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



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 :


  1. Hi Becky! Thanks for stopping by Critter Alley. We've signed on as your newest followers. Love your artwork and, of course, your critters!


  2. Hi! I found my way to your blog and wanted to say how wonderful your paintings are! I love seeing the work of other artists -- my mommy is an artist too!

    I followed you and wish you continued success!

    Woofs & hugs,


    Beautiful and so life like! I'm gone have to get one done of Kirby soon. Stopping by on the pet blog hop. Come visit us!

  4. I've never heard of a pawfest around here, I wish they had them. I think it sounds like fun

  5. Pawsfest! Wish I'd known about it, I would have let my sister know - she's in Lilburn! Looks like it was fun. :)