I am passionate about painting, whether the subjects are human, animal or a special place, and I am honored that you are considering me  to create your one of a kind painting.

My Process

Your painting can be completed from your photos or mine. Please feel free to contact me at any time and I can help guide you with your photo selection. Your painting will be an original. Painted entirely by hand with the finest quality acrylic paint on canvas.

I will be in touch with you throughout this process, showing you progress of the painting along the way to insure it is everything you want it to be. Turn around time is approximately. 3-6 weeks, depending on the size of my waiting list, and the complexity of your painting.

The finished painting will ship to you via USPS Priority mail, with insurance and tracking within the United States.

custom dog painting on canvas by artost Julie Rustad
Jessie the golden retriever loved her painting. It was commissioned as a surprise birthday present to her Dad.


6″ x 6″
10″ x 10″
12″ x 12″
For pricing of larger sizes please contact me privately.

Other sizes are available upon request, these are simply some of my most popular, standard sizes. If you have any other questions please get in touch with me.

This is an unforgettable gift that any parent, grandparent, or pet lover would treasure forever.


“Julie- My parents JUST got the image today and, wow…did they love it!!!
They said they opened it and almost cried. They knew it was Bodie right off the bat. They are trying to find a place in the house to hang it right now. My mom is an artist and said that she loves your style: how you can tell its Bodie, but its abstract at the same time…I love it too! It was such a wonderful experience to do that project with you, thank you so much again. It was truly the best present = )Did you say you’d be willing to do another one with my two dogs too?   – Alyssa