Signature custom portrait

Thank you for your interest in the signature portrait! This custom painting is in the style of my signature art project “Fur coats and backpacks”. It is each one’s soul that I portray. Every encounter, I deeply tune into one’s energy and capture the wind they rise. In the procedure, I go into super fine detail visually and in character. 


Are you interested in becoming a travel cat? Is your furry friend craving a wild adventure? I am here to help you prepare for a new beginning, celebrating the eternal soul journey. 





Estimated time 

14 days 

(Ask me for current schedule status & special requests)



  1. Contact me via contact form or Email: for details

  2. Share stories, send pictures & payment

  3. Cozy wait time! 

  4. First meeting via Email as digital file 

  5. Receive the original painting in the mail


  • Your story is so essential! At the beginning, I will ask you to answer a few fun questions. This information will help me to enter one's world with depth. 

  • Painting takes 10 to 14 days after I receive all the materials and payment. Let me know if you have a target date and I will do my best to meet it.

  • U.S. Domestic Shipping cost is $10 (via Usps priority mail) or Free local pick-up!



“Mari created the most magical portrait of our dog, Cody, as he sets off on a great backpacking adventure.  His portrait is one of our family's most treasured items.  Working with Mari was a delight - I could not have had a better experience! ”



“Our Maki is a very multi colored kitty, Mari got all of her spots and stripes and her sweet little face just right! Her watercolors are just as soft as the subject.”


“Mari did an amazing job capturing  Maki's

personality, and her love of plants! Absolutely beautiful and perfect rendering of our precious girl.”



 I love Mari’s Cat Portraits. Her skilled hand creates every thoughtful detail that really embodies the subject and also breathes life to each cat portrait. I can look at the portraits I own for hours. One of the best feelings I've had was giving them as gifts and seeing the amazement and wonder in the eye of the recipient. Thank you, Mari.


-Jose Tapia