I Create Custom Art to Enrich Your Life.

Syd and Lizzy
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Love Them Forever

Rosco portrait wrap

Rosco (11x14)

Upload photos of your pet and I'll use them for inspiration to paint a beautiful custom pet portrait. The final art will be on stretched artist canvas and delivered to your door ready-to-hang.


Larry custom pet portrait

Larry (16x16)

How It Works

  1. You place your order, uploading good clear photos and paying half via my secure Paypal link.
  2. I paint the portrait and email you a proof.
  3. A. You approve the proof as is and pay the final half (I'll send you a Paypal invoice), or B. You request one free round of changes.
  4. Once approved and paid in full, the print is created and shipped to your address.

Normal turnaround time between order and delivery is 3-4 weeks.


Boris pet portrait on wall

Noble Boris (54x54)

The Artist

I'm Steve Merryman. For over 35 years I've been creating successful, award-winning graphic design and illustration for corporate clients. But what I really love to do is paint critters.

That's why I created PetArtWorks.

While not as lucrative as corporate work, helping pet lovers celebrate and memorialize their pets is satisfying in ways that can't be measured.

Want the full story?

ABOUT PetArtWorks

Steve Merryman and his pack

Me and my pack

Watch me paint a portrait!

Here's a screen-capture video of my painting process. I paint digitally using a Wacom Cintiq monitor and Corel Painter software.

This portrait was created for the 2020 Spokane Pet Expo Cutest Pet contest winner.

Video length: 4 and a half minutes.

Want to see more custom pet portrait samples?

Portrait Samples

Order Your Pet Portrait

Ordering is easy with my online order form. Pick a size. Upload photos. Make a downpayment (via Paypal). It's safe and secure.

Custom pet portrait of three dogs

Derry, Darby & Dreamer (16x20)

"Steve, you captured all 3 of them. I’m basically in tears. Thanks for the gorgeous work.”

-Jim in Wisconsin

This custom pet portrait was created from three separate photos which I sketched into one composition to memorialize one of the Irish Setters who passed away.

pet portrait Luna on wall


Each portrait is made by hand, printed on canvas (or paper)
and delivered to your door ready-to-hang.



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