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Pet and People Portraits by Melanie Cossey

Commissioning a Portrait

Commissioning a custom portrait is an excellent way to preserve memories of a special occassion, such as a wedding or anniversary, or to memorialize a special pet or loved one.

Commissioned Portraits are available in graphite, pastel, acrylic and oil. Portraits can be of Adults, Children, Infants, Pets or a combination of all of the above. Melanie only uses the best artist materials that are acid free and archival safe.

Each work will be carefully wrapped and shipped to arrive at your door in perfect condition, or will be available for pick up from her studio in Port Moody, BC.

Turnover time depends on the artist's schedule. For gift giving, book several months in advance to avoid disappointment.

How to Order Portraits

1. Select a size and medium. If you request several people in the portrait, it is best to select a larger size.

2. Choose several good quality photos for the artist to use as references. The artist reserves the right to decline any photo which does not show adequate detail from which to obtain a likeness. To avoid this, please make sure the photos are large, clear, well lit and frame the subject well. Close ups and zoomed in photos work best.

3. Email the artist at [email protected] or via the Contact Us page with your request. Be sure to include the size and medium of the commission as well as any details about the subject

See how a photograph is transformed