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.
“Thank you again for the beautiful painting of Kona and Sarge. I absolutely love it and will cherish it forever.” — Colleen Byers, Winston Salem, 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.
“I am at a loss for words. Todd does amazing work—better than amazing, actually! My husband is thrilled with how Todd was able to capture his little boy's ‘wise old spirit.’ We plan on adding a dog to our little family as soon as we get settled in Oregon. If you would do me the honor, I would love to commission another portrait as a gift for my husband. Again, thank you so very much for this special treasure—we shall cherish it for the rest of our lives. Pets and purrs from us and our fur babies to you and yours.”
— Elisabeth and Rob Torgersrud, San Pedro, CA
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.
“I love the portrait Todd did of my oldest dog, Molly. I cried when I opened it on Christmas Day and it hangs in a prominent place of honor in my living room. In fact, when I moved recently, it was the first piece of art I hung. Todd perfectly captured not only Molly's features, but her spirit, too. I've never had a piece of artwork affect me the way this one does.” — Fran Marshall, High Point, North Carolina