New offering: Pet Portrait Commissions

Our beloved furry friends from the animal kingdom who share our homes and hearts are so much part of the family. Below is a portrait I made of my male cat Radar. He was quite the character–my former husband and I adopted Radar when he was “fired” from the film industry as an aspiring movie cat because he couldn’t take direction!

Our home already “belonged” to Frieda (our calico cat) when Radar arrived. Mayhem ensued for about seven days because Frieda was really pissed off about having to endure the presence of this very large rambunctious newcomer. Then about one week later, there was a moment we saw them on the windowsill, sitting quite close together and looking pretty relaxed. Whew! They brightened our lives for the next 15 years.

If you have a beloved pet you would like to have commemorated with a handmade artwork, shoot me an email and I will send you a quote on a few options. This could range from an oil painting on canvas to a simple pencil drawing.

Please note: I just discovered there is another Valerie Nelson who makes pet portraits. Duh-0h. Total fluke! I am NOT “Val’sPetPortraits” who seems to be located in Ontario. 🙂

I’m Val Nelson in Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada. Contact: