The Process

Since I want your painting to be as special as your vision, I prefer to discuss the details of the portraits personally, either through e-mail or by phone.

Pet Portraits

I work from photographs but I do not “copy” a photograph exactly, rather I use them as a tool to compose an original composition that reflects both your wishes and the character of your pet.  I can work from your photographs as long as there is at least 1 good quality close up of your pet’s face.

All Commissions

Affection, pastel, 8.5″x11.5″ ©Charlotte B. DeMolay

For any commission, including pet portraits, 50% of the price is due as a deposit before starting to ensure the sincerity of the request. I will discuss composition ideas with you and provide rough sketches to be sure we have the same vision. After completion, you will either be shown the original or e-mailed a digital photo for approval. Payment is due in full before delivery of the painting.

To commission your painting, please contact me at Please allow 4-6 weeks from the time I receive your deposit until completion.