Custom Portraits Painted by Robin Zebley & John Zebley

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania · 397 Sales


Custom Portraits Painted by Robin Zebley & John Zebley

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 397 Sales On Etsy since 2006

5 out of 5 stars

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Announcement   Portraits, just full of personality! Order now for Christmas! Pets, People, Weddings, Houses - bring them to tears! (In a good way! :D) Oil Paintings & Watercolors by Robin Zebley and John Zebley


Last updated on Oct 16, 2016

Portraits, just full of personality! Order now for Christmas! Pets, People, Weddings, Houses - bring them to tears! (In a good way! :D) Oil Paintings & Watercolors by Robin Zebley and John Zebley


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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
Ruth Welter

Ruth Welter on Dec 2, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Robin created a portrait of my husband on his recumbent trike as a Christmas present for him and she did a beautiful job. I have some dog portraits I would love to have done in the future and will be hiring Robin to paint them for me. I wish I could give 10 stars, I'm so happy with the finished result of this commission. Thanks Robin!!!!!!!!!

Lu Gao

Lu Gao on Nov 28, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This was such a beautiful piece of work. The colors were vibrant, and her depiction of the house was spot on. Robin was very prompt in the delivery, and we communicated throughout the process. She did a great job customizing the artwork with our family's dog in the front. More importantly, Robin went ABOVE AND BEYOND to REPAINT the entire painting because there was shipping damage on the original. This was done throughout the Thanksgiving holidays! I can't thank Robin enough for getting the painting to us in time for our wedding, and for sacrificing her Thanksgiving break. It just goes to show how highly she values her customers. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a custom painting.

Kelly Heaney

Kelly Heaney on Nov 17, 2016

2 out of 5 stars

Falsely lead to believe I would have my portrait within the 3-5 weeks as described on her page. Once I received it, one dog looked great, however the other dog looked extremely rushed; with paint splotches all on his body, and white added to his face, that he does not have.


Robin responded on Nov 17, 2016

My first unhappy customer in almost 600 portraits I've painted. :( Actually, Kelly is a returning customer who loved her first portrait and kindly left a lovely review with 5 stars! I believe the issue here was trying to accommodate her request to paint two, full body portraits on a small canvas that left little ability to catch details due to tiny size. I should have been more clear about what was doable with that size canvas. Lesson learned! I totally repainted the fluffy dog after paying for postage to return it and was days over estimated turn around. When she was still dissatisfied, I immediately and cheerfully refunded Kelly every penny, as I guarantee 100% that my customers will totally LOVE their pet portraits! And they do, please see my other feedback, below!

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Pet, People and House Portraits in Oils on Canvas, Watercolors and Colored Pencil

I love to paint and am a full time portrait painter. I've won local awards, but my favorite recognition, is when I'm selected to draw or paint someone's pet or house or loved one. They make such great gifts, and I love being "in on" the process. Unlike many artists, I absolutely love the commission process. I guarantee my work 100%, if you are the first person to not love your portrait, just return it to me in perfect condition and I will refund you.

My husband, John, is a wonderful artist and draws the beautiful sepia and white portraits, and helps me with the initial stages of painted portraits. He also paints signs and event illustrations for weddings, showers, proposals, anniversaries. John also takes care of all the back room work.

All of our art is original, made the old fashioned way with brush or pencil in hand, not computer generated anything! I love to capture the personality of people and pets, and even houses seem to have a personality! *

See a selection from my portfolio of finished works here at and on my site:

How to order: Simply send me photo(s) in an Etsy Email, purchase the listing that is the type and size you want, and you are automatically next in my queue. Or, contact me if you want to discuss or have any questions, no obligation, of course! I retain the copyright of my paintings. If you'd like to use my art, I may permit it, just ask!

I'm on Instagram: @robin_zebley
My Art and Animal Blog:
My site is
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*No returns accepted for Event Art* , of course.


Shop members

  • Robin Zebley

    Owner, Creator

    I'm Robin, I have been drawing and painting pet portraits for about 12 years for customers all over the world. Also do house portraits, really fun! I add in pets whenever! Glad you stopped by.

  • Sarge

    Studio Dog And Art Critic

    I watch her paint and draw other people's pets and houses. Sometimes I pose for her. And I walk her every day. I got her a spot on FYI Philadelphia TV show with me AND my portrait. I was put on Etsy's front page. All this makes her happy! Sarge

  • John

    Creator, Assistant, Shipper

    I design and create event art, draw sepia portraits on toned pastel paper with white highlights, assist in initial steps in preparing portraits, add lettering, wrap, pack, ship, order supplies and otherwise help Robin.

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Last updated on Dec 2, 2016
Frequently asked questions

How Long Does a custom portrait it Take?

3 to 7 weeks, usually. Christmas fills up early, but many customer choose a gift certificate to still be able to give the best gift ever!

How Do You Ship?

I ship USPS Priority Mail with tracking, fulling insured, with signature confirmation. I can upgrade to Fedex 2 day or overnight, just contact me for an exact quote for shipping from my door to yours.

Custom and personalized orders

Custom portrait paintings and drawings are 100% guaranteed. If you don't absolutely love yours, just return it to me in the same condition sent and I will refund you 100%.

Still Time For Christmas?

Sorry, but no, all of our Christmas slots are filled. You can STILL give the perfect gift, though! If you purchase now, we'll send you a lovely gift certificate to wrap and put under the tree, then ship in January. AND you'll receive a coupon code for 10% off of your purchase for "settling" on a later delivery. Just contact me for the coupon code.