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I'm Billie Mann, an artist based in Raleigh, North Carolina. I work from a home-based studio under the business name of "Art by Billie".

My main website is at ArtByBillie.com; you can also find me on Facebook at Facebook.com/ArtByBillie

My mediums are oils, acrylics, graphite, and pen and ink.

Pet portraiture is my specialty, but I also accept commissions for
paintings of seascapes, celebrities, and drawings of people in the
private sector (common folk like us).

Some things to consider when contemplating commissioning a portrait:

- Portraits are based on photographs supplied by the client.

- Backgrounds are usually abstract/tonal.

- Cost is determined by the size, media, and number of subjects/amount
of the subjects depicted (example: a full-body is generally higher in
cost than a headshot).

- I accept commissions; I also have several pieces for sale on my site.

Profile Summary:
Custom pet portraits and more Raleigh, NC
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Custom pet portraits and more

Category: Art / Creative
Description
My mediums are oil on canvas, graphite on
heavy vellum or charcoal paper, pen and ink on heavy vellum, and
digital art.

Pet portraiture is my specialty, but I also accept commissions for
paintings of seascapes, celebrities, and drawings of people in the
private sector (common folk like us).
Relevant Education / Credentials
B.F.A. in commercial art, awarded 1980 from Stephens College in Columbia, MO. Have been drawing all my life, mostly people. However, just started painting 3 years ago, and depicting pets for the first time in my life at that time, which is mostly what I do now, so will rank my experience in years by that (3).
Years Experience: 3