Pet Portraits By Terry Albert
Custom artwork from your photos. In selecting the pose, the toys, and the expression, I use what I know about the individual animal and its breed to capture the essence. I ask the owner to tell me about their pet, so I can envision his or her personality. My clients recognize their own pet immediately in my paintings. They value that it is a painting of THEIR pet, not just anyone’s. If they are not overwhelmed when they see the final work, I am disappointed. This is the part I enjoy most about my art – making that personal connection with the person who commissioned the piece and knowing I have made something very special for them.
I have owned cats all of my life, and cared for hundreds more as a pet sitter. For the past 20 years I have owned horses of several breeds, and cared for many more. I have taken hundreds of reference photos, mostly of animals in action or casual poses, not formally posed. That’s when you see who they really are – not just a collie, but for example, Lucky, Roberta's cat. I have researched and learned all that I can about animals of many species, from dogs to horses, birds to turtles. I learn every day as I sit and watch the animals around me in action and try to capture that in my art. Visit my web site to see my complete portfolio http://www.terryalbert.com.