Pet Portraits

I create Original Oil Paintings of your Beloved Pet from a favorite photo, multiple photos, or a video. I am not a photographer and my pets don’t want to stay still for pictures. I have one photo with a great expression, but the lighting isn’t great, and another picture with great lighting, but my dog looked away. I can take these photos and create the painting you want of your beloved companion showing off their personality in the size of your choosing. Or maybe you want a painting with all your pets together; I can Paint multiple Pets into a single painting so all of your furry four legged friends can be together for family and friends to enjoy. -“Your pet loving painter”, Lewis Kawecki

Let me Introduce you to my Pets

My cat “Sophie” was born in a shelter after Hurricane Katrina and shipped off to Lake Tahoe as a kitten; so she was a shy kitten after being separated from her mother. She hid under the couch for the first 10 days after we brought her home. Then she found my lap, and would lay on my lap for up to five hours a day while I worked at my computer from home. After that we were bonded to each other. Just recently she was diagnosed with advanced cancer. After losing my cat, “Sophie”, to Cancer recently, I felt like I hadn’t loved her enough and I had taken her for granted. I had a hole in my heart and home for weeks and weeks, I realized I hadn’t taken enough pictures and couldn’t find a good quality picture for displaying in our house. Losing “Sophie” was harder than I ever imagined and I desperately needed an image of her back in our house. So, I used some recent photos to create an oil painting worthy of “Sophie.” Now, “Sophie” still has a place in our home. And, I want to help you by creating an Original Oil Painting of your beloved companion.

“Sophie” – 16″ x 12″ – Oil Painting

We feel so lucky to have our dog, “Papaya”, still with us after loosing “Sophie.” “Papaya” is a rescue from Costa Rica that walked out of the jungle and found us at 3 weeks old during an extended vacation. The local animal rescue was out of funds, so we took care of her and fell in love with her. It was touch and go for weeks because she had extremely bad worms and giardia from the jungle. But, she is a fighter and survived and thrived. We are so glad our high energy puppy was able to find her way out of the jungle and into our hearts. In Costa Rica, Papaya was always looking for shade from the heat, but she loves the cooler temperatures and woods in her new home at Lake Tahoe, CA.

“Papaya” – 14″ x 18″ – Oil Painting

I can also create a portrait of you and your dog/pet together. I am created a portrait of my niece and her dog below, but the painting is not quite finished.

“Colt” – 24″ x 18″ – Oil Painting Commission

This customer really wanted a Black and White painting of his dog Colt. He said this sitting position really showed off Colt’s personality. When the customer received the painting, he said, “The painting of Colt is so Beautiful Lewis! You really captured his expression. I’m so grateful.” I am happy to have another satisfied customer.

What painting of your Dog, Cat, or Horse (or multiple pets) do you want to have displayed in your home for all your friends and family to enjoy?


  • 11″ x 14″ – $499 + tax
  • 12″ x 16″ – $550 + tax
  • 14″ x 18″ – $650 + tax
  • 16″ x 20″ – $799 + tax
  • 18″ x 24″ – $999 + tax
  • 20″ x 20″ – $999 + tax
  • 24″ x 30″ – $1499 + tax
  • 24″ x 36″ – $1799 + tax
  • 36″ x 36″ – $2599 + tax
  • 36″ x 48″ – $3399 + tax
  • Other sizes are available
  • Extra charges apply for multiple pets in one painting
  • Extra charges apply for portrait of you and your pet
  • Contact me at or 530-448-0058