I hope that most of your questions regarding the ordering of a hand-painted custom pet portrait will be answered here.  But if you have additional unresolved questions, don't hesitate to contact me at noahsart@charter.net

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PHONE: 828-299-3766 (EST)

email: noahsart@charter.net

A NOTE ABOUT PAYMENT POLICY   We all can be a bit apprehensive when buying a product or accepting a commission over the Internet. However, until we work together, all I can offer are words at this point. But I will try to explain: a pet portrait is a very time consuming one-of-a-kind custom endeavor. Once the creative process begins I concentrate only on that portrait until it is completed. The next step is to present a scanned version to you for approval and/or changes. Fortunately and happily, all of my portraits have received final approval. So, because the creative process is a major commitment on my part, I accept orders with full payment to insure the sincerity of the request. However, please know that I DO NOT deposit your check until the portrait is completed, until it has been scanned and sent via email for your approval and until the final approved version is shipped to you.  Should you not be satisfied all monies will be returned to you.  I trust that you understand.

DELIVERY  Usual delivery is 4 - 6 weeks depending on the season. However, I will make every effort to accommodate special occasion or gift dates. Just let me know.

FRAMES  You may also order your portrait framed in a handsome quality classic wood molding from a selection of styles and colors compatible with contemporary or traditional interiors.    Pastels can last for generations providing that they are protected behind glass or acrylic.  It is for this reason I’d like to suggest that you might consider having the portrait framed prior to shipment.  In this way your investment will be protected during shipment and, after arrival, there will not be the potential damage caused from handling of the exposed portrait.  Also, once it does arrive it has the advantage of being ready to give as a gift or to hang on the wall.  This is not a requirement, of course, but merely a suggestion.  If it does appeal to you please take a look at a handsome collection of frames that I am providing by clicking on this link: FRAMES This suggestion is of very little profit for me but gives us both peace of mind. 

DEDICATION  A wonderful way to personalize your portrait is through your own words. You see, I provide a dedication for the back of each portrait that includes the name of your pet along with your special words that reflect the love you have shared. For example, "SKIPPER, our squirrel chaser, our security alarm, our love sponge. You will always be in our hearts. Created especially for ______ and given with affection by ______. Happy Birthday, 2015" Of course, they would be your words. So, please be thinking about what you would like to say to honor the bond you have with your pet and include those words with your order.

GIFT CERTIFICATES   Need a unique gift for someone special?  A Gift Certificate is the answer for the pet lover.  I will be pleased to send an attractive gift certificate to either you or your friend announcing a future portrait.
PHOTOS Along with your order, please send several carefully selected photos of your pet to me.  I have had success working from printed photos, CD Rom and attachments to email messages.  Also include any notes that you think will help me to see what you see: color of eyes, ear set, collar selection, etc.

PASTELS All of my hand-painted portraits are created in the pastel medium on a non-yellowing acid-free heavy paper stock.  They are not digital reproductions. They are shipped fully matted with double mats.  I also provide the optional service of framing the portrait prior to shipment.  Please see FRAMES for a handsome selection of frames.

PRICES  I create portraits in two sizes:
16 X 20 portrait, unframed  . . .  . . . . . . . .$290.00*
This size is the best for capturing the maximum details and is the most popular selection.

12 X 16 portrait, unframed . . . . . . . . . . . $260.00*

Additional image in a single work, add (each) . . . . .. . . . . . $175.00*

           * Includes a double mat.

Special sizes are available and suggested for multiple images.  We will discuss a quote.

SHIPPING  ADD $35.00 (framed prior to shipment) OR $20.00 (unframed artwork) for packing and shipping via Insured Priority Mail (2 - 3 days).  Costs are calculated by averaging the US Post Office rates.  I wish that I could ship for less but, unfortunately, the costs continue to rise.  Shipping out of the U.S. will need to be calculated.
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Pet Portraits by JACK LINDSAY
Dogs, Cats, Horses and Birds
Pet Portraits by JACK LINDSAY
Dogs, Cats, Horses and Birds