Hi, I'm Jessica!

I capture the emotion and personality of your beloved furry companion through custom watercolor art.

My watercolor journey began under the careful tutelage of my talented aunt. I began painting pets as a teen, having been exposed to many wonderful pets and their owners through my mother's work as a veterinary technician. Since those early years, I've continued extensive self-study into the world of watercolor, and have had the privilege of working with over a dozen animal rescue organizations and a multitude of private portrait clients.

As I paint your custom portrait, I will keep you updated every step of the way. We'll work together to create a portrait that honors your special pet. Whether you have a lot of ideas for your portrait, or you simply want me to work my magic- your portrait will be brought to life with great skill and care. I can't wait to work with you to create the perfect portrait of your pet.

Features & Awards:

Past Portraits

Take a look!

"Jessica created a custom watercolor piece for me of my sweet pup that we will cherish for a lifetime. It was so great working with her to create the perfect picture just the way we wanted. I loved the progress pictures and artistic recommendations. I'm so happy we chose her for our puppy portrait."

-Shayla
Maltese Portrait

"Aquila Watercolor painted three dog portraits for me. All of the portraits came out beautifully. I am completely awed by Jessica's artistic talents and she was a pleasure to work with, providing progress photos along the way. I have no qualms whatsoever recommending Aquila Watercolor. I can assure you, you won't be disappointed."

-Lynn
Three Dog Portraits

Sizes

My daughter Eilie is excited to show you the three ready-to-hang sizes. Yep, no frame needed.

8x8 Inches

Square. Cute. Instagram-worthy.

11x14 Inches

Classic and classy.

16x20 Inches

Bigger isn't always better, but in this case it is.

The Materials

M Graham Watercolors,
Ampersand Aquabord,
& Golden Satin Varnish

I paint with rich M Graham watercolors that stay vibrant when dry. Using honey as the binder in the paint, rather than synthetic polymers, means they don't have a smell, and they are easier for me to work with.

The best part? Your portrait will be painted on Ampersand Aquabord. This acid-free hardboard panel is mounted to a 2-inch deep cradled frame, will not warp, and is ready to hang as is or pop in a floater frame. You don't have to worry about handling fragile paper!

Finally, I seal every portrait with four coats of satin finish UV protective varnish. This means your portrait will stay vibrant, flat and smooth for lifetimes.

"Everything was perfect, great timing, great shipping, great care and communication, but most of all great talent! Jessica did a wonderful job, and I would highly recommend her."

-Matt
Portrait of Archie

"Working with Jessica was a pleasure, she kept me updated with progress photos every step of the way. The final portrait is beautiful and its recipient loved it."

-Xue
Portrait of Jethro

Pricing Options

Every portrait includes:

● UV protective satin varnish
● Tips for framing and care
● Recycled & Recyclable packaging
● Small digital JPEG file for personal use
● Free shipping within the continental US

8x8 INCHES

$297

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11x14 INCHES

$597

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16x20 INCHES

$997

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And get 10 printable coloring pages of my art, just for fun.

FAQs

How long will my portrait take to complete?

Four weeks. If it's going to take longer (like around Christmas) I'll email you.


What kind of photos should I provide? How do I send them to you?

Close-up, well-lit, digital photos that clearly depict the eyes and face. If your photo selection is limited and you're not sure if it'll do, just ask :) I'm here to help.

After checkout you'll get an email all about your photo submission. Just reply to that with your photo attachment.


Can I get more than one pet in the same portrait?

If you have a clear photo with BOTH pets in it, I'd love to paint it. Email me before checkout to get all the details squared away.

Because the bulk of the painting time is focused on rendering accurate and beautiful faces, there is a price increase of 40%.


How do I tell you my portrait preferences?

You'll be able to tell me everything I'll need to know to get started during checkout.


Have any other questions?

I'd love to help you out. Just email me at [email protected]

Pricing Options

Every portrait includes:

● UV protective satin varnish
● Tips for framing and care
● Recycled & Recyclable packaging
● Small digital JPEG file for personal use
● Free shipping within the continental US

8x8 INCHES

$297

GET STARTED

11x14 INCHES

$597

GET STARTED

16x20 INCHES

$997

GET STARTED
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Get an email right away that covers all the details. From prices and turnaround time, to what to expect during the painting process. I've got you covered. Ready to get started? You can choose your size and purchase on the next page.