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What customers are saying about their portraits:
"I'll always treasure your beautiful portrait :)" ~ Farmville, Virginia
"I love it! *Great* expression, wonderful use of color! You can spray, & send it right out :)
Thank you so much!" ~ Durham, North Carolina
"WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! I have tears in my eyes! It is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!!!!! I am SO thrilled!!! Wow!!! I am still in awe of it! It really is truly fantastic! I am beaming!" ~ Alberta, Canada
"It's just beautiful, I don't know what else to say. I love it! I know my son will love it too! Now I will have to get one done of my cat!" ~ Albuquerque, New Mexico
"This is beautiful! Absolutely perfect. You are so fortunate to have this talent!" ~ Jetersville, Virginia
"Oh Connie - I'm so choked up! I never dreamed that the portrait would be so beautiful. They say that true artists infuse their creation with a bit of their soul. I can see your golden spirit shining through in this portrait. I'm at a loss for words that will do it justice." Deedee~ Los Angeles, California
"CONNIE, IT IS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!!!! It looks so much like them, but better! You are a treasure AND a fabulous artist. You have a wonderful eye. I'm running out of adjectives to tell you how much I love the painting." ~ Tucson, Arizona
"Thanks again for the awesome portrait, it really captures the true essence of our dogs. It is something we will treasure for the rest of our days here on earth." Alicia and Paul ~ Lake Oswego, Oregon
"Thanks to your Portrait of Love, my angel Dickens will be in my heart forever. I can see his beautiful face and know he is at peace . . . .Thank you so much!" Chris ~ Portland, Oregon
"I have never had a portrait done of any of my animals (although I've dreamed of it). Thank you so much for making this dream come true! I will cherish this for the rest of my life! I just cannot get over how beautiful it is. Connie you are so very talented. You really captured his personality! My mom started to cry when she saw it, too. " Kim ~ Lake Oswego, Oregon
"Connie, it looks great. You do such a good job with her face, it makes me tear up when I see it I sent a copy to my son on deployment for his approval. He said it looks great, that's our girl. so he likes it. Go ahead and send it out . Thanks."Steve ~ Longview, Washington
The most unique dog lover gift, cat lover gift or horse lover gift
is a stunning animal custom pet portrait from photos by
Professional Pet Portrait Artist Connie Bowen; Lake Oswego, Oregon.
Lake Oswego is a suburb of Portland, Oregon.
Connie appeared twice in 2005 on Oregon Public Broadcasting'sTV show
Art Beat and has completed over 400 pet portraits and counting!
For a treasured pet memorial or for those grieving the loss of a pet who has crossed the Rainbow Bridge, commission a dog portrait, cat portrait, horse portrait or other custom
pet portrait painted from your photo on canvas.
Connie can work from digital images or other photos.
If you live in the Portland area, and you would like Connie
to take the photo for you, make an appointment today!
I accept the following payments:
Paypal, Money Orders,
Certified checks, personal checks.
Please mail checks to:
2321 Wembley Park Road
Lake Oswego, Oregon 97034
Please feel free to send me an e-mail.
E-mail: cbowen @ europa.com
( just remove the spaces before and after the @ sign)
Thank you for your interest in a precious custom portrait!
Thank you to all my ebay friends who have purchased my original paintings and prints.
IfI mail an original photo to you, will it be returned?
Yes, your photo will be returned with your portrait.
Howand when is payment made?
Payment in full for the cost of the portrait is required to start the painting. I will hold your check, cash or Paypal payment until your portrait is approved by you. Only after your portrait is approved, will your payment be deposited into my account. Your satisfaction is guaranteed. A .jpg of the portrait will be sent to you via e-mail for your approval. If for any reason you do not like the finished product, there is no obligation.
What materials are used?
The portraits are painted with acrylic paint on a gallery wrapped
canvas (with no staples on the sides) and sprayed with a gloss coating
to enhance the colors and protect the finish. There is a wire hanger
attached to the back so there is no need for a frame.
How long will it take for my portrait to be completed?
The time needed to complete your portrait depends on the number of
portraits currently in process. It will be discussed with you at the time
you place your order. If there is a specific time frame needed, let me
know, such as a birthday or other special occasion and I will try to
Howis my portrait sent to me?
If you live in the Portland area, you may pick up your portrait. If you are
outside the area, your portrait will be shipped insured via Priority
USPS with a tracking number or shipped via UPS if you prefer. Shipping
charges will be added to your portrait cost based on the size of your
May I order a larger painting than 18x24?
Yes. Larger sizes are available as well as 12x12, 22x28, 24x30, 30x40 and 36x48. (see below for prices)
When I first saw a photo of the famous bulldog, Zelda, I just knew I had to paint her portrait!
Carol Gardner is Zelda's guardian and runs the ZeldaWisdom website. She has turned photos of Zelda's expressive face and sweet personality into a line of greeting cards, calendars, books and other gift items.
If you'd like to receive Zelda's happy "daily dogmas," in your e-mail box, just go to Zelda's website and sign up!
My heartfelt thanks goes out to Carol for sharing Zelda's uplifting, inspiring words with all of us.
Miss Zelda Wisdom - 16x20 - gift to Carol Gardner
Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldogs
American Hairless Terrier
American Pit Bull Terrier
American Staffordshire Terrier
American Water Spaniel
Australian Cattle Dog
Azores Cattle Dog
Basset Fauve De Bretagne
Bavarian Mountian Hound
Berger de Brie
Berger Des Pyrenees
Bernese Mountain Dog
Black and Tan Jacks
Black Russian Terriers
Bouvier Des Flandres
Catahoula Leopard Dog
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Central Asian Ovcharka
Central Asian Shepherd Dogs
Chesapeake Bay Retriever
Chinese Crested Dog
Chinese Imperial Dog
Corgi - Cardigan Welsh
Corgi - Pembroke Welsh
Coton de Tulear
Dogue de Bordeaux
English Cocker Spaniel
English Springer Spaniel
English Toy Spaniel
Estrela Mountain Dog
French Pointing Spaniel
German Shepherd Dog
German Shorthair Pointer
German Wirehaired Pointer
Glen of Imaal Terrier
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
Havana Silk Dog
Hungarian Wirehaired Vizslas
Irish Red & White Setter
Jack Russell Terrier
Karelian Bear Dog
Kerry Blue Terrier
Middle Asian Ovcharka
Miniature Australian Shepherd
Miniature Bull Terrier
Miniature Fox Terrier
New Guinea Singing Dog
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
Old English Sheepdog
Olde English Bulldogges
Parson Russell Terrier
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen
Podengo Small Portuguese
Polish Owczarek Nizinny
Portuguese Water Dog
Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier
Spanish Water Dog
Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Thai Ridgeback Dog
Toy Australian Shepherd
Toy Fox Terrier
West Highland Terrier
West Highland White Terriers
White Swiss Shepherd Dog
Wire Fox Terrier
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
Norwegian Forest Cat
White Turkish Van
I've painted quite a few of the following breeds of dogs and cats shown below:
Click on the logo to watch Connie painting on OPB's TV show