New Canvas Sizes, A Perfect Answer.

Sometimes, over-thinking a problem doesn’t help.

For about 5/6 months now, I’ve been considering a change to my prices and loathing even the thought of doings so.  I am so comfortable with them, they have a great uptake and happily seem to be in the sweet-spot of acceptance for those wishing to have their dogs inmortalised in paint forever.

However (& very boringly) prices for my materials has grown particularly over the past year.

Something needed to change.

Happily the answer came to me, and it’s one that I am super comfortable with.

I can now keep my prices the same, but tweak the canvas sizes - just a little.

So, from now on my canvas sizes are:

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I truly would have loved to keep them the same as they were, but in truth I was worried about the level of detail in each one of my paintings.  If I had kept them all as they were, I would have to accept more commissions at one time, which may have lead to each being compromised.

The uber, best top quality of each painting leaving my studio is something that is unmoveable.  Each painting has to be the very, very best I can do.

So now, I have my answer, and am really happy.

If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact me on

You may also like to read my blog post - ‘How Much Does it Cost Me To Make A Dog Portrait Painting?’

With love, Samantha

About Samantha

Samantha Barnes is

Sam is a practicing artist of 25yrs with a deep love of dogs.  Her drawings, paintings and prints are exhibited in galleries throughout the country.  In 2017 she painted her dog Barney and clients began to ask for bespoke portraits of their own best friends.  Since then, Sam has successfully painted over 60 personalised commissions and sends her dog paintings all over the world.  

She has a stand-alone testimonial page on Trustpilot and is proud to support canine charities too.To talk about having your own dog painted or to give as a gift, email Sam on today.