UPDATE 3/28/2017: It's not too late! Custom pet portrait rewards are still available, even just a few at Early Bird rates!
Please check the FAQs for information on portraits of multiple pets. Also, cats, horses and other pets can have their portraits painted too!
For the love of dogs.
Dogs do so much to enrich the lives of so many people. For dog lovers, these wonderful animals are a source of joy, laughter, and companionship. There are so many feelings brought forth by the thought of our dogs. Art has a very unique power to express and draw out emotion. It is my goal to create 100 vibrant, expressive canine portraits to multiply the love and affection shared between dogs and their humans.
I aim to capture the unique spark that makes each subject special in every portrait I paint. Whether it's a certain twinkle of the eyes or the flip of an ear, I create art that is a true reflection of the individual nature of your pet. My work has been described as stunning and incredibly lifelike. I would be honored to create a special work of art to celebrate the love and delight your dog brings to your life.
I am offering portraits in two sizes - 8 x 10 inches and 11 x 14 inches - painted in professional grade artists' acrylics on hardwood panels, which are sturdier than canvas, and retain every fine detail and brush stroke on the smooth surface. These paintings will stand the test of time, and last just as long as your many fond memories.
Cat lovers - you're included too! This is primarily a dog project, but other pets are just as welcome too!
The success of this project will enable me to continue my work as a full-time artist and illustrator, and continue to touch the hearts and enrich the lives of others through the visual arts. It will also help me to gain additional exposure which will further my goal of having a positive impact through art. Your generous support will help me move in that direction!
Thank you so much for your interest and support!
- Amanda Iosa
"I have discovered that a portrait created by Amanda is much more than a canvas painting or something to display in a home, although her work is certainly that. The portrait that Amanda created for me is that and so much more. I travel on a regular basis, and I also have adopted the lifestyle of a minimalist for the last three years. That means, everything I own can literally be contained in a couple of small suitcases. The portrait that Amanda created for me, however, is part of my essential possessions. I consider it one of my greatest treasures and an indispensable reminder of love in physical form. If you have an opportunity to be on the receiving end of Amanda's work, I guarantee that you will be given one of your greatest treasures. Amanda doesn't just create beautiful works of art, she propels forth arrows of love from her heart into the world."
- Jamal Jivanjee (Author & Blogger)
"Both Todd and Lucy's paintings are on my living room wall. We love them both and they're fantastic! You did such an amazing job capturing their personalities! Thank you so much, Amanda!"
- H. Laramy (Crozet, Virginia)
"Amanda, the painting arrived and it's wonderful! Terrific job. You've certainly captured the essence of Clara. We absolutely love it! Thank you so much for a job well done!"
- C. Van Brocklin (Ewa Beach, Hawaii)
If you don't have a dog, or would like to pledge a lower amount and still get some great artwork, you can receive a hand-signed 8 x 10 print of the Great Dane featured above! Prints are available for a pledge of $25 or more.
Hand-painted 8 x 10 original custom dog portraits!
I will create a vibrant, detailed, heirloom-quality piece of art using a photograph of your dog for reference. No filters, no photoshop...this is a handcrafted original using the finest materials. Only professional-grade artist's acrylic paint and primed hardwood panels will be used. Each wood panel will have a 3/4" support and clean wood edge, so your portrait can be hung on the wall right out of the box! 8 x 10 portraits are available in limited numbers only - Super Early Bird for a pledge of $78 or more, Early Bird for $98, and standard for $148.
Hand-painted 11 x 14 original custom dog portraits!
Just like the 8 x 10, but in a larger size. 11 x 14 portraits are also available in limited numbers only - Super Early Bird for a pledge of $128 or more, Early Bird for $148 and standard for $198.
Once they are ready, all rewards will be packaged with the utmost care, using sturdy materials. Prints will be sealed in plastic and shipped in a rigid mailing sleeve. All paintings will be carefully wrapped and shipped in very sturdy boxes made specifically for shipping artwork.
Shipping costs are the actual cost of packaging and shipment with the most reasonably priced, dependable carrier I could find.
All U.S. shipments will be sent via USPS Priority Mail for 2-3 day delivery. I cannot guarantee delivery timeframe for international shipments.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!
Cats are amazing too, and cat lovers are welcome to make a pledge to receive a beautiful custom portrait as well!
Risks and challenges
The biggest risks and challenges for this project will be tired eyes and cramped hands from many hours in front of the easel! I have estimated a projected ship date of late October, 2017, which is plenty of time to complete all of the artwork, and ship out just before the holidays. The portraits may be ready prior to October, however.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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