Digital painting is a method in which the artist uses a computer and digital stylus to transform a photograph with different brushstrokes and filters and create an image that appears to have been traditionally painted. The advantage of a digital painting is that it can be re-sized and printed on any medium desired. The painting process is so forgiving that even a small cell phone image can be turned into a frame-able work of art. Of course, the best results will still come from larger high resolution images that provide more pixel information to work with.

This is not a “one-button” process. It can take hours to bring out details in dark photographs, clone out backgrounds, and then meticulously build up layers of digital “paint” with different sized brushstrokes and textures.

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Fill out the contact form below to start the conversation or email me directly at [email protected].  You can submit your reference photograph through email or, if you have a couple favorites and can’t decide, I can help you narrow it down! If you have several photographs that you’d like to combine into a single painting (a composite image), I can do that for an additional fee.

*If you are using an image taken professionally, I will need written permission from the photographer to paint their copyrighted image.

Once we’ve settled on the image, I’ll go over your size and printing options. In addition to painting the image, we can have it professionally printed on fine art paper or canvas and even have it framed!  I will send you a Paypal invoice for the agree-upon amount and once payment is received, I will begin working on your painting. This usually takes a few days and, once complete, I will send you a proof of the image. After you’ve approved it, I’ll send the image off to the printer and framer and you will have the final image on your doorstep within a week!

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I presented Danica with an odd request. I wanted an image of the sound wave of my dog’s bark put on canvas. Within minutes of submitting my request, Danica contacted me and presented me with all of my options: everything from size, to colors, to types of frames and canvas. Once my selection was made, the finished product was on my door step in less than a week. It is one of my most prized possessions and I get nothing but great compliments about it. I would highly recommend Danica and Pouka Art to anyone and everyone! Megan Ramirez

Danica is such an incredible visionary – greater than anyone I have ever worked with before! She took my simple specs and turned them into an amazing work of art!

Tears of joy and gratitude for the beauty of what Danica created and thankfulness for such an easy work process!

Lynn Neff

People always say to take a lot of pictures and capture memories. That if you don’t you might regret not having moments to look back on. These words fell true when my sweet Hanna became ill and I realized I didn’t have very many “decent” photos of her.  I contacted Danica to see if she could work with any of the photos I had.   Thanks to her amazing talents with digital painting, Danica was able to salvage a mediocre photo of my sweet girl and turn it into a gorgeous piece of art that I will cherish for many years. Marcie Pollack