For over 10 years, pet owners have been trusting in Laura Alton to provide amazing paintings and portraits of their family dogs, cats, and horses. Laura captures the personality, the beauty, and the character of each animal by hand, one stroke at a time.
Please view our customer testimonials to find out what everyone is saying about their custom pet portraits.
Whether provided by a client, or photographed personally by Alton, all of Laura’s paintings begin from a photograph.
Using the latest technology, Laura’s canvas is a computer screen, her paintbrush is a stylus, and her palette appears on the screen. All paints are digital, but are mixed just like traditional oil or acrylic.
Laura utilizes a Wacom tablet and stylus to hand paint, stroke by stroke, all of her works, starting with the background and working in.
The final work is done on the eyes, the central detail of the painting, where the spirit of the pet lies.
The pet portrait is then uploaded to a professional lab, sprayed onto a canvas, and then finished either on a gallery wrapped canvas to be hung without framing, or on a flat canvas shipped ready for framing.
An acrylic gel may be used as a final touch to add texture to the work.
Laura’s pet photography and custom pet portrait service is located in Dallas, TX, but work can be done from anywhere, anytime.
It is advantageous that all of the work prior to delivery can be done via email.