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A Painting Lasts Forever....

Although I am mainly asked to do animal portraits, increasingly I am being asked to do other subjects such as children and landscapes, I  am only to happy to paint these subjects.

I  find it very satisfying painting portraits of peoples loved pets.  Pets are an important part of our lives. As a pet owner and vet nurse I understand how important all animals are to their owners and I take great pride in producing a portrait that is not just a photo but an unique art work, that captures the character, essence and personality of each individual I paint.

A keen photographer, I am happy to assist with taking photos  for a portrait if necessary. The quality of a painting depends on the photographs used.

Prices vary depending on size, number of pets/people and composition of the painting.  Please contact me for a quote, or visit the order process page.

(Please note all commissions require a deposit of 50% ,  paid before the work is started.  Every painting I do takes several weeks, so it is advised that you allow 2-4 weeks for the completed work.

NEWS: I have recently been introduced to "scratch art" or engraving, which is a technique I have wanted to try for a long time.  I am hoping in the near future to be able to offer this unique work to people. It is ideal for pet portraits as dose not need to be framed under glass, and is etched onto a board & sealed. It makes a very unique keep sake of your pet. Any size can be done.

Below is an example of a charcoal, acrylic & pastel scratching onto board.


Commissions start at $250, (framing & postage are extra)

My commissioned works can be found in homes in the USA, UK, NZ and Australia.

Please contact me for more information phone  61 3  5332 7003


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Gift Vouchers

A painting is one of the most special and unique presents you can buy a loved one- one they will probably never guess they are getting. However sometimes it is not possible to find the perfect photo that totally encapsulates the subject without the owner knowing, or there may not be enough time to have the portrait done for a specific occasion.

A Gift Voucher allows the person to choose the image painted, while still showing them how much you care. Vouchers to the nominated value come beautifully packaged with instructions for the recipient and Jane's  card.

NEW  - Blank gift cards using your portraits image are now available.   Cards are printed on quality card & arrive individually wrapped in cellophane with an envelope.

Below is a few sample of commissions I have recently done.

Please click on thumb nails for a larger picture


"Buffy" - Aust CH Jayrae Coconut Ice



Jayrae Tiny Tot

"Glorious Irish Setter"


"Cannons Creek"



"Aust CH Xanthos Fletcher Christian JW ( IMP UK)
I loved painting this gorgeous boy,  Fletcher represents everything a Golden Retriever should be.


CH Camuka Monarch Ofthe Glen


Nick & Lamb



"Annie's Anticipation" October 06

Another water subject, I just loved doing this piece.   Annie waits in anticipation, the translucent water at Flinders  circling around her,  while the reflection makes for an interesting composition.



"Amber Dreaming"

A tribute to a lovely Golden Girl - Deanchel Forever Amber CDX


"Four Legged Memories"

I did this painting for a client, for her husbands 40th. These are all his past and current dogs.
( Jindah, Jerrah, Musket and Pepe





"Treasured Companions"

Mork, Mindy & Smudge


"Murray River - Early Morning Fishing "



A tribute to a lovely old boy.







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Jane Hodges
PO Box 620
Ballarat Victoria 3353
PH. 03 5332 7003


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