Portraits & Custom Orders


Birds are my specialty! 

The possibilities are limitless to create a personal, unique artwork featuring your beloved pet bird or favorite avian species.  Request a traditional bird painting, or pieces featuring a saint with halo, nesting family, gold leafing, sacred heart, archways, crowns, patterned backgrounds, florals, gems, or any embellishments on nearly any bird species - created especially for you.   These pieces are designed around custom framing, and feature intricate detail.  You can see many examples in the collections of current and past works. 

RATES: Project minimum is $200.  Special requests cost 10-20% more than already-created works of similar size and complexity. 

Custom Process:

* Browse past and current works to get an idea of the available styles and options.  

*  Email artist Ashley Dietrich at canvasdove@gmail.com with your budget and ideas of how you'd like your piece to look - including size range,  background, framing, etc.   Also send photos if it's a pet bird portrait.  Feel free to reference past works you like or include additional photos explaining your request. 

*  Project details will be discussed, quoted, and a sketch created.  

*  Upon approval of the sketch, a 50% deposit listing will be set up for you to purchase (website accepts credit cards or paypal).

*  Usually within 2 weeks, you'll receive photos of the nearly-complete painting before the final details are added.  At this point, minor alterations can be made - but major changes increase the cost of your project.

*  Upon your approval of the finished painting, the 50% balance listing will be set up for you to purchase, then the painting will be varnished and shipped.  

Gift Orders: 

* Upon request, artwork can be gift-wrapped and sent directly to a recipient (USA only) and a gift note printed.  Please make this known when making your custom request.  It's also a good idea to let the receiver know that a package is on the way.