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Welcome to Maria Abey Art! I'm Maria Abeyesekere, a full-time artist living and working from home in the wilds of Sri Lanka. I have been working as an artist for over 20 years and I'm passionate about sharing my stories and emotions through art.My art blog is a place for both artists and art lovers alike. Here you will find a collection of my work, advice from my own experiences, a peek into my creative process and inspiring stories of fellow artists. I hope you enjoy exploring and learning with me

Bringing Your Pet to Life Through Art - Pet Portraits From Photos

Growing up with pets, I have developed a deep understanding of the unique bond between people and their pets. My goal is for my clients to be able to look at the portrait and feel like their pet is looking back at them. My clients can always be sure that they will fall in love with the finished commissioned portrait upon seeing it for the first time.

I have a deep love for pets and am always excited when I get the chance to immortalize them in my art. I strive to capture the true essence of each pet in my paintings, bringing out the unique personalities of each animal. Whether it’s a loyal companion, a beloved family member, or a cherished memory, I believe it’s important to honor our pets by creating a beautiful portrait that will last a lifetime.

Whether you’re looking for a gift or a piece to treasure, my pet portrait commissions offer a beautiful and meaningful way to remember your beloved pet.

What happens when you get pet portraits from photos?

When creating both photorealistic and hyperrealism pet portraits, quality of the photographs and the details of the pet matters hugely. I strive to capture every detail and emotion that stands out in my client's photograph and the essence of his/her pet. That's why my hand painted or drawn pet portraits will have more life to it than the photograph.

A reference photo of Daphne girl
Reference photo of Daphne girl

The above painting titled 'Daphne Girl' is a portrait of one of my dearest pets and I still cannot understand how I did it as it was so painful loosing her. I had this photograph of her with closed eyes taken a few days of her demise but the bond I had with her was so great that I could make her eyes open in this portrait as I wanted to feel that she was alive.

I very well understand how special your pet is to you, which is why I go above and beyond when it comes to helping you choose the perfect photograph, size, and medium for your portrait. With my guidance, you can be sure that your pet portrait will be a one of a kind piece of art that you will cherish forever.

My pet portraits are made with the highest quality materials and utmost care, ensuring that each piece will last for generations to come.

If you're looking for a unique and personalized way to capture the memories of your beloved pet, visit my webpage to get detailed information on how to commission pet portraits and for prices.

Art Commissions

I understand that art commissions can be intimidating, so I make sure to offer guidance and assistance throughout the entire process. Click on the subjects you may be interested in to find out all the information needed to commission fine art and portraits, as well as tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your art experience.

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