People who love animals usually have them as pets - members of their family - and I am certainly no exception. I have had many pets . Currently I have a Schnauzer and a Lab. And, while I have lots of photos of them, being a painter I have also painted their portraits. To me, a photo usually just doesn't capture the essence of your pet, or have the depth and warmth of a painting. Consequently, I paint portraits of others' pets on a commission basis, just like I accept other commissioned work. Examples of my pet portraits are shown below.