Personalized paintings & more
Creating one of a kind personalized paintings with unique, intricate details. Work with me to create a custom artwork that will celebrate your most cherished moments.
Open for commissions on paintings, holiday ornaments, greeting cards, and a range of other artistic endeavours. ! Feel free to reach out for inquiries.
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"After having purchased a husky portrait card from Ama at a local dog friendly event, I contacted Ama some months later to do some pet portraits for my family and partner as gifts. Ama's work is amazing to me, she checked in with outfit ideas for the pets and then did her magic. The folks that I gave the pet portraits to as gifts found them endearing, humourous, and also very accurate in how Ama painted them based off of the photographs I had provided. I asked Ama to do a portrait of our dog to give my partner for a gift, and we are both in love with the painting. It brings me joy everytime I look at it. I also purchased an ornament from Ama at a local event recently that I gave to another husky lover for a gift, and they adore it. Ama is incredibly talented, her paintings are a delight, and she is lovely and very professional to work with. The paintings were also very thoughtfully packaged and wrapped when I picked them up which was so appreciated. " - Lorna
"Beyond any expectation in my mind! The most beautiful and unique piece of art. Ama was kind and open during the process and sent updates. Everyone who sees the painting are in awe of the details and how well Ama got our dogs features. Can’t wait to commission another painting in the future. Highly highly recommend Ama to everyone. Pure, genuine talent. " - Laurel
"Over the last months, Ama did four different pet portraits for me to give as gifts to friends! Every single one was beautiful and special, captured a piece of the pawed childs soul. My friends were very touched, to receive so extraordinarily awesome paintings. At the next opportunity,I'll order another picture."
"Ama painted two pet portraits for me, one of a single cat in a ballet outfit and one of three together with a Matisse-style setting. The portraits were beautifully done, and Ama worked hard to make sure she understood what I wanted. Ama had creative and fun ideas about possible backgrounds and outfits for my pets. I highly recommend Ama to others for fun and personalized pet portraits! " - Bonnie
"Ama was amazing to work with! I've gotten multiple paintings done by her and they've all been great! She provides feedback and helps create an idea that translates well into a painting. Ama always goes the extra mile for packaging the paintings as well! Overall a wonderful experience working with her and I will definitely be coming back for more of her art work!" - Nimrah
"Ama created a wonderful piece that really captured the spirit of our furry family members! She really listened to the ideas that we had and made them come to life with her talents." - Melissa
"I reached out to Ama for a custom piece and she brought my vision to life even better than I had envisioned!! Ama is so talented and will work with you to achieve what you’re looking for. She also wrapped it so beautifully! Thank you, Ama!"
"Ama is a gem and I’m so happy I found her. I wanted to gift my friend overseas with a portrait of her two dogs together for a special date. She accommodated the timeline and helped me decide on outfits. She was amazing through the entire process, just wonderful to work with. The portrait was just beautiful, she puts love in her work) and my friend loved it and will treasure it forever. Thank you Ama!!" - Celine
"Ama created a beautiful custom pet portrait for my business team to give as a gift to one of our biggest supporters. It was incredibly detailed, and his two-year old daughter even recognized it was their pet bird! Ama has also created a custom pet ornament that turned out exactly like the dog it was for. I love working with Ama for her attention to detail, her quick turnaround and her incredible art. She's so talented and the perfect person to paint your pet!" - Sam
"Ama painted a portrait for my best friend and her partner after they lost their dog suddenly. Ama was prompt, timely, and produced a beautiful painting that I know they will cherish for years to come. The print was wrapped in the most beautiful paper with dried lavender - it was so beautiful that I couldn't bring myself to open it before gifting and had to patiently wait to see her work. Aside from this painting, Ama has supported us as a vendor at Dog Friendly KW events and is always an absolute pleasure to work with! Highly recommend Ama!" - Justine
"I was looking for an unusual painting of my dog, Gallagher, who is named after the one and only Liam Gallagher of oasis. I came up with the crazy idea of having my dog in a parka coat with a microphone and with the whole stage and lights behind him. I provided a photo for reference and I can’t describe my picture in any other words than absolutely perfect. She captured every single detail of the reference photo, every curl in my dogs fur, down to the buttons on the jacket. I could not have asked for a better painting. The communication, the level of detail and the price… A+ " - Laura
"The portrait was absolutely beautiful! I loved it! " - Sanjana
"Ama used photos of my son's German Shepherd and my son's business profile pic to create a unique and charming paintingof my Granddog in my son's business attire. My son and his fiancee loved it!" - Kate
"Ama from Greyishteal was wonderful to work with. I initially met the artist at a handmade market in the holidays and within a month they completed a gorgeous watercolour pet portrait that was fun, had great style, and had tons of personality. They communicated throughout the wait process and were easy to work with. I definitely recommend getting a pet portrait from Ama." - Cass
"Ama was so easy to work with, the whole experience was wonderful. I met her at a dog event in Downtown Kitchener and was immediately drawn to her booth by the beautiful (and funny) watercolour paintings of peoples pets! The one that caught my eye was a dog wearing a King cape and crown. I loved it so much that I ordered one for my brother and SIL of their two animals Beans (cat) and Darla (dog). I told her I loved the idea of a king and queen since one is male and one is female, and gave her complete creative freedom for the rest. Turnaround time was super fast; her having completed it in around 1.5 weeks time. I was supposed to pick it up, but life got a little crazy during the holidays and she was kind enough to offer to drop it off. It was already beautifully wrapped and ready to be gifted. The portrait is AMAZING, and I really can't speak highly enough about the whole process! Thank you Ama!" - Dani
"Ama did an amazing job capturing my fosters and their kitties. She was very considerate throughout the whole process and the result was amazing! I also gifted her Christmas ornaments to all my loved ones with cats and everyone loved them." - Jessica
"Ama did such a great job at portraying our cat Molly. She picked the perfect picture to represent her and the level of detail was amazing. Highly recommend!! " - Brandon
Frequently asked questions
What kind of commission work do you accept ?
I accept commission work for watercolour paintings, greeting cards and holiday ornaments that celebrate special moments.
What is the process of ordering a painting ?
You can reach out via my website or email me the vision you have for your painting. Over a few emails we can discuss the sizes, details and send photo references and mood boards. Once everything is confirmed I get started on the painting. They take around 2 weeks to be completed.
How long do paintings take to finish ?
The painting process from planning, sketching and painting takes around 2 weeks. Sometimes sooner. Please get in touch in advance for time sensitive inquiries.
What sizes are your paintings ?
I have sizes available from 8"x10" to 22"x30".
What medium and paper do you use for your paintings ?
All paintings are created on Arches hot press paper using professional watercolours.
Do you ship your paintings internationally ?
Yes! I can mail your painting anywhere in the world. I offer free pickup or delivery in the Kitchener/Waterloo region and 5$ shipping within Canada. Please get in touch about international shipping costs.
I also offer to add a note/ greeting card to your giftee. I will send photos of the packaging before mailing.
Can I have both my pets painted in one painting ?
Yes, I can paint more than one pet in a single painting.
Do you frame the paintings ?
No, I do not offer framing at the moment.
Do you only paint dogs/ pet portraits ?
No, I paint all animals. I have painted dogs, cats, birds and guinea pigs in the past. They don’t have to be your pets! I can paint a well dressed version of your favorite animal! Apart from pet paintings, I also paint humans and imaginary worlds.
Can I have my pet painted without a costume ?
Yes of course! The paintings of pets can be painted in various ways. I have many examples on the website and instagram for inspiration.
Do you offer gift wrapping ?
Yes, All my paintings will be beautifully wrapped and ready to be gifted.
Do you only paint from reference photos ?
No, I accept commission work based on concepts to create a completely custom painting in my style. Please reach out and we can discuss how to bring your vision to life. I love special requests.