Pet Portraits by Mara

Four Styles / Mediums







Welcome, and thank you for your interest in my work.


I capture your pet’s individual beauty and personality in four styles/mediums.

The most popular, “Acrylics” are up-close and personal portraits done in acrylics on stretched canvas. Their close “cropping” of the subject makes a very unique statement and truly exemplifies your pet’s personality. In addition, I use a gallery-wrap canvas in which I continue the portrait around the edges that creates a three-dimensional, contemporary feel and also, a big plus for most, eliminates the need for a frame.

I also can create “Art Pencil”, which are art pencil and pastel on acid-free, colored art board. “Charcoal” sketches are a dramatic, b&w portrait using charcoal and pastel on colored stock.

Another fun and unique approach is my “DaVinci” sketches. These are simple drawings done with sepia tone art pencil on tan parchment mimicking DaVinci’s notebook sketches.


Be assured, with any style/medium you choose, I will do my best to truly portray the beauty of your animal and the precious part of the family it has become.