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



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.

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