I started painting Internet famous pets teaching a monthly Paint-Your-Pet class at one of those wine and paint bars. I would use these pets as models for my demonstration pieces. Because I'm a perfectionist, I would take the portraits into my studio after class and finish them out with my professional paints. When I posted these on social media, the response was nothing short of amazing. 

These pets have had a huge impact on my life as now I have taken the step to full-time freelance artist with commissioned pet portraits as one of my specialties. If you know me, that's a dream come true. I have a hard time putting down the brush. Here is a collection of some of my favorite portraits spanning the last few years. All are done in acrylics and oils on canvas. Thanks for looking!

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#1 Lil Bub

Lil Bub

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#2 Mannie The Frenchie

Mannie The Frenchie

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#3 Boo

Boo

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TC 1 year ago

I love this dog...

#4 Doug The Pug

Doug The Pug

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#5 Smoothie The Cat

Smoothie The Cat

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#6 Mensweardog

Mensweardog

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#7 Grumpy Cat

Grumpy Cat

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#8 Doug The Pug

Doug The Pug

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#9 Maru

Maru

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#10 Barkley Sir Charles

Barkley Sir Charles

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