Pet Portraits by Megan Marsden
Sensitive paintings at affordable prices
Pet portrait paintings by Orange County California artist


I am an award-winning artist based in Laguna Beach, Orange County, California. I specialize in painting custom pet portraits and work mainly from photos. It doesn't matter where you live, we can work together by e-mail and regular mail to complete the painting.
Most of my paintings are of dogs but I have also painted many cats as well as horses and birds.

If you are looking to have a portrait painted of your pet at a reasonable price and with the minimum of fuss, read on.

Coast magazine writes about my work in its latest edition here.

Take a look below at some pet portraits I have recently completed.


Please take a look at some of my recent pet portraits here. My online gallery includes paintings of dogs, cats, horses and birds.

For more information about my pet portraits in progress look here.

My recent awards include:

Honorable Mention, Professional Acrylic Painting, Orange County Fair, Juried competition

First Prize, Acrylic Painting, City of Laguna Beach, 55+

Honorable Mention, Professional Acrylic Painting, Orange County Fair, Juried competition

First Prize Professional Acrylics (right)
         Honorable Mention
         Staff Award
Orange County Fair, Juried competition

Honorable Mention, Acrylic Painting, City of
Laguna Beach, 55+

2011 Honorable Mention, Professional Acrylic
Painting, Orange County Fair, Juried competition.

For details of events in which I participate click here.

I work from your photos and from information you give me about your pet's natural pose and appearance. If you live within reach and I can take my own photos, so much the better. I do single portraits, doubles and sometimes triples. I can get your portrait framed as well.



Capture the relationship between your pets in a single picture. Read feedback from some of my former clients here. Learn about my prices here and contact me here.

My cards of some of the more interesting and attractive local landmarks are collected by residents as well as visitors. I can make cards of your pet portrait for you to share with friends and family.

The way I work to make a pet portrait is very simple. I will ask you for two or three photographs that give me a clear impression of your pet's face, coat color and texture, as well as any background you would like included in the painting.

You can send me photos by e-mail, or through the regular mail if you prefer.

When your painting is nearly finished I will e-mail you a progress photo. You can then ask for any adjustments you think necessary.

My payment terms are a check for $100 on agreement, with the balance payable on completion.

start at $250 (excluding California state tax, currently 8 per cent) for a single subject in sizes up to 12 x 12 inches and thereafter depend on the size of the portrait and the number of pets.  Portraits 11 x 14  and 12 x 16 inches are $300. Portraits 16 x 20 inches are $400 and 20 x 20 inches are $450. Add $100 for two subjects in one painting. The price of portraits with three or more subjects is by negotiation. Shipping costs are extra. I can provide frames if required.

To start off the process of ordering a portrait of your pet, please contact me here.

Since returning to live in Laguna Beach after an absence of some years I have exhibited widely and I do regular public demonstrations. For details please visit the events and awards page. You will find there a list of future events at which I will be demonstrating or exhibiting my work, as well as some feedback from my clients.

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