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Custom Portraits

Jimmydog Custom Portraits
Capture your memories with an endearing custom portrait painted by renowned North Carolina portrait artist Todd Belcher, specializing in custom painted pet portraits.

Todd is known for his colorful, stylistic interpretations and his ability to create a composite portrait from multiple photographs. He draws and paints every custom portrait by hand, utilizing his exceptional artistic gift to convey the unique spirit and likeness of his subjects.

You can commission a portrait of your beloved pet or a special child, family member or friend, and Todd will create a custom portrait from your photographs. You can also commission a pencil or painted portrait from multiple photos, and Todd will place all the subjects together in one work of original custom portrait art.
This is unique because it can create a cherished portrait of your relatives or ancestors, placing them together even if they are not in the same original photograph. Todd also accepts commissions for custom pencil and painted portraits of architecture, including homes and churches.

Custom Portrait: Jack, Stella & Lucy

“I just received the portrait and it is just beautiful! I really love it, it is everything I was hoping for. Thank you both you have been a pleasure to deal with. I’m looking forward to showing it to my friends who have known my dogs for years. It is such a beautiful tribute to them. I know I will be in touch with you again for my other (now 2) dogs. They are far less regal looking and more goofy so you can have some fun with their portraits.”
— Debby Murphy. Huntington, NY

Custom portraits make a distinctively wonderful gift, especially for the pet lover. A custom painted pet portrait can be a treasured way to immortalize a lost pet, honoring their unconditional love through art.

Also available are fine art prints for anyone who wishes to share their custom portrait with friends and loved ones. Each fine art print captures the rich color and detail of the original portrait and is hand-signed by the artist. For more information, visit the Commission a Portrait page.

I'm most struck by Todd Belcher's ability to convey the unique spirit of an animal in his paintings, especially given the mishmash of photos I've provided him to use as the basis for portraits. My cat, Helen, had been deceased for a couple of years when I had Todd paint her. The day I hung the portrait, Helen's sister-cat Gertrude, would not take her eyes off it. She stared and stared, convinced that her nemesis Helen had returned from the dead. I don't think anyone could have given the painting a higher compliment!
— Julie Palm, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Custom Portrait: Helen

Personalized Letters from the Rainbow Bridge
After Todd and Stephanie Belcher lost their beloved dog Jimmy, the namesake of their family run business, Jimmy sent them letters from beyond the Rainbow Bridge. He wrote letters telling of his time there and the arrivals of many other cherished pets. Now Jimmy can send you a personalized, hand-crafted letter from the Rainbow Bridge. Letters come in beautifully decorated envelopes illustrated by hand. Learn more about receiving a letter from Jimmy from beyond the Rainbow Bridge.

If you have questions about custom painted pet portraits or other commissions, contact Todd at 336-201-7475 or send a message from our contact page. Visit our Custom Portrait Gallery to see examples of Todd's work.

In response to the feedback we've received from happy customers, we now offer gift items featuring selected custom portraits. Our online store includes quality portrait reproductions on selected items including note cards, framed prints and t-shirts.

Visit the Jimmydog Shop to see the gift items now available.

Custom Portrait: Simon & Gilligan

“After an especially trying year, I couldn't stand the thought of giving my mom a sweater or CD for her birthday. The moment she opened Todd's painting of ‘her boys,’ I knew I'd given her a very special, enduring gift. It's perfect for anyone whose furry friends are part of the family. Thanks for your beautiful work, Todd!”
— Deanna Abrams, Burlington, North Carolina

The Jimmydog Design Group LLC, 740 Barnsdale Road
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27106-5530
Office: 336-201-7475  Cell: 336-978-3683