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, 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.