Humorous Oil Paintings of Pets Make for Unforgettable Christmas Gifts

Anyone who is looking for that one-of-a-kind Christmas gift for the person who has everything can now buy their loved ones a gift they will never forget: an oil painting of their pet.

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There are few things anyone loves more than their pet.  This holiday season, those who are struggling to find the perfect, one-of-a-kind Christmas gift for the person who has everything can take heart that they have an option that is truly unique: an oil painting of the recipient’s pet.

Founder Chris Jensen says, “The love we get from our pets is unconditional. It’s important to show them just how much we care for them, whether through walks, treats, or cuddles. With Nobilified, we give pet owners another to show the world how much we care about our furry loved ones.”

Which painting pet lovers choose all depends on the personality of the pet, whether you want Mittens memorialized as Napoleon Bonaparte or Fido memorialized as Jon Snow, from Game of Thrones, as blue Frenchie and “public figure” Balou Blue was painted.

Da Vinci’s “Lady with an Ermine” and Bronzino’s “Portrait of a Lady with a Puppy” are popular choices.  Bruno Mars’s portrait of himself and his girlfriend even had his dog included in a Nobilified replica of Joseph Wright’s portrait of Thomas Gisborne and his wife.  When you’re selecting a painting as a gift, owners often enjoy a painting of what they love most, whether they juxtapose their fur baby in a famous oil painting from the 17th century, or a character from their favorite television show.

It’s not just dogs who have fun; cat lovers commission oil paintings of their favorite feline, too.  Jensen says, “Let’s be honest, some of our feline friends tend to think they are emperors of their own empire. Nobilified helps us immortalize them through various a hand-painted oil portraits of them as Napoleon or Empress Dowager.”

For portraits of pets, Nobilified recommends customers select famous portraits that are from the waist up, which allows the artists to capture more details of the pet’s appearance.  Some examples include: Agnolo Bronzino’s portraits of Maria de’Medici and Cosimo I de’Medici, or even the Mona Lisa.

Jensen adds, “Getting someone a cool painting of their pet is a sure way to make them love you.  There are those people I’m our lives who have absolutely everything they could ever need. In these cases, commissioning a painting of their pets is a sure way to put a smile on their face and some love in their hearts.”

What is Nobilified

So, what is Nobilified? Nobilified makes it easy to commission a hand-painted oil painting that is unique and tailored to its recipients tastes or hobbies. Nobilified helps cut down the process of commissioning a portrait from days down to minutes. The process is simple: select the painting or image of your choice, upload a clear selfie, and let us know whether you would prefer Louis XIV’s sweet wig, or whether you would rather Jim keep his own haircut. Check out using our secure system, and wait patiently while our classically trained artist turns your idea—brushstroke by brushstroke—into a masterpiece.  We then send you a photo of the painting before shipping to ensure satisfaction.

How the Process Works

The process is simple: customers can simply upload a picture of the person who they want to create a portrait of and select the oil painting that they want to add the recipient to.  Pets, significant others, and children can be added to the portrait as well alongside fire-breathing unicorns, Nyan cats and UFO’s.


Nobilified is dedicated to revolutionizing the art world. Nobilified believes that while not everyone may have the artistic skills required to paint a masterpiece, everyone possesses an intuitively creative mind. At Nobilified, customer dreams and fantasies are transformed into actual works of art, which can proudly displayed in any home, dorm, office, cabin, yacht, or even a swanky Chateau. Everyone has an artistic side, and everyone sees the world in their own unique way. Nobilified wants this diversity to make an imprint on the course of art history by immortalizing customers’ wildest dreams.

In addition to providing high quality oil paintings, Nobilified wants to change the way people perceive art, by making it fun and accessible, thus giving customers the opportunity to share or gift a unique custom made oil painting with friends and family. No longer will having an oil painting of oneself hanging above the chimney be out-of-reach. This privilege used to be reserved for the upper tiers of society, but, now, it is shared with everyone, even if they are not knighted. A unique, hand-painted, oil-on-canvas work of art can add a touch of grandeur to any living quarters.

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