Where to Begin

Start by sending me a message via email or text telling about how wonderful your pet is and why you love them. Alternatively, you can give me an old fashioned telephone call. 

email – opastroart@gmail.com

Phone/Text 0421 987 183

 I will get  back to you soon and we can chat about creating a beautiful treasured keep sake of your furry pal. Then we can begin the process of planning your portrait.

You can send me all your best photos. The more photos, the more choice we have to create a great portrait. Remember to send photos that are in focus. It’s easy to check if the photo is usable. Just enlarge it on your phone or tablet, and if there are no blurry bits, we should be right.

I will recommend which photos and compositions would work the best and the optimal size.

The smaller sizes are suitable for close ups and head shots.

Additional pets and landscape backgrounds are only available in larger formats.

Portraits are painted on a first booked, first painted basis. During our initial planning sessions, I will give you an estimate of when I can have your portrait ready. I will have the painting ready to post in 2-3 weeks from the time I start painting (acrylic painting). Allow an additional 2-3 weeks for an oil painting, due to its longer drying time.

If you require your portrait by a certain date, let me know and I’ll do my very best to accommodate.

Once you are happy and ready to go ahead, a 50% non-refundable deposit is required to secure your portrait. Payments can be made via direct transfer or credit card.

We will discuss postage options and I will give you a costing of postage. This will be payable with the final payment.

When it’s almost finished, I’ll send you some progress shots for you to approve. Minor adjustments are available at this time – after all, it’s your portrait and I want you to absolutely love it!

I wrap my completed portraits in bubble wrap and solid cardboard ready for transport. I usually use Australia post, courier services are available. Paintings usually arrive in  3-5 days within Australia.






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