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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: Max

"I want to thank you so much for my portrait present. I'm not sure words can adequately describe the feelings I have when I look at my beautiful "Max". As I write this I am choking back tears - but it brings back such sweet memories. After 13 years with Max, we had to have him put to sleep on the same day that I brought my baby boy Matthew home from the hospital. With so much energy focused on a new baby, it felt like I never had the opportunity to give Max the honor he deserved. That is no longer the case. Todd perfectly captured his personality - the way Max would look at me with his mournful, penetrating eyes. It's been 7 years since he died but opening my Christmas present was like seeing Max again. I can't express how wonderful it is! Max has always had a place in my heart, but thanks to you, he is now with our family forever. Thank you so very much!"
— Dawn Wilson, Hickory, North Carolina

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.

"Todd & Stephanie, I wanted to let you to know how delighted I am with Todd’s treatment of Oscar. I knew the picture would make me rather sad but what I didn’t anticipate is how comforting the picture is to me. I believe that I needed some special memorial for him and this seems to fulfill that need. Todd’s work has a kind of magic to it and I am so appreciative of the talent and care he took in Oscar’s portrait."
— Donna Burke, Winston Salem, North Carolina

Custom Portrait: Oscar

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: Jeffrey

“The portrait is fabulous! Thank you so much. My sister and her husband loved Jeffrey’s portrait! They both thought you really captured their little guy, and my daughter was thrilled she was able to provide the photo that was instrumental in the great portrait you painted. So as you can see, there was more than satisfaction for all your hard work and extraordinary talent.”
— Karen Leonard, Greensboro, North Carolina

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