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Pet Portrait Commissions

China Petals - Charlie Budgie Pet Portra

Making personal keepsakes and gifts is one of my most favourite things to do.  Making something that has special meaning to someone else is an honour and I feel it a great privilege when asked to do so.  


Commissioning a portrait of your pet is a very special and exciting thing to do and a great way to honour your best friend.  My style is to mosaic the animal in stained glass and then paint the background board in black.  To me this makes the animal stand out and be the focus of the work and star of the show.

The Process


I work from a photograph to ensure I capture the personality of your pet.   The quality of the photo is the key, the clearer the photo the better the portrait. As I am usually not able to meet the animals I mosaic, your photos are my only insight into what they are like.  As your pet will be created in mosaic it is not possible to replicate all details.  If there are certain aspects you wish to include please mention this in your initial consultation so we can discuss what is possible.

Style and Size 

Depending on the shape of your pet the minimum sized board I would use is a 20 cm x 20 cm square or A4 rectangle.  If you would like to include more than one pet then the size of the board will need to be larger.

The mosaic will be on a pine box cradled board, usually 2 cm deep and framed in a black floating frame so it is ready to hang.


Prices start from £200 for one pet.  Prices will vary depending on the size, number of animals and the detail involved.

Contact Me

Once you have your photos together and decided upon the type of portrait you would like, please email me with your requirements attaching a range of photographs of your pet/s. 

At this point, please also let me know if there are any deadlines such as a birthdays or anniversary, and I will endeavour to manage my schedule to fit you in. Once I receive your enquiry I can then give you an approximate time scale for completion of your artwork.

To Confirm 

Once we have discussed your portrait and decided which photo will be used, I will require at least a 50% non refundable deposit to secure your slot in my diary. Please see my terms and conditions. The remaining balance will be due on completion of your portrait. There is also an option of paying in installments - please see pricing and payment for more details.

Progress and Completion of your Mosaic

Once work commences on your portrait I will keep you posted on the progress by email. Within these emails I can show you glimpses of the painting in progress. This gives you the chance to make any comments and see it's progress. I may also post snippets on my facebook page and Instagram page, of the paintings process, unless you would prefer me not to, or if its a surprise gift.

Once complete I will email you a watermarked digital photo of the finished portrait, unless you wish me to keep it a surprise. At this stage only very minor adjustments can be made. Once absolutley satisifed I will then invoice you with the final payment request which should be paid within 7 days of completion. Your portrait will then be packaged securely.

Enclosed with your commission will be a Certificate of Authenticity for the artwork. The Certificate is printed on white card,signed by myself, and then placed in a clear protective sleeve. Please see photo below for an example.

The portrait is then ready for collection or postage as previously discussed.

Terms and Conditions Acceptance

It is not necessary for the Client to have signed any document for these terms and conditions to apply.

If the Client commissions a portrait from Diane Daley/China Petals then the Client will be deemed to have satisfied themselves as to the terms applying and have accepted these terms and conditions in full.

Please read these terms and conditions carefully. Any commission or use of services implies that you have read.

Additional Expenses

The Client agrees to reimburse Diane Daley/China Petals for any additional expenses incurred for the completion of the work. Examples of these instances would be postage charges, extra travel expenses for delivery etc.

Photo Provision

The Client will be required to provide suitable photographs for the commission work to be produced. The Client must have permission to use such photographs & it is their responsibility to not breach any copyright laws.


The pet portrait commission will be an interpretation in the artists style using the photo provided by the Client. Due to the nature of stained glass mosaic not all details will be captured. However, if the Client has specific details they would like to include and they are in the Client photograph provided Diane Daley/China Petals will do their best to include them within the mosaic. Any issues arising from the request will be discussed with the Client.

Artwork progress

Once work commences on a Clients portrait, Diane Daley/China Petals may, if requested by the Client, email photos of the progress of the Artwork & an estimated completion date. Diane Daley/China Petals reserves the right to share “painting in progress” photos to social media unless the Client expresses this not to be done. eg a surprise present Once Artwork is complete Diane Daley/China Petals will email the Client a watermarked digital photo of the finished portrait.


Diane Daley/China Petals retains the copyright to the artwork created from the Clients photo. Diane Daley/China Petals will not reproduce the Artwork & its usage will not be allowed on any other website apart from selling channels used by China Petals, such as Etsy, the China Petals website and social media pages used by China Petals to promote its business, unless client gives permission. The Client retains ownership of the orginal artwork but must obtain permission to share the artwork on social media. If the client wishes to make any reproductions of the Artwork then this must be arranged through Diane Daley/China Petals.


Diane Daley/China Petals requires a 50% deposit from the Client to confirm a commission slot. This deposit is non refundable.


Invoices will be issued by China Petals upon completion of the Artwork & before collection/delivery. Payments are are primarily set up via the China Petals website but invoices can sent via email on request. The Client will also be required to provide a current postal address to receive hard copy invoices. Payment in full is due within 7 days of listing/invoice. Please note, unless specifically agreed to by both parties prior to the issuing of an invoice, Diane Daley/China Petals does not accept payment in part or via installment. Diane Daley/China Petals accepts payment by the following methods:

Bank Transfer (BACS)

Credit/Debit Card*


* Please email Diane for complete payment details.

Termination before completion of commission

If the client chooses to terminate the services of Diane Daley/China Petals after agreeing a commission arrangement but before the commissioned project is complete, Diane Daley/China Petals reserves the right to retain any non-refundable deposits paid. Should the Client cancel the commission agreement after the Artwork has been completed, Diane Daley/China Petals reserves the right to charge up to 100% of the total projected costs. The scale of the charge will be dependent on the discretion of Diane Daley/China Petals.

If communication breaks down on the part of the Client for a period of 30 days (that is, the Client fails to reply to a communication from Diane Daley/China Petals) Diane Daley/China Petals will issue a warning email. If this warning email is not replied to (and communication does not resume) with a following period of 30 days, Diane Daley/China Petals reserves the right to terminate the commission. In this event, all deposits paid will be retained by Diane Daley/China Petals and the commission will be cancelled. If the Client wishes to continue the commission at a later date they will be required to request a new project quotation, sign a new Commission Agreement and pay a further non-refundable deposit.

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