Katie Emmitt Art – Custom Pet Portraits

Katie Emmitt Art Custom Pet Portraits - Artist with Drawing

Hi, I’m Katie!

I’m a pet portrait artist based out of Raleigh, NC. I’ve been creating art my entire life, but began pursuing realistic drawing and painting at the age of 15. I first began offering portrait commissions in college, and have spent well over a decade honing my craft.

Utilizing my gifts as a highly sensitive person and energy healer, I do my best to capture the spirit of your pet as I draw. I specialize in creating realistic pastel portraits – both for living pets and as memorial portraits.

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Commissioned Portraiture

Commission a talented artist to create a custom piece of artwork, just for you!

I offer a variety of sizes, price points, and options. I’ll guide you through the process, every step of the way from choosing what photo to work from and choosing a size, to even helping with framing and care once you receive the piece.

I cherish the opportunity to create a beautiful customized piece of artwork that immortalizes your beloved pet!

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Recent Commissioned Pet Portraits

in Panpastel & Pastel Pencil

Katie Emmitt Art - Dog Pastel Portrait

Katie Emmitt Art - Dog Pastel Portrait

Katie Emmitt Art - Cat Portrait

Katie Emmitt Art - Dog Pastel Portrait

Testimonials for Commissioned Pet Portraits

When my parents beloved dog crossed the rainbow bridge, I knew Katie would be the perfect fit to create something sweet to commemorate her life. My parents were brought to tears when they saw it. As a long time follower of Katie’s artwork, it is hard to put into words how unbelievably lifelike her portraits are – regardless of size or color option. On top of the amazing work – excellent communication/service. Fair pricing at several price points, helpful & responsive, and I had the portrait much sooner than I expected! Highly recommend!

– Bry Nicoletti

I just can’t get over it… I am never at a loss for words and I just can’t describe what it feels like to look at this. You captured her perfectly but it feels like so much more than that. The part of her that feels lost and gone after she died feels somehow brought back to life in this portrait… She was the best dog and while we have her ashes and lots of memories, this portrait feels like all the untethered-ness left behind after she was gone has come together. I endlessly love this! And you!!! I can’t thank you enough!

– Maureen Weisman


Located in Raleigh, NC

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Katie Emmitt Art – Custom Pet Portraits