Paintings by Alexandra Cech

Welcome to Painted Paws. Here you will find hand drawn paintings by Alexandra Cech. Browse the galleries and have a look around. When you are ready, send us an email and we will help bring your vision to life!

How it Works

Step 1: The Image

Email me a picture! The best portraits come out from high-quality images. The more detail I can see in your photo, the better the painting will turn out. In other words, pictures taken from cameras are extremely preferable over ones taken from cell phones. Make sure that the picture is not to dark, blurry, small or pixilated. If you have any doubts about your image, feel free to ask me.

Step 2: Photoshop

If you have more than one photo that you want to use, I have the ability to combine them in photoshop. I will arrange a few different compositions for you to choose from. In this stage, you have the choice to change your background, colors, or anything you want! Once you have chosen the perfect image, I use it as my reference to paint your new portrait.

Step 3: The Painting

Next, choose the size of canvas that you want. I have sizes from 8”x10” to 18”x24”, which are all standard framing sizes. I can also do custom sizes. Once you have made all of your decisions, I can get to work and complete your very own custom oil painting. Expected time of completion averages from 2-4 weeks depending on demand.

Gallery and Testimonials

Click on one of the links to view the gallery!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are these really all hand drawn and painted?
A: Yes! I do everything by hand. In fact, you can check out the process of my work in some of my videos here!

Q: How much does a painting cost?
A: All of my paintings are custom and unique. The prices are determined by the size of the canvas, number of subjects, and the level of detail involved in the work. If you would like to receive a quote, please email me at

Q: My pet has passed away, can you still do a portrait of him/her?
A: Absolutely! I work from photographic references, so as long as you have a picture, we’re good to go!

Q: All I have are small printed pictures, can you use those?
A: I can work off almost any photograph. If all you have are the old hardcopies, I can make it work.

Q: Can you combine multiple pictures into one painting?
A: Yes, in fact that is my specialty!

Q: I don’t like the background of my picture, can you change it for the painting?
A: Yes, we can make the background into anything you want!

Q: I like my pet’s face in one picture and his/her body in another. Can you combine them?
A: Most likely, as long as the poses are taken from the same camera angle.

Q: How long does it take once you get started?
A: On average, watercolors take 1-2 weeks and oils take around a month.

Q: Can you ship the painting?
A: I can ship both domestically and internationally.

Q: Which size should I choose?
A: Please click on the images below for some sizing guidlines!

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Q: How do I book?
A: A $100 deposit must be placed in oder to reserve your spot on my waitlist. This depsit goes towards the price of the painting when it's done. The average wait is 3-4 weeks, but please send me an email if you need it sooner!
Lock in your spot by placing the deposit via check, credit card, or PayPal:

About the Artist

Alexandra Cech has interests in all different kinds of fields, but art has always been her number one passion. Running a close second is her love for all animals, and having three dogs of her own, understands the love we have for our four legged best friends. She feels very fortunate that she is able to combine her passions to create works of art for her clients of their beloved animals.
Education: Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia PA


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