Personalized Pet Portraits
by Shelley Lowell

Allen's Angel


Each commissioned painting
has a story. To read about
Shelley's paintings, go to 

To order or get a quote
for your custom pet painting,
contact Shelley at



Pet and People Portraits
A Portrait by Shelley Lowell is a Cherished Work of Fine Art
Whether It is of an Animal or Person

Shelley creates her pet and people paintings in oil paint with a wax medium using archival cotton canvas, which has been gallery-wrapped around the sides of thick stretchers. Linen canvas can be used upon request. Some clients specify another medium, for example oil pastel on paper or a pencil drawing. Shelley paints the sides of the painting as well. Each painting comes ready for hanging with a wire on the back. These paintings do not require frames. Paintings can also be done on regular thin stretchers so they can be framed in the traditional manner. The choice is yours. Just let Shelley know what you want.

About The Artist
Shelley Lowell is a highly accomplished animal and people portrait artist. A graduate of Pratt Institute, Shelley uses her natural gift of artistic expression and her art training to create outstanding, representational oil paintings of pets or horses for discerning animal lovers as well as extraordinary paintings of people, either with their pets or people doing what they love, such as golfers at their favorite hole. A fine artist with more than 30 years’ experience, her art has been displayed in gallery and museum exhibitions, including The Bronx Museum of the Arts and The High Museum of Art in Atlanta. To view other examples of Shelley’s artwork, visit The various awards her art has received are a further testament to the level of her artistic achievement. Among these is the prestigious New York Society of Illustrators Award of Merit.

Shelley began creating pet portraits due to her love for animals.
She has five cats and a dog, which provide her with endless inspiration. Her art training in composition, color and anatomy, combined with her innate, creative artistic ability, allow her to paint animals that appear alive on canvas. Prior to painting pets, she painted candid portraits of people doing what they love. She started painting golfers at their favorite hole in 2014.

Cherished Gifts
Her paintings and drawings of pets and people become family heirlooms. Many clients commission her to paint the pet of a friend, employer or relative as a gift. Spouses or parents commission her to paint the golfer in their life – could be their spouse, parent or child. Her paintings capture such a likeness and feeling of the person or animals that they bring tears of joy to the individual receiving the painting when they see it for the first time. Gift certificates are also available.

How To Order
To commission a portrait painting or drawing by Shelley Lowell, or for more information, contact her by phone or email. Since these paintings are custom, estimate approximately four to six weeks from the time she receives the chosen photo(s). She can shoot photos for you if you live within a 1 hour radius of her home. Shelley will meet the pets and/or people to be painted at their chosen location and take photos. She creates the painting from the selected photo.  
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