DebbiesAnimalPlaques

Animal Plaques

North Carolina, United States · 51 Sales

DebbiesAnimalPlaques

Animal Plaques

North Carolina, United States 51 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(33)

Announcement   Welcome to Debbies Animal Plaques! I create acrylic paintings of popular animals on wooden plaques. All are suitable for hanging or displaying on a small tabletop easel. I can also do a custom portrait of your pet from a clear, closeup digital photo. These are done on wooden plaques. Sizes available are 4" round ($15.00), 8" round ($45.00), 8"X10" ($50.00), and 9"X12" ($55.00) . Additional pets can be included on the larger plaques for an extra charge of $20.00 per additional pet. My standard background is light blue because I think it makes colors pop out, but I can paint any background color that you would like. Please contact me if you are interested in a custom portrait of your family pet.

Announcement

Welcome to Debbies Animal Plaques! I create acrylic paintings of popular animals on wooden plaques. All are suitable for hanging or displaying on a small tabletop easel. I can also do a custom portrait of your pet from a clear, closeup digital photo. These are done on wooden plaques. Sizes available are 4" round ($15.00), 8" round ($45.00), 8"X10" ($50.00), and 9"X12" ($55.00) . Additional pets can be included on the larger plaques for an extra charge of $20.00 per additional pet. My standard background is light blue because I think it makes colors pop out, but I can paint any background color that you would like. Please contact me if you are interested in a custom portrait of your family pet.

Debbie Mathews

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Debbie Mathews

Boston Terrier plaque
US$45.00
9" X 12" CustomPet Portrait (Example)
US$55.00
Beagle Magnet
US$15.00
Example of a 9 x 12 custom cat portrait
US$55.00
White Persian Kitten Magnet
US$15.00
Example of a Pet Portrait Christmas Ornament
US$12.50
9 X 12 Tabby Masked cat, cat art
US$55.00
Dachshund magnet or small plaque, 4 inch round
US$15.00
Example of a Custom Cat Christmas Ornament
US$12.50
Gift Certificate for a 8" X 10" Pet Portrait
US$50.00
Gift Certificate for 9X12" pet portrait
US$55.00
Custom Pet Portrait (Example)
US$55.00
White/Orange Kitty Face Magnet
US$15.00
Ragdoll Cat Face Magnet
US$15.00
German Shepherd Plaque
US$50.00
Chipmunk magnet or plaque
US$15.00
Witch and Bats Halloween Magnet or Plaque
US$15.00
Custom Pet Portrait (Example)
US$55.00
Custom Pet Portrait (Example)
US$55.00
Skunk/White Cat Dishwasher Magnet
US$17.50
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(33)
yankeesny43

yankeesny43 on Apr 16, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Received my custom order magnet ahead of schedule. Debbie asked questions to clarify what I wanted and what the cat looked like to be sure of doing a great job, and communicated the whole time she was working on it. I could not have asked for better cusomer service or a better finished product. I definitively recommend one of her paintings for a gift for any animal lover in your life!

Lynda Lindhardt

Lynda Lindhardt on Apr 13, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Yet another masterpiece. These little animal plaques are so unique and so beautifully done. I have ordered several items from this shop and love them all.

animalangel

animalangel on Feb 7, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Another wonderful piece of art from Debbie. Highly recommend!

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About

It's All About Pets, Paints, and Portraits

I have been an animal lover from birth, and I've always wanted to do something that was centered around them. I've always loved drawing pencils sketches, but what I really wanted to do was bring animals to life in paintings.

I've never taken an art lesson or gone to an art school, but that wasn't going to stop me from fulfilling my desire to paint animals. I quickly found that I liked acrylic paints and I liked the feel of painting on wood better than canvas.

For a couple of years, I practiced painting animals, over and over again, by looking at photos. Eventually I got good enough to paint for others. I absolutely love the moment when it all comes together. The moment when I can really see the animals personality emerge onto the wood. The moment when you can actually recognize who the animal is. I sketch each portrait in pencil onto the wooden plaque. Then I paint it, layering strokes of color to create fur.

I thought it would be fun to start a shop that sold custom pet portraits at a cost low enough for anyone to be able to have one. I discovered Etsy and thought it would be a good place to see how things would go.

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  • Debbie Mathews

    Owner/Artist

    Born and raised in Virginia, I worked for the Federal Government for 30 years. I married and relocated to Durham, NC with my husband in 2004. Newly retired, I decided to try my life long desire to paint animals.

  • Brianna

    Inspirational Staff

    I provide inspiration and keep the creative juices flowing for the owner of the shop.

  • Mitsie

    Inspirational Staff

    It's my job to keep the shop owner focused on animal personality when she is working on a portrait.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 8, 2014
Thanks for visiting Debbie's Animal Plaques. I have always wanted to try my hand at painting, and have always loved animals. Upon retiring a few years ago, I finally realized I have the time and got started. After about a year of improving, I thought it would be fun to share my hobby with others. I hand draw each animal in pencil on a wooden plaque and then paint it using acrylics. I love watching the animal emerge and try to capture the personality that I see in the picture I'm painting from. I am also happy to do custom paintings of your pets. All I need to get started is a good, close-up, clear digital photo. Your satisfaction is guaranteed or you do not have to accept the painting. No hard feelings - I want my customers to be happy. Contact me through "conversations" and we can work together to create a plaque of your furry family member.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept PayPal, Etsy gift cards or credit card payments thru Etsy, for the item price plus shipping. Upon payment in full, shipment will be made within 3 days.
Shipping
Method of shipment will by USPS/UPS.

International shipping: Due to changing postal costs overseas, the listed shipping price will be recalculated at the time of purchase. The listed shipping price may be more or less than posted. Customers can use the shipping calculator in order to see the current price for shipping to their area, or they may request that I check it for them.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are not satisfied with my product, return the item within 15 days of receipt for a refund of the purchase price (shipping costs cannot be refunded). Returns must be shipped with delivery confirmation. Refunds will be credited to your Paypal account or credit card upon receipt of the item.
Additional policies and FAQs
FOR CUSTOM PAINTINGS: If you would prefer a portrait that is smaller than the 9" X 12" or 8" X 10" examples shown in my shop, I also stock an 8" round plaque that can be used. The cost of the 8" round is $45.00 plus shipping. During the painting process of your pet's portrait, you will receive progress pictures via email. Upon completion of the painting, a final photo will be sent to you for review and approval. If you are not satisfied with your pets painting, do not feel that I have captured your pets personality, or for any other reason - you do not have to accept the painting. I will reserve the right to sell it as one of my non-custom paintings. Once you have reviewed and approved the painting, it will be safely packed for shipping. When your payment has been received into my PayPal account, the package will be shipped via USPS/UPS. Upon your receipt of the painting, if you are not satisfied with it, you may return the item within 15 days of receipt for a full refund of the purchase price. (Shipping costs cannot be refunded). Returns must be shipped with delivery confirmation. Your refund will be placed in your account upon my receipt of the returned item.