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



Sunday, January 31, 2016

Happy New Year

 This year I am going to be more productive with my Blog. I have been busy with my paintings but haven't taken the time to post. This is going to change. It seems I've posted more on Facebook which   because I am on it everyday. If you have a Facebook you can find me there also. My business has gotten most of its advertising from word of mouth along with Facebook and I have a sign on my car. I also have portraits hanging in the local Vet office. like always Christmas is a busy time for me and sadly to say many of my commissions are of pets that have passed away. Even with that, the owners are so happy to have that beautiful memory and such a thoughtful gift.
  Looking at other Pet Portrait Artists is so mind blowing to see how talented people can be. It gives me so much inspiration to see their talent. It's also amazing to see the different styles in painting. This is what makes it fun. I believe you need to find the right Artist that fits your personality and what makes you happy. Some have the true to life style, some the cartoon look, there are many unique styles of painting animals. I feel like my style would fall under the category of true to life with a touch of whimsy. Not only do we have our own style but we use different mediums and tools. You just have to find what artist and style fits for you.
  I would love to hear from you if you are interested in a painting. I am also looking forward to  meeting more Artist and Bloggers.  Have a wonderful 2016 and I look forward to sharing my talent with you all.

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