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, February 12, 2016

Nothing better than a clean studio

I couldn't stand it any longer I had to clean, organize and decorate one of my favorite rooms in my house.  I can't concentrate on painting unless my house is straight. It makes painting so much more fun. I am ready to roll.                                                  

Monday, February 1, 2016

Getting older but still Handsome

  My handsome boy is showing his age. Dominic is my Mr Big. Have you ever seen Sex in the City? His nick name is Mr Big from that show.  Dominic was my daughters dog but when she moved she wasn't able to take him. My husband wasn't to happy about that since we have 4 Shih Tzus. NOW, he wouldn't let anyone take him. Dominic has been such a great  dog. He is so sweet and loves my 4 other pups. He is such a wonderful guard dog too. As sweet as he is not many people will come up our driveway because of his size and his bark. My husbands office is in our house so we have FedX and UPS always coming to drop packages off. They make sure before they get out of the truck to see if the coast is clear. Of course I don't blame them but if they got to know him they would see how sweet he is.  They would get to enjoy the big lean of the Dane. Danes are known for leaning on you and they also think they are lap dogs. Big babies that's all they are. Dominic carries his bed and blanket around. We have a bed upstairs which is a crib mattress. Downstairs he has a big pillow dog bed that he takes from the kitchen to the family room depending on where we all are.  He loves to be around us. The only furniture he ever gets on is my daughters bed. He loves it cause he can lay there and look out the front window. Our house can get a bit noisy as you can imagine with 5 dogs. I wouldn't have it any other way.