Q & A WITH FUR MAMA
WHAT MAKES A FUR MAMA STUDIO PORTRAIT UNIQUE?
The unmatched level of personalization and sense of character that is achieved will convince you that there is nothing else like a Fur Mama Studio portrait in the whole world! You will be proud to show your pet off to your friends and pleased with how the entire composition, from the carefully (but playfully) executed background to the tiniest detailing in the fur, embodies the personality and essence of your fur baby. I work hard to create a piece of custom art that tells a story and that will fit perfectly into your home! More information about my story and passion for animals can be found HERE.
DO YOU PAINT ONLY CATS AND DOGS?
No! I am currently working on some other animal portraits outside of the canine and feline realm! I love animals of all kinds and would love to see my work span the entire animal kingdom to include all of your favorite creatures. You can view examples of my work HERE.
HOW MUCH WILL A CUSTOM PAINTING COST?
That completely depends on the size that you wish your artwork to be! I charge by the unit inch (meaning I add my inches, instead of multiplying.) This makes my portraits more affordable in comparison to those who charge either by the square inch or a lump sum. My rate includes the cost of materials and the only additional cost you could have would be shipping if it is required. CONTACT me for pricing and additional information or download my rates HERE!
**Complimentary artwork drop-off is included for residents in the surrounding Lansing, MI area!
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR THE PAINTING TO BE COMPLETED?
Again, this depends on the size of the artwork, however, I try my hardest to be putting the finishing touches on around the 2 week mark. But don't worry, you will never be in the dark. I will keep you completely updated with the status of your order and make sure it gets to you as soon as possible!
WHAT IF I DON'T HAVE A REFERENCE PHOTO THAT I LIKE?
Most of the time, clients have a favorite photo that they would like me to work from. If you don't have one that you are in love with, I do offer mini photoshoots to collect a brand new photo of your pet to serve as reference for their painting. There is an additional charge for the time spent taking the photos, but you will receive some of the other photos taken during the session free of charge! You can get more information about reference photos HERE.
WHAT MATERIALS DO YOU USE?
I use high-quality cradled wooden canvases, heavy body acrylic paints, and archival gloss varnish to make sure your artwork will last longer than a lifetime!
IS THERE A CHARGE FOR MULTIPLE PETS ON ONE CANVAS?
There is a small charge for more than one pet on a canvas. This depends on the size of the artwork.
**Unfortunately, I cannot include multiple pets on canvases smaller than 8" x 8."
HOW CAN I PAY FOR MY PORTRAIT?
I accept PayPal, Venmo, check, and cash. I require a 50% deposit upfront before I put any paint on the canvas. The remaining balance will be due when receiving the art (cash or check) or the day before/of receiving the art (PayPal or Venmo.)
**I also am happy to set up a payment plan, for your convenience and satisfaction if you wish to do so. Click HERE to adopt a custom portrait of your own!