New Orleans-based artist and general weirdo, specializing in pet portraits.
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Commission a Fancy Beast Portrait

Custom pet portraits by New Orleans artist Melissa Vandiver. These whimsical portraits are done in a theme of your choosing.

Fancy Beast Custom Pet Portraits

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For inquiries about other commissions (like regular non-weird pet portraits, human portraits, or anything else you can think of), use the general contact form.

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Phone Number *
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If you live in the New Orleans area, you will have the option to pick up the painting and avoid shipping costs.
Typical turnaround is 4-6 weeks, but depending on demand I can sometimes move faster.
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Give as much detail about what you have in mind as possible. If you have multiple pets, please include whether you want them on the same canvas or on separate ones (if you have a preference).

How does this work?

  1. You send me photos of the animal(s) and your vision for the painting. 
  2. I do magic art things.
  3. You give the final approval.
  4. You are the proud owner of a super cool painting. Congrats!

Pricing and Payment:

Prices vary depending on individual needs, but start at $295. Fill out the form to the right to get a quote.

When is payment required?

Half is due up front, and can be processed through this website or in person via cash (for New Orleans locals). The rest is due prior to shipping or pickup, after you approve the finished product. 

How is the price calculated?

  • Background detail (whether it is a solid color with some shading, or a pattern/scene/design).
  • Number of animals.
  • Size of painting(s).

Refunds & Returns:

See the Returns & Refunds page for more information.

How long does it take?

Typical turnaround time is 4-6 weeks, but if you need it sooner, let me know and I'll see what I can do (depending on my current workload).

Painting Details:

All Fancy Beast pet portraits are acrylic on 1.5" deep canvas and come with the edges painted dark so they can go directly on the wall without a frame.


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Nuk, international dog of mystery, posing with his portrait.

Fancy Beast Pet Portraits

An assortment of Fancy Beast pet portraits to inspire you.

Gallery Wrap Pet Portrait Edge

Paint-wrapped canvas edge, ready to go on the wall without a frame!