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Custom Pet Portraits


For pet lovers who want something different

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

Everything looks and feels the same.


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 different in their 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.

You've waited a long time for this
perhaps your wait is over

Soft, simple and subtle my portraits are about creating deep emotional connections more than producing detailed visual depictions. 

Working from your photographs and accounts of the moments, memories and emotions you share with your pet, I hand-craft the story of your life and love in a distinctive portrait that leaves a lasting impression. 


Since 2008 I have created over 280 distinctive portraits for others, I would be honored to do the same for you.

for Life

Signature Portraits
to commemorate your pet's life, love and legacy 

Exclusive themed portraits to celebrate iconic moments in your pet’s life. 


For the Love of Pets

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


That’s why I am proud to offer you a carefully curated collection of exclusive themed pet portraits to commemorate the iconic moments in your pet’s life. 

Wall display of five themed portraits offered for commission

What I offer in soft-style pet portraits

moments and memories that matter 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 adolescence to adult by seamlessly blending three images into one composition.

Valor Portraits

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

Personalized Portraits

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

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
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What you get in your perfect pet portrait
and why it's so right for you

Because you deserve a portrait as beautiful as your love story, I offer you the stunning pet portrait of your dreams in an exclusive style at a great price with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, personal service and free shipping in a

premium presentation box. 

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 to expect when you work with me
and what you won't find elsewhere

Exclusive Style

It’s about a fresh, new, 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 money-back guarantee to free shipping you will get more for your money.

Extraordinary Service

It’s about an unforgettable personal experience with the artist.

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 even 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 feelings slip away. 

Boy Cuddling with his Dog

Finding forever homes

I help with that too.

As a lover of all creatures great and small, I know how important it is to protect and speak for those who can’t speak for themselves.


I am extremely grateful that I am in a position to help a number of animal  welfare charities and organizations make a difference in the lives of animals in need through personal volunteerism, services and donations.

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