For those of us who just love our pets, I offer reasonably
priced, customized pet portraits burned into basswood, or if you prefer,
heavy paper suitable for framing.
I do not have a laser
etching machine; all of my work is done stroke-by-stroke by hand; every
hair is burned with care. I strive
to bring your pets to life in the wood or paper, whether they are alive
and well today, or only left to live in your heart. Each pyrograph is highly detailed to realistically
replicate your reference photos. Each piece is finished with a
water-resistant sealant. A hanger
or wire easel can be added for a minimal fee.
Commissioned work is not limited to just pets. Options are
virtually limitless, so please don't hesitate to contact me and talk about
your ideas. I am open to most projects, but reserve the right to refuse any
I wish not to create. Look for the option for human portraits coming by
Most often I use live-edge (bark bordered) basswood wood
slices. The average size is 7" x 12" rectangle or oval, but these
measurements are subject to change as each piece of wood is completely
natural and not exact. If you want larger or smaller pieces, allow for
extra time to obtain those as basswood is not native to Alabama and
The process is pretty simple:
1. You supply a clear, high resolution digital photo,
description and concept for your custom piece.
2. We will chat to gather details like composition, deadlines, natural burn
or add color, etc.
3. Once we have an agreement of what the piece should look like, a 50% deposit is required before
4. The image is transferred and burned by hand into the basswood or heavy
5. If shipping is required, an image of the finished piece will be sent to
you for approval and for final payment
before shipping by USPS.
My starting fee for a 7” x 12” single Rectangular
or Oval pet portrait is $65.
Currently, please allow 3 weeks for delivery for a
single pet portrait.
Please contact me
for a quote on any multi-pet portraits… or other ideas you have for pieces
that are not pet portraits.