PortraitYourPet

Pet Portraits & More | Support Animal Shelters

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PortraitYourPet

Pet Portraits & More | Support Animal Shelters

St Louis, Missouri | 228 Sales

Announcement    What are the 5 best benefits of choosing Portrait Your Pet?
🥰 -1- Mindfulness: Care and attention to detail are put into each work; you and your pet are front and center.

💖 -2- Original artwork: I do not do “cut and paste” your pet’s head to a body and call it done. You can see the quality and care I put into my work compared to the low-quality versions you may see out there.

⛑ -3- Animal safety and giving back: Every item sold benefits pet shelters in St Louis.

🏝 -4- Low footprint & superior product: No large wooden stretcher bars in the canvas means fewer trees used. The canvas is museum grade and the prints are archival, made from a patented process with custom formulated inks and UV protected coating. The patented process makes a rigid and firm surface on all sides of the canvas with a closed backing. Thus, there is a guaranteed no canvas sag, tight corners, and no dust will collect inside the back of the artwork.

🎨 -5- You support an artist (and family) who has over 20 years of experience, so you know you are in good creative hands.

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😃 Welcome to Portrait Your Pet, home of custom art making with you in mind, offering The Portrait Your Pet Experience, Printables, and Wild•Ones original artworks. Find out more by clicking Read more.

The Portrait Your Pet Experience is a personalized creative process; I work closely with pet parents to make meaningful, beautiful portraits of their furbabies in the finery befitting their big personalities! 11x14 canvases are bespoke and thoughtfully customized for each pet, made in a collaborative, communicative way. PYP brings joy to clients and allows for healing when making memorial portraits. PYP believes in animals & doing well by doing good; PYP continues to donate to animal rescue shelters.

⛑ % Donated to animal shelters, Stray Rescue, and 10th life cat shelter.
🐶 | https://www.strayrescue.org
🐱 | https://www.tenthlifecats.org

🔶 iPad Affinity Photo | Features: Portrait Your Pet + V I D E O
https://affinityspotlight.com/article/from-great-families-come-great-pets/

📣 | NBC- KDSK St.LOUIS | NEWS
https://portraityourpet.com/in-the-media/

🗞 St.LOUIS DISPATCH | NEWSPAPER
http://www.stltoday.com/lifestyles/pets/made-in-st-louis-artist-makes-business-of-regal-pet/article_e7040a92-60c1-57f5-a497-cdf064ec2e4a.html

Let's make art together.
Thank you for stopping by, be safe and be happy.

😃 Jordan Gaunce
Founder & Artist, Portrait Your Pet.

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 25, 2020

What are the 5 best benefits of choosing Portrait Your Pet?
🥰 -1- Mindfulness: Care and attention to detail are put into each work; you and your pet are front and center.

💖 -2- Original artwork: I do not do “cut and paste” your pet’s head to a body and call it done. You can see the quality and care I put into my work compared to the low-quality versions you may see out there.

⛑ -3- Animal safety and giving back: Every item sold benefits pet shelters in St Louis.

🏝 -4- Low footprint & superior product: No large wooden stretcher bars in the canvas means fewer trees used. The canvas is museum grade and the prints are archival, made from a patented process with custom formulated inks and UV protected coating. The patented process makes a rigid and firm surface on all sides of the canvas with a closed backing. Thus, there is a guaranteed no canvas sag, tight corners, and no dust will collect inside the back of the artwork.

🎨 -5- You support an artist (and family) who has over 20 years of experience, so you know you are in good creative hands.

—————————————————————

😃 Welcome to Portrait Your Pet, home of custom art making with you in mind, offering The Portrait Your Pet Experience, Printables, and Wild•Ones original artworks. Find out more by clicking Read more.

The Portrait Your Pet Experience is a personalized creative process; I work closely with pet parents to make meaningful, beautiful portraits of their furbabies in the finery befitting their big personalities! 11x14 canvases are bespoke and thoughtfully customized for each pet, made in a collaborative, communicative way. PYP brings joy to clients and allows for healing when making memorial portraits. PYP believes in animals & doing well by doing good; PYP continues to donate to animal rescue shelters.

⛑ % Donated to animal shelters, Stray Rescue, and 10th life cat shelter.
🐶 | https://www.strayrescue.org
🐱 | https://www.tenthlifecats.org

🔶 iPad Affinity Photo | Features: Portrait Your Pet + V I D E O
https://affinityspotlight.com/article/from-great-families-come-great-pets/

📣 | NBC- KDSK St.LOUIS | NEWS
https://portraityourpet.com/in-the-media/

🗞 St.LOUIS DISPATCH | NEWSPAPER
http://www.stltoday.com/lifestyles/pets/made-in-st-louis-artist-makes-business-of-regal-pet/article_e7040a92-60c1-57f5-a497-cdf064ec2e4a.html

Let's make art together.
Thank you for stopping by, be safe and be happy.

😃 Jordan Gaunce
Founder & Artist, Portrait Your Pet.

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About PortraitYourPet

Sales 228
On Etsy since 2017
Video summary: NBC 5 St. Louis had a little interview with Portrait Your Pet back in 2017.

My goal for "Portrait Your Pet" is to share my creative talents with you and your beloved pet, and to give back to animal shelters.

Since 2017, I have been creating pet portraits for my clients. From experience, I know first hand how meaningful our pet’s personality is to our families. Thus I listen and commit to making a single round of feedback changes to each custom-made pet portrait. A custom-made portrait from Portrait Your Pet provides you a solo working artist (me). I focus on the realism infusing your pet and the attire of your choice into a whole work of art. I do not cut and paste a head to a body and call it perfect. Portrait Your Pet is made with love & care as one can undoubtedly see throughout social media and my client's testimonials. Included with your purchase is an archival museum grade canvas and as a bonus a downloadable high-resolution file for you to print at home as many times as you wish. My canvas prints are professionally crafted with hanging hooks installed, carefully packed, and always shipped for free.

In mid-2019, I started a new, more contemporary portrait style: watercolor and portrait sketches. Using the iPad with the stylus, I am producing some fantastic and fun results to even further our joy of showing off our fur babies.

Portrait Your Pet is not only custom-made pet artwork but a shop where I celebrate animals. New products such as cards, fine art prints, pillows, and decor continue to be updated throughout each season. 

How did this whimsical idea come to be that so many have copied over the past years? It all started as a gift for my wife back in 2017. Gary, our rescue cat, plopped down, settled in on a bag of unpacked groceries began it all. I imagined how Gary saw himself sitting there that day, and Lord Gary of House Gaunce was created. The gift was a hit - my wife and many others loved it so much that Portrait Your Pet was born. I know from my own experience how much we love our pets and how we love to celebrate and memorialize them! I also know how vital shelters and animal care organizations are—we wouldn’t have Gary without them. Therefore an essential part of Portrait Your Pet is giving a percentage of the proceeds to animal charities. For more information about the organizations PYP supports, please visit my FAQ or follow the links below.

⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ T R U S T E D
Happy clients, personalized one on one workflow. Once you purchase a custom portrait, you get me, a professional creative artist with 20+ years of experience. Choose the attire for your pet, send me your photos, and after completion, I will send you a digital copy of the final work for your feedback and approval. A session of consultation time is included in your purchase. The portrait will be printed on canvas and shipped out, ready to hang. Once complete, you will also receive a high-resolution digital file for your records. The hi-res file is perfect for printing at your favorite print shops such as FedEx Kinko, Walgreens or Staples. Have greeting cards made and share the love for your pet. Read my reviews, and you will see Portrait Your Pet is not just slapped together photoproduction of your pet on an outfit, but an experience where you are part of the creative process. Your feedback is an essential part of Portrait Your Pet workflow, as you know your pet better than I do. 
 
🚀🚀 HERE IS WHAT MAKE PORTRAIT YOUR PET THE BEST 🚀🚀
Canvas + Digital Files
  🏆 Premium Quality Materials 🎨
  –– Solid-Faced Canvas Prints ––
  • High-quality premium gallery-wrapped canvas
  • Genuine artist canvas with solid-faced construction (WILL NOT SAG)
  • Printed with archival pigment-based inks
  • UV protected
  • Scratch-resistant coating wipes clean
  • Ready to hang, hardware included
  • Made in the USA

🤩 BEST QUALITY MATERIALS ON THE MARKET
You will receive a museum grade gallery-wrapped canvas made with the top premium inks and coatings that are formulated to work together to provide the highest quality, longest lasting product available with no wrinkles or indentations. Perfect corners with no bulging, including a UV protective coating to ensure color will stand the test of time longer than any other canvas prints available.

👍 FINE CRAFTSMANSHIP
The time and care put into each artwork are evident; the beauty you can see; this is the PYP difference. The lighting matches across the face and body, the colors are consistent, the pet's head is not copied from your photo and pasted onto a body, but your pet is wearing the attire, and the artwork is whole. I encourage you to compare the other pet portrait shops on the market. I put in the time and consideration for all the detail that make each portrait a real Portrait Your Pet work of art. 

💯V A L U E (A Professional Artist creates each order, and you and I make the artwork come to life).

Thank you and enjoy.

Shop members

  • Lord Gary

    Mascot

    Gary, our beloved cat, inspired me to create Portrait Your Pet. He was a rescue and now is an important part of our family, our fur baby! His notable stature is seen in his beautiful portrait (see store profile picture).

  • Jordan Gaunce

    Owner, Artist

    I am a professional digital artist who works and lives in St. Louis. I received my BFA in painting and now I have over 20 years experience painting with pixels. I welcome your questions and comments. Warm regards, Jordan Gaunce, Artist & Owner.

  • GAUNCER

    ETSY SHOP #2, Owner, Curator

    GAUNCER is a store where I can share a wide array of other projects and other imagery of many different subjects. Same great quality and creativity. When you buy good form GAUNCER you will get a 20% off Code to use on Portrait Your Pet. Thank You.

Production partners

  • A professional fine art print studio. Printed in United States

    United States

    Professional Fine Art Printing, Packing & Shipping.

  • Fine Art Crafters

    United States

    The Crafted helps me with printing for tee shirts, phone cases, and pillows. Shipping and tracking.

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Last updated on Feb 10, 2020
Frequently asked questions
🖼 PET+CUSTOM — FAQ — Will I see a digital proof of my pet?

Yes, only for the Classic Portrait Your Pet portraits (The Royal Painting Portraits).

An hour of consultation time is included in your purchase as your feedback is necessary before we make your final print.

Check to list for other products.

📸 PET+CUSTOM — FAQ — What is the best way to take photos of my pet?

Your smartphone has a perfect camera.
Taking good shoulder-level pictures of your pet with even lighting is best.

1. Smartphone in hand, take about 3-4 photos.
2. Even lighting inside or out, no spotlight, please.
3. Shoulder- & eye-level pictures work best, keep those ears in the shot.
4. Have fun! We are making art here.

The better the photo, the better the final Portrait Your Pet. But don't worry, your photos don't have to be perfect, they need to let me see the likeness and the personality of your fur baby!

🎯 PET+CUSTOM — FAQ — How do I give you my pets photos?

You can upload them in the Etsy conversation or email them portraityourpet@icloud.com.

👘 Pet's Attire/Outfits?

Eighteen different outfits are in each listing.
Each Portrait Your Pet listing will showcase additional chooses of outfits so browse and enjoy them all.
Use the pull-down menu to select your choice within the listing.

🐶 Helping Animal Shelters. 😻

Portrait Your Pet is passionate about animal welfare and donates a portion of the proceeds from each sale to support the wonderful work of local animal shelters. My own pets have been from rescue centers and you really see how important it is to give so many abandoned and mistreated animals good homes. It is something that is near to me and my wife’s heart. Two percent will be donated to Stray Rescue of St. Louis and to Tenth Life Cat Rescue.

🎁 ALL PRODUCTS MADE BY PYP — FAQ — Premium Quality Materials?

CUSTOM WORK — Solid-Faced Canvas Prints

• High-quality premium gallery-wrapped canvas
• Genuine artist canvas with solid-faced construction
• Printed with archival pigment based inks
• UV protected
• Canvas will not stretch or sag
• Scratch-resistant coating wipes clean
• Ready to hang, hardware included
• Made in the USA

💯PYP canvas, ink, and coatings are formulated to work together to provide the highest quality, longest lasting product available. My printing partner has their own in-house UV test chamber and they continually test the materials to ensure that color will stand the test of time and last as long or longer than any other canvas prints available.

🤩 All that at no extra cost.

😫 Damaged package and canvas?

PYP offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee in regards to the workmanship and quality of materials used to produce your gallery-wrapped canvas. PYP strives to deliver a high-quality product and experience.

If your product arrives damaged, please send photographs of the damaged areas on the shipping box and the canvas. Once I have the photos in my possession, I can send you a replacement canvas.

Replacement canvases can take up to 3-4 days to ship. Thank you for your patience!

No cost, Free Replacement, and Free Shipping

🖨 INSTANT DOWNLOAD — Where do I find PYP PRINTABLES?

Printable files are available to download automatically following payment at http://www.etsy.com/your/purchases