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



Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Dominic and Stone

These handsome guys are true buddies. Dominic the Dane is mine and Stone the English Cream Golden is my daughters. You can see the picture on the left Stone was a bit smaller and Dominic had less gray. Stone just turned 1 in July and Dominic's birthday is Aug.31th and he will be 7. he is pretty good keeping up with Stone for a while and then he rather be in another room till he rests up. Dominic as you know has 4 Shih Tzu to deal with on a daily bases but is a good boy with them. You can see Scooter in the background. She love Dominic and is always getting in his face and giving him kisses.                                                                                                                                                        

While searching the net

     I was just playing around one day and searching different things on the net and I found these. I can remember everyone I painted and the days they were taken. It is such a wonderful feeling when you type in something in on Google and something about yourself shows up. I guess it could be a bad thing too!!!! It's interesting how I thought I was just a local artist and I've gotten commissions from different states. Got to love the internet for that reason and word of mouth helps too. This has been a busy year for me and I am sure it will continue more toward the holidays. That's okay by me. I love to paint and I love to make people smile.

It has been a bit busy around here.

 All these sweet pups have been keeping me busy lately. I love it and I love to see the smile of my customers when they receive their portraits