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



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


  1. I love your paintings and the slide shows on here!! I seriously might have to get one done!! Debbie

  2. That would be great. I would love to do it for you. Have a great day.