Art

Color and nature are always at the foundation of my work. I love how color can change the emotion of a piece or lead your eye from one element to another. It is very personal since everyone sees it differently and is influenced by their own beliefs and cultural values. Color can play tricks on the mind and play games with the heart. From my realistic pieces to my abstract works, nature has a heavy influence. I want people to see and connect to nature since it is often forgotten in the modern world’s craziness. 

You can see my recent works on my companion site, carriealderfer.com.

Pet Portraits

Pets are family. I have 6 cats of my own, so I know how important your special friend is. I create heirloom quality drawings or paintings of your pet. I work from your photos, so you are welcome to send several via email. Fifty percent of the total is due initially to reserve your spot on my work list. Portraits take approximately 4 weeks to complete, depending on my schedule and the size and complexity of your portrait.

Realistic colored pencil works:

5″ x 7″, one animal, simple background – $200
8″ x 10″, one animal, simple background – $480
11″ x 14″, one animal, simple background – $950

Expressionist acrylic works:

5″ x 7″, one animal, simple background – $100
8″ x 10″, one animal, simple background – $250
12″ x 12″, one animal, simple background – $475
11″ x 14″, one animal, simple background – $475

If you want additional animals or a complicated background, I will be happy to quote you a price.

Portraits

Drawn portraits have a way of capturing the heart and soul of a person. I create heirloom quality drawings of your loved one. I work from your photos, so you are welcome to send several via email. Fifty percent of the total is due initially to reserve your spot on my work list. Portraits take approximately 4 weeks to complete, depending on my schedule and the size and complexity of your portrait. Artist quality colored pencils follow strict lightfastness guidelines, and I use only archival artist paper. 

5″ x 7″, one person, simple background – $200
8″ x 10″, one person, simple background – $500
11″ x 14″, one person, simple background – $950

If you want additional people or a complicated background, I will be happy to quote you a price.

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