Pet Portrait Commissions

Hi, my name is Marcelo Rochá and I’m a professional Oil Painter. I have been working with pet portraits in oil painting for over 10 years. I have painted over 200 commissions which are mainly in the US, UK, Australia and Canada. My painting style is heavily influenced by The Art Students League of New York where I studied for years. My work is realistic but with an impressionistic touch as I like very expressive brushstrokes. The comments I get the most is that I manage to capture their personality in my paintings. Here on this page you will find everything about how to commission an oil painting, such as Sizes, Prices, Payment, Shipping, Features, Testimonials and the Commission Form. Even if you are not sure about the commission, I will be happy to answer any questions.


Marcelo Rochá


Gift Box

All commissioned paintings come in a beautiful gift box which, in addition to protecting the painting, can also be used as a gift box.


Stretched Canvas

All paintings are made on the most traditional surface used in oil painting, stretched canvas. (Exception for 9×12 which is made on wood panel)


Painted Edges

All paintings have painted edges and arrive ready to hang on the wall. No frame required (Exception for 9×12 which is made on wood panel).


Pay when it's done

Half upfront is not required. When the painting is done, I forward the Invoice and payment method Credit or Debit.

Free Shipping

Free Shipping to North America and Europe. For other regions it is necessary to consult me because the free shipping will depend on the size of the painting.

Painted from a photo

Send me as many photos as you have. I’ll help you choose the best photo to paint. I can change the background and remove collars and harnesses.

I have commissioned Marcelo twice for dog portraits and he never fails to deliver something that will touch your heart and you will cherish forever. He absolutely captured the soul of both of my pups and I will never be able to thank him enough.


🇺🇸 John Lawson

You get more than a breath taking piece of art. Marcelo’s communication and professionalism is as amazing as his art. My fiancé and I were blown away at the quality of everything. Even the box that it comes in is top notch.

🇺🇸 OH Jacob

Marcelo did the most incredible oil painting of our dog Maya. The likeness to the original photo is unbelievable. It is a beautiful tribute to our beloved girl who we lost in June. Thank you Marcelo, for this wonderful addition to our home.

🇺🇸 Nadine Parnell


9″x12″ = $ 380.00 (wooden panel)
12″x16″ = $ 480.00 (stretched canvas)
16″x20″ = $ 580.00 (stretched canvas)
18″x24″ = $ 780.00 (stretched canvas)
24″x30″ = $ 1,280.00 (stretched canvas)

Commission Form