Shirley's endearing pet portraits are hand painted in oil on wooden cradle boards. To begin a project, please email her your favorite pet photographs. Note:  It is crucial that you take the photos in natural light, indoors next to a sliding glass door or window preferably. If you beloved pet is no longer living, just send Shirley as many photos as you can find. Lighting on the subject matter  and clarity of the pet is important.


Tips:  Get down low and use treats to capture your pets attention. Eye contact is very important in Shirley's portrait. 

"Ruby" oil on 8x8" wooden cradle board. Commissioned piece.

Prices range from $325-625

Please email me with any questions

"Sera" oil on 8x8" wooden cradle board. private collection 2017

"Yoda" 12x12" oil on wooden cradle board.

Commissioned piece. 2016

"The Dynamic Duo" oil on 24x24" gallery wrapped canvas.

Collection of the artist

© 2015 by Shirley Sakatani Skifstad

Silverdale, WA 98383

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