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, August 31, 2012

Dominic's 3rd Birthday

This is Dominic. He is 3 today. He is my daughters dog but I am around him the most. Dominic weighs 160lbs and is a sweet boy. I have 4 Shih Tzu too. I'm not sure if the Shih Tzu's think they are a Great Dane or Dominic thinks he is a Shih Tzu.They all get along just great. Dominic loves to go to the park for walks and also the dog park to play with other fluffy friends. If he sees that I have my sneakers on look out. THAT MEANS PARK!!!!!! Happy Birthday Dominic, you are a good boy

Monday, August 20, 2012


This sweet face belongs to Trover. He was a very loved and sweet boy. Trover was painted with Acrylic paints on a 11 x 14 canvas from a picture.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

What do you think??????

I am playing around with colors for my blog. These are my favorite colors but I need your imput of what you think. Is it easy for you to read and see all my paintings? Would love to hear from you. Have a wonderful day.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Redoing my blog

My blog is under construction but is still use able. I have been busy painting and have not been on my blog in awhile. I am back and will have it fresh and colorful plus some new paintings coming soon. The time of year is just around the corner where I am my busiest so if you are thinking of giving a gift like a pet portrait and you would like me to paint it get your order in soon.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

   The owner of this beautiful dog had her portrait taken for her husband. This is Maggie and she passed away. She was a sweet girl and will be missed by her family.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

February has been a busy month.

  These four pups are all from the same family.  You can see they all have their own personalities. The customer Janet wanted to have their names on the portrait which I think is a great idea. Bear the black Chow was a rescue and had lost an eye. If you notice his one eye has his beautiful black hair covering where his eye was. He looks like a sweet guy.
  Heidi is a Rat Terrier and I am sure she is full of life. If you know Terriers, they have a spunky personality. Jack the black Schnauzers seem like a loyal companion and very bright. Ben the Spaniel is one that you just want to cuddle on the couch with. I am sure they are all wonderful and I am sure Janet feels very blessed to have the four of them.

Custom order

  This Huskie is the furry friend of a guy I went to High School with all the way in Buffalo, NY. We found each other on face book and Rick ( the guy from High School) saw my pet portrait site on FB and asked if I would paint his dog. He sent me a picture of Badit but he had a ball in his mouth. Rick didn't want the ball in the painting so I think I captured his express pretty good. It's really is better to have the picture the way you would like it for me but I think it turned out fine. I believe Rick was happy when Bandits portrait arrived by UPS.

Friday, February 17, 2012

We have a Winner!

This  is Lexi. She won the Raffle for the Humane Society of  Jackson County, Ga Event. Her Mom is Patti and she tried out and won a  custom portrait of Lexi that I donated for the cause. I am so happy to help out our fluffy friends. Lexi is a beautiful girl. I enjoyed painting her.