I have recently heard people say they don't want to be known as a Pet Portrait Artist. I must say it is not as glamorous as being known for other types of paintings, but ever bit as viable as doing other art. I recently talked with an artist friend who was just starting a business of doing Pet Portraits. She sent me her web address, but it was not up yet. She did send a picture of the painting by email and I was very excited at seeing her approach. The dog had such cute personality in just a small close up. You could try her site and see if it is up now at: www.juliegrim.com
I did a portrait of Peaches before January as a Christmas gift for a client that had just lost their dog to cancer. It was such a treat to do that for them because it was like doing one of their children. They love the dog and that is what makes the Pet Portrait category in painting so viable as a business.
My main interest at present is doing my paintings for a France series with an art show prospect in 2008. But, if a commisssion for a Pet Portrait came in I would enjoy doing it.
Best wishes for the day