Saturday, 03 March 2012 22:06

Custom Watercolor Pet Portraits

Custom Watercolor Pet Portraits from YOUR Image

Let Phyllis capture the spirit and personality of your favorite family member. She uses her whimsical colors and unique style to capture your pet with a sparkle in it's eye and attitude that best represents them. Her passion for animals and watercolors is expressed in each of her paintings; let her share her creative painting with your family.

Each Portraits is a unique painting created with the best paints on Heavy Watercolor Paper, they come Matted in an Archival White Mat ready to be framed and hung on the wall.

Please send a clear photo of your pet in the pose that you want your pet painted in. 
If you send me a full body photo, but just want a painting of the head and shoulders, I can do that please just let me know what you would like. Natural light photos make the best paintings. 
The photo is the only impression I have of your pet, so the better the photo that you can send me, the more I have to work with. Please also include 4-5 additional photos so that I may get to understand your pet’s personality to best capture that essence that makes your pet part of the family. Please also include a close-up of your pet's face. 

Once Phyllis paint's your pet's portrait you can also get it printed on one of the many things below, please select which items you would like and add it to your basket, once you place your order please email us pictures of your pet to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .



Single Pet Head and Shoulders Custom Portrait




Single Pet Full Body Custom Portrait



2 Pet Custom Portrait



You can also order your pet portrait printed on any of the following


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Wednesday, 28 September 2011 23:41

Phyllis Gubins

Click Here to see Custom Animals by Phyllis Gubins

Phyllis teaches classes every month at Red Brick Gallery in Watercolor, please click here for a schedule of classes.

Animals embody happiness and love and have always have been a very important part of my life.  Years ago I realized that I had the ability to capture their true lovable personality and spirit through my paintings. It was then that my love of creating art truly escalated and it really began flowing when I discovered  watercolor.   Watercolor is fascinating, unpredictable and so exciting to work with.  It has an intriguing way of being mystical and soft while also being vibrant and dramatic, and that can be all in one painting.  It is the perfect medium for me!

Animals come in all sizes, shapes and colors. My subject matter is endless. Some have fur and four legs, others feathers and two legs, and some scales and no legs at all. Frequently my paintings are very fanciful and quite colorful, I do love color; and they are my loose interpretation of reality. Other times they are very natural and realistic.  

The animals I portray all have a story to tell and I try to convey their spirit, their energy and their personalities, along with a bit of my own personal, whimsical  humor.  I strive to make you smile! Dogs and cats are my very favorite subjects; in fact I admit that I am a bit obsessed with dogs.  But I really enjoy painting my wildlife and ocean friends too. What a gift it is to me to be able to paint someone’s s beloved pet and give them a remembrance they will treasure. 

I hope you enjoy my furry, feathered and finned friends.  

Phyllis and her daughter Jen are the owners of the Red Brick Gallery, which opened Dec. 2006 in Downtown Ventura. Their dream for years was to own a gallery where they could sell their art, as well as give a variety of artists they enjoy the opportunity to have a place to sell their work.  Red Brick Gallery features over 200 emerging and mid-career artists who have not yet acquired mainstream exposure, while we providing visitors with an enjoyable art experience. The girls strive to create an environment that is stimulating and unique; where the public can appreciate and purchase artworks from a variety of unique artists.  After graduating from SET and Enrolling in Thrive and 5 the gallery has been able to grow creating a variety of new art opportunities for themselves and other local artists with new art classes and their own art festival Paint Ventura. 




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