petsinpastels' Shop Announcement

Hello and welcome to Pets in Pastels! My name is Erin Calamari and I specialize in realistic pet portraits, drawn by hand from your photographs. I enjoy working in oil pastels, charcoal, and acrylics on quality charcoal paper or canvas board.

Being an animal lover myself, I appreciate the importance of capturing the personality and characteristics of each animal through my drawings. It's the reflection of light in their eyes, that crooked smile, floppy ear, or that little scar on their nose that truly makes a pet portrait personal.

Your animals aren't just your pets: they are part of your family.

Feel free to shoot me an email if you have any questions while you browse my store! Thank you!

petsinpastels' Shop Policies


I can create a beautiful, one-of-a-kind portrait of your pet from your photos in any size you'd like. If you have specific size requirements or instructions for a drawing, just ask! I'd love to work with you to create a work of art that will celebrate your pet.

**With custom orders, please note that pricing may vary (depending on the size of the drawing, materials used, number of animals in the portrait, and requested backgrounds.)

Works in oil pastels are slightly more expensive than acrylics, and can not be made smaller than 8" x 10". All original oil pastel drawings are signed by me and come mounted in a pre-cut mat in a color that compliments the drawing. Each original drawing also comes in a protective plastic sleeve and is shipped in a protective folder or cardboard box.

Pricing for popular sizes in OIL PASTELS:

8"x10" oil pastel drawing: $125
9" x 12" oil pastel drawing: $150
11" x 14" oil pastel drawing: $175

Acrylic paintings tend to be a tad more affordable simply because of the price of the materials and because it typically takes a little less time to finish. All custom acrylic paintings are signed by me and are painted on canvas board (unless otherwise noted.) Each painting is packaged and shipped with care.

Pricing for popular sizes in ACRYLICS :

5" x 7" acrylic painting: $65
8" x 10" acrylic painting: $100
9" x 12" acrylic painting: $125
11" x 14" acrylic painting: $150

(Regardless of the materials used, every extra figure in a single portrait is an additional $50. And a drawing or painting with multiple figures can be made no smaller than 9" x 12".)


PayPal and personal checks are accepted. Your order will be processed/shipped once payment has been received and confirmed.


All ready-made pieces will be shipped as soon as payment has been confirmed. With custom orders, please allow 2-3 weeks for your purchase to arrive.

Last Updated August 5, 2011