as we remember Snowy and Dewey. Tara really captured the spirit of them in her art work."-Brian Sommers, Pittsburgh, PA


“I do not know how to thank you for such a precious gift… of the portrait painting of our Sweet Pea. I will treasure this more than you know. Those gifts that are from the soul and heart of an artist are so special. You caught Sweet Pea’s soul. I see it in the eyes. What a talent you have to be able to achieve this…”

-Nanette Mancuso, musician/educator, Pittsburgh, PA

"When my dog Sophia moved on from this world, she took a huge part of soul with her and left me broken-hearted. Tara painted a portrait that was able to capture not only Sophia's loyal and loving gaze but also her unique and remarkable spirit. I attribute this to Tara's deep love of animals and her ability to immediately connect with her clients. It's as though she channeled all of the love Sophia and I had for each other, using her brush as the tool to make it flow from within and onto the canvas. Each morning I'm now greeted by a beautiful painting with familiar eyes looking back at me that say..."I'll always be here protect you and love you." -Angela Abadilla, Arts Educator, Pittsburgh PA

"Tara's paintings of two of my cat companions are so special. I love the whimsical nature of the art and having something so personalized. My kitty Patches passed away since the painting was done, so now it takes on a new level of meaningfulness." -Heather Costello, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh PA

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