Commissioned Artwork

Thank you for your interest in my custom artwork! I look forward to working closely with you to create an original piece of artwork that you will be happy to display. It’s an honor to be entrusted with your memories in this way.

I am capable with most coloring mediums, so if you have a preference, please let me know. Otherwise, I hope you’ll trust my judgment in choosing a medium or combination that’s best for your piece. A combination of watercolor and colored pencil works very well for animal portraiture.

Base pricing for a single subject with plain background (prices include US shipping and are subject to change - international shipping add $10. Payment plans are available.):

5” x 7” (artwork approx. 3” x 5” - single subject only) - $80 
8” x 10” (artwork approx. 5” x 7”) - $175
9" x 11" (artwork approx. 6" x 8") - $225
10" x 12" (artwork approx. 7" x 9") - $300
11” x 14” (artwork approx. 8” x 10”) - $375

There will be an additional charge for a scenic background. There will be an additional charge for multiple subjects (general rule is price above + 50% for a second animal or person - for larger groupings, the price will be set at my discretion).

Other sizes are also available, with pricing based on the area of the actual artwork.

Please note that as the artist, I reserve all copyrights and reproduction rights to all commissioned works, including preliminary sketches.

For reference, I’ll need one main reference photo from you to reproduce. This will be the one with your favorite pose or favorite look. The best photos are clear, close, and high resolution – the clarity of the photo will determine the level of detail in my work. If you have other clear photos of the subject, please send them along as well – these will help me to clarify details that may be less clear in the primary photo.

Once you send me your photos and preferred size and medium for your commissioned piece, I will determine a final price. I’ll request a down payment of 1/3 of the final price before beginning, and send along an agreement for you to look over to be sure we’re on the same page. Once that’s signed and the deposit is made, the work begins! I will post photos on Facebook and Instagram as I go, so you can see (and share) my progress on your piece. Prints and pendants will also be available - please let me know if you're interested!

Please fill out the following form to secure your place on my waiting list. 

**Please note** - priority will be given to Christmas orders beginning October 1st.

Thanks again for believing in me!

Dina Kowal
Dina Kowal Creative

Currently working on: 

Jennie - Bugsie & Tilly (note card order)


**Please note** - priority will be given to Christmas orders beginning October 1st

Waiting List

Christmas Orders (priority after Oct. 1)
Melissa - DukeKim
Melissa - DozerCindy
Lori-Anne - MaisyTrisha - 4 dogs
Sarah - DuchessTrisha
Anita - 3 dogs
Nancy - cat
Shannan - dog
Janine - Meg
Chris - birds
Gina - Miley

Click through to view samples of my work here:
Commissioned Art


  1. Thank you so very much for creating such a beautiful portrait of my Jack Russell Terrier Peanut. She was the love of my life and from the moment I carried her home in my coat pocket until her last breath in my lap, she was my everything...We had 18 1/2 memorable years together and you captured those moments in your piece. From the bottom of my heart, I Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! Kerry Urbatch

  2. Oh Dina, These are truly great. It is always the eyes and you do them so well.

  3. Beautiful, expressive detailed work. You are certainly blessed with a gift.