The Artist

Hello, Welcome to my Pet Portrait Blog. First I'd like to tell you a little bit about myself. I was born and raised just outside of Buffalo NY. I am now living in Atlanta GA. My husband and I have two beautiful daughters, 4 Shih Tzu's and a Great Dane. Life is good! Growing up we always had a dog and sometimes other little critters. I was lucky to have parents that loved animals as much as I did. As a little girl I loved to draw and color. I would sit for hours with my friends and draw different things and we would have contests. Later when I moved to GA and after I married and had children I got into the collectibles/antique business. I enjoyed that for 15 years.I started painting on furniture, clothes, glass and old windows. Recycling the old windows and furniture into something whimsy was a big hit. My customers would have me paint windows to hang on their front porches, in their gardens, and even in their houses. That was the beginning of painting murals at home, churches and store fronts. Again people were loving the whimsical style I had. From there I went to a few art classes and loved what I was learning. I was surprised to find that my passion in painting was not landscape, still life or people portraits. My favorite was to paint animals. Maybe because I love animals and I can connect with them. Again, friends and family were enjoying my paintings and soon I was getting jobs to paint peoples pets for gifts. So here I am and loving it.

Important information I will need from you before you order

I paint from photographs which I can get through email or snail mail.
1) Make sure the photo is taken in natural lighting (this helps with the details, coloring and features on your pet)
2) Take the picture on your pets level.
3) A great face shot brings out your pets personality

Along with the photo tell me about: Color of hair, fur, or feathers
Choice of background color
Size of canvas
Full body or Head shot
Number of animals on one canvas(will have added pricing
Added items in background (will have added pricing)
Email, Address and Phone


Size of canvas and price with one pet on canvas

6" x 6" = $65.00
8" x 10" = $85.00
11" x 14" = $110.00
12" X 12" = $110.00
12" x 24" = $135.00
16" x 20" =$145.00
18" x 24" = $160.00
24" x 30" = $175.00

For additional pet in portrait: $ 75.00
50% Non Refundable Deposit Required with order
50% upon delivery



Saturday, December 17, 2011

More custom orders for Christmas

I am having so much fun this Christmas season painting such beautiful Dogs and Cats for pet lovers to give as gifts. Don't forget that it doesn't have to be Christmas to order a portrait for a gift. You can just treat yourself and there are always Birthdays, Anniversaries, or even of a loved pet that has passed away. This is such a wonderful way to make someone smile.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Christmas Orders

  Christmas is a great time to give a pet lover a gift that will warm their heart. It is always a busy time for me. This cute little guys name is Rowdy. I enjoyed painting him. I think this gift will be a hit.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

An Inspirational New Friend of Mine


Ellen Tomy is a portrait painter turned writer after watching the health of her dogs decline. Ellen launched an intense study of dogs' nutrition focusing on the work of Dr. Robert O. Young, who brought light to the body pH.  Dr. Young’s pH Miracle program played a prominent role in her research and development of a total diet plan for dogs. She applied what she had learned about nutrition for people, along with her findings on dogs’ health, to her own dogs’ diet. After seeing the positive results in her two Cavalier King Charles spaniels, Scarlett and Katie, Ellen turned to other friends’ pets in crises, as well as rescue dogs in awful conditions with similar outcome. The results were so overwhelming that she wrote a book, A Dog’s Life Diet, to help other dog lovers concerned about the health of their dogs. Ellen’s hope is that others who love these precious friends will be able to provide them with a healthier and happier life.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Atlanta Pet EXPO

     On Saturday Nov.12th  I went to the Atlanta Pet Expo at the North Atlanta Trade Center. I was so surprised at all the people that brought their dogs. So many different kinds too. I was very impressed with all the vendors and their displays. I hope to have a booth there next year. I received a lot on free little gifts and signed up to win a few thing. I met quite a few people and gave little pats to many beautiful dogs. It is so wonderful to see all the people looking at the pet adoption for dogs and cats. I was also surprised that is was FREE admission and parking. That made it even better.
  I want to name a couple of Vendors I talked to and I will write about them in my next blog. I met so many and they were all so nice with lots of information. I will also give you their website address so you can get to know them yourself.

Life Data Labs Inc.  Make Breeder's Formula a dietary supplement for dogs. Help dogs with a dull coat, skin problems and the anxious behavior type.

Blue Buffalo Company    Makes dog and cat food that have been shown to help support Immune systems,Life stage requirements, and Healthy oxidative balance.

Holistic  Canine Caviar it's an alkine based dog food that is designed to help prevent cancer.

A Dog's Life Diet  (Book on healthy foods for you dog)   Very nice lady Ellen Tomy who wrote the book.  I did talk to her awhile and it's a must to visit her site.

Big Daddy Biscuits  They make an all natural dog biscuit.

My BFF Bakery  They make homemade dog treats using wholesome ingredients

Atlanta Beagle Rescue, Inc.  Everyone needs to be loved. Why not rescue a Beagle

Bliss Animal Haven They are a licensed non-profit pet rescue organization.    Very nice people with the love of animals.

Georgia Homeless Pets  They save injured, neglected, abused, and special needs. They also euthanasia.

JO-THOR  Dog Academy  They teach agility, obedience,rally, CGC, problem solving and they also board. Talked To Joan and you can just see the love she has for training. Very important to visit her site.   and

K-9 coach Bed and Bark   Doggie playcare, Lodging, Grooming Group classes, and  Private

Deceased Pet Care    This is a Funeral Home, Crematory and Cemetery. What a wonderful place for you to put to rest your pet who is so much a part of your family. They show so much love and understand what you go through with the loss of your pet.  They have 3 locations. Chamblee, GA, Gwinnett, Bethlehem, GA, and Douglasville GA. Visit their site for more information.

Paradox Spay/Neuter Clinic  The clinic offers low cost spay/ neuter to help solve the problem of pet overpopulation which results in destruction of over 3 million perfectly good dogs and cats each year in the US.

DEE'S GROOMING GALLERY  Professional Groomer in Sandy Springs GA 

Camp Woof   They have 3 locations. Norcross, Ga, Dekalb, GA, and Druid Hills Ga. Camp Woof has dog daycare, boarding and dog grooming.

Jennifer Laura Designs  Jennie designs beautiful collars for the refined dog. visit her site and make your dog walk with it's head up high with a designer collar. www.JENNIFERLAURADESIGNS.COM

Just for Wags  Everyone has a right to be rescued.
Very nice people to work with to get your new friend.

Dog Talk Radio  You Talk I Bark  What a great idea. It is Hosted by Top Dogg Master k-9 Trainer.  On every Saturday 10 am to 12 pm @

Hope you have a change to visit all these sites. I really think you will enjoy and maybe they will come into use for you and your fuzzy friend.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Rock' N Rib Fest Lawrenceville Ga

  What a GREAT time at the Rock N Rib Fest. I couldn't believe all the people that came. I met a lot of animal lovers and saw many dogs. I wish I took more pictures but it seemed I was always busy talking to people about my paintings. It was a bit too windy which made it a bit chilly but other than that is was a great time.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Liburn Patch write up from the 4th of July.

Dominic, a 22 month old, 160 pound Great Dane made Main Street look small. I have always had a fantasy about owning a Great Dane, but had never seen one in person. Dominic belongs to Hilary Kidd. With Hilary was her mother, a friend of mine, Becky Kidd, a pet portrait artist that had an art opening at the shop earlier this year, and Grandma Dolly Muchow. Becky brought Zoe, her 8 year old Shih Tzu, with her. Talk about extremes. From the largest dog I have seen to one of the smallest! You have to see Dominic in person to understand the size and the manners of this huge dog. I was very impressed!
  Thanks to Barbara Barth the owner of The Little Shop of Arts and Antiques in Lilburn and also an author and dog lover for writing about us in the Lilburn Patch. . You need to visit her. She always has something going on at her shop.  Local  Artist, Authors, Photographers even small bands have been guests at her shop.  Come to Main Street Lilburn and visit and also Check out Barbara's website.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Friday, June 17, 2011

Is everyone enjoying their summer so far!

  I know Dominic and Scooter are enjoying it so far. Dominic kept digging in the yard to find that cool dirt so we bought him his own swimming pool. Doesn't he look happy? He loves bobbing for golf balls in it too.
 I hope you enjoy my new slide shows I just added. I am still trying to learn this whole blogging thing. It helps to have smart daughters to help. So be patient with me. I also add on the side bar my painted place mats for your pets. They are wonderful for the spills. You just need to wipe it with a damp cloth. Better than having a rug down that you have to keep throwing in the wash. Price differ with size and detail. You can have your pets name painted on it also. Great gift for someone who just got a puppy. Enjoy your summer and keep checking back for more painting. If you are interested in a pet portrait or place mat you can email me at

Friday, May 13, 2011

Lawrenceville Patch

Wes and I went to the pawsfest with Dominic and Zoe. A photographer from Lawrenceville Patch took our picture.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Pawsfest in Lawrenceville, Ga on May 7th

My husband Wes and I took one of my Shih Tzu's Zoe, and our Great Dane Dominic to the Pawsfest and had a great time. We met a lot of nice people and sweet pups. I think Dominic was a Rock Star there. Everyone was walking up to him. I really think he enjoyed all the attention. It was a wonderful day to start out the Mothers Day weekend.

Some of the people we met were Main Street Photography. They are in Suwannee, Ga. Their work is beautiful ,so you need to visit their site at Another person I met was Judy with Ga Center for Humane Eduction. She was so nice to talk to. visit :

Monday, April 18, 2011

The day I met Buddy

Buddy's Mom Alyse won a free pet portrait from the raffle for the Animal Action Rescue Group. Saturday we met for the first time so she could get the painting. everyone was happy and buddy was a sweet boy. I hope the visit with them again. I know they will enjoy the portrait.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Paws for a Cause, Animal Action Rescue Event in Decatur Ga

What a perfect day for this event. I met many nice people and so many dogs. My two little girls, Zoe and Scooter came along to be my mascots. They helped bring more people into my booth. My husband, Wes also came along to help me set up. Visit the rescue site at for event they have and for different ways you can help.

Paws for a Cause in Decatur, Ga

Friday, April 1, 2011

The finished winning portrait from the AAR raffle

I had so much fun painting Buddy. He was the winner of the Animal Action Rescue raffle that I had from my show at The Little Shop of Arts and Antiques which is in the old town of Lilburn. Be sure to come by another event the AAR is having in Decatur on the 9th.

Paws for a Cause in Decatur, Ga

April 9th 2011 in the square of Decatur, Ga. Animal Action Rescue will be having an event. Check out their website for more information. Lets hope for good weather. Come by my booth and say hello.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

We have a Winner

I am so excited for the winner Alyse Monticello of Decatur Ga. She entered the raffle at my Pet Portrait Event in Lilburn, Ga at The Little Shop of Arts and Antiques. The raffle money goes to Animal Action Rescue and the winner gets a 11 x 14 custom pet portrait. The event was so much fun. We had a great turnout. I met so many nice people and a few of their pets. Barbara the owner of The Little Shop of Arts and Antiques in the old town of Lilburn has wonderful treasures in her shop and every weekend she will have a different event going on. She has had Authors for book signing, Artist, and Photographers. Barbara loves music too so don't be surprised when you visit, there maybe someone sitting outside singing and playing a guitar. Barbaras shop is open on Thursdays thru Saturday 11 to 5. Congrats to Alyse!!!!!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Event

Saturday the 19th of Feb. I will be showing my Pet Portraits at The Little Shop of Arts and Antiques in the Old Town of Lilburn. My art will be on display until the 26th. I will be donating a 11 X 14 Custom Pet Portrait to help raise funds for Animal Actions Rescue. To enter the raffle it cost $2.00. The winner will be emailed by Monday the 28th. You can go to the Rescue site at It would be great to see you at the event. Bring pictures of your pets, I would love to see them.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

REMINDER: The Little Shop of Arts and Antiques Show

Hi everyone, I just wanted to remind you of my upcoming event at The Little Shop of Arts and Antiques. The shop is in Lilburn, Ga and the kick off will be Saturday, February 19th,from 12 to 3. I am so excited to have you come visit with me and view my work. Please feel free to bring picture of your pets. I would love to see them. You will also be able to see all the wonderful treasures Barbara has in her shop. I will be there until the end of the month, Thursdays through Saturdays.