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Pastel Pet Portraits

as unique, distinctive and timeless as the love you share with your precious pet

So you're searching for the perfect pet portrait
but cant' find one

Everything looks and feels the same.


But you want a portrait as beautiful, distinctive and timeless as the love you share with your precious pet, one that is more moving, meaningful and memorable than what you have found so far. 



My name is James

A professional artist, animal advocate and pet companion.


I specialize in new, distinctive soft-style pet portraits for people like you who want something more, something unique in a pet portrait. 


If that’s sound like you, you’ve come to the right place.

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James Meleney animal artist, advocate and companion.

Portraits for Life

Exclusive signature portraits to commemorate your pet's life, love and legacy 

I believe there are milestones in life that should be cherished and preserved forever.


That’s why I am proud to offer you an exclusive collection of five hand-crafted milestone portraits

to commemorate the iconic moments in your pet’s life. 

What I offer in milestone portraits

and how each will commemorate the moments that mean the most

Classic Portraits

These all-occasion portraits are the perfect choice to capture the very essence of your pet in a classic timeless image that will be proud to own and share.

Memorial Portraits

Personalized memorial portraits are a touching way to cherish your beloved pet's memory in a deeply touching tribute.


Milestone Portraits

Milestone portraits are a unique way to chronicle your pet’s transition from puppy to adult by seamlessly blending two separate images into one composition.

Personalized Portraits

Don’t see what you’re looking for? Personal portraits offer a wide variety of ways to customize your portrait.

Valor Portraits

Valor portraits are fitting tributes to active and retired K9’s who selflessly commit their lives to service for country and community.

What Clients Say

Dog laying on bed looking out.
Client with dog  portrait of Smantha a German Sheperd

Samantha & David

"Jim dropped off Samantha’s portrait today and it is amazing. It’s beautiful, I couldn’t be happier. Thank you so much for capturing the beauty and spirit that is Sam.'
David G., Cleveland, OH

What is included in your portrait package

and why it is so right for you. 

  • A stunning pastel portrait of your dreams in an exclusive soft style you will be proud to own

  • professional mounting/matting, ready for framing in a standard size that's easy and convenient

  • an exceptional value encompassing price, materials and service to give you more for your money

  • a simple 100% satisfaction guarantee to give you complete piece of mind

  • free packaging and shipping on domestic orders

  • a exquisite eco-friendly premium presentation box to add anticipation and excitement to your gift-giving


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What Clients Say

Cute cat sleeping on bed peeking from under a blanket.
Client with portrait of Bruno a Dobermann dog

Bruno and Morgan

"I had the good fortune to commission Jim to honor our dog Bruno, a gentle and loving companion. What he delivered was a perfect likeness that I didn’t think was possible. Thank you so much."
Morgan G., Cleveland, OH

What you get when you work with me
and what you won't find elsewhere

Exclusive Style . . .

It’s about a fresh, distinctive style unlike any other.

Soft, simple and subtle this unique look is imaginative, expressive, compelling, emotional and so unforgettable.

Exceptional Value . . .

It’s about a great value in an all-inclusive package.

From a complete portrait package, through a satisfaction guarantee to free shipping you will get more for your money.

Extraordinary Service . . .

It’s about an unforgettable personal experience. 

Every aspect of your experience is uniquely crafted to deliver a truly personal experience that is effortless and enjoyable for you.

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Isn't it time 

to honor a life so richly lived and lovingly shared?

Pets have come to mean so much in our lives. We live in a fragmented, disconnected world struggling for peace and contentment. What’s one thing that we have in our lives that we can depend on?

A pet, loving us unconditionally, every day, in every way. It is amazing how much they bring into our lives and how much closer we become with each other because of them.

Perhaps now is the time to honor the pets in your life.

​If you are looking for, longing for a softer visual and deeper emotional connection with your pet through a portrait as beautiful, unique, and timeless as the love you share let's work together.

Don't let your moments, memories and emotions slip away. 

Boy Cuddling with his Dog

Finding forever homes

I help with that too

As an animal artist and advocate, I know how important it is to protect and speak for those who can’t speak for themselves.


I actively work with animal welfare organizations to make a difference in the lives of animals in need through personal volunteerism, services and donations.


Won't you consider helping too? 

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