If you had told Mike when he was a kid that he would be capturing people's beloved family member pets using his art, he would have a laughed.
When Mike was around seven years old, a neighborhood child encouraged him to pet a dog that was loose on the street. She was under the impression that this dog belonged to a fellow neighbor. Unfortunately, it turned out to be a stray, who chomped down his teeth on Mike's little hand. He still have the scars. So, needless to say, he became very afraid of dogs.
Thankfully, years later Mike's family adopted a scrappy little Border Collie mixed breed, named Barney. And his fear quickly faded away. In it's place grew a love for "mans best friend". Today, Mike has two dogs of his own, Biscuit (a Golden mix) and Cooper (a Chihuahua mix). They are forever by his side.
See, Mike understands the love we share for animals. They become part of our family. That's why it's been Mike's privilege to capture these family members in pet portraits for the families who want to immortalize them forever. Sometimes, we experience the pain of knowing our beloved pet is aging or is undergoing a sickness. Other times, we just want to celebrate our pet and honor them. That's why Mike's the right artist for you. He gets it. All. He's a pet lover just like you!
Mike’s work has caught the attention of several celebrities including Mark Hamill (Star Wars), Jaimie Alexander (Blindspot), Angela Kinsey (The Office), Emily Kinney (The Walking Dead), Stephen Yuen (The Walking Dead), Chad Coleman (The Walking Dead), Virginia Madsen (Candyman), and Felicia Day (The Guild, Buffy, Eureka).
You know your pet deserves the celebrity treatment. Mike know it, too. That’s why Mike's the right artist to create a one-of-a-kind Pet Portrait that celebrates your special family member!
Mike understands the needs and desires of pet owners, because he is one. Biscuit, a Golden Retriever mix and Cooper, a Chihuahua, are always by his side.
What is a "Digital Pet Portrait Painting"?
It is a painting where Mike creates the portrait using the computer. Mike's achieves his style by using textures, soft lines and bright colors. Most of what you see on this page is a Digital Pet Portrait Painting.
(Shipping not included. Prices based on ONE pet per portrait) Custom options are available. Canvas prints can take from 7-14 days longer. Use the contact form below for any questions.
Yes, Mike also offers portraits in Watercolor / Mixed Media on Paper, or Acrylic / Mixed Media on Canvas. Use the contact form below to inquire about pricing and options.
Contact Mike today, commissioning him to do a Pet Portrait for your beloved pet! Feel free to use the form to send other questions you may have. Prices vary depending on size and medium used. It's a personal process. Let's start the conversation today!