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Custom Pet portraits and portrait earrings: dogs, cats and birds, Oh My! 

A big part of my success with being a working artist is my custom pet portrait work. Not only do I enjoy painting dogs, cats and birds, but while I am working on them I feel an instant bond or connection with the person the pieces are for. To be honest, this is one of the biggest motivators in doing what I do – that human connection. Check out the listing to get your own pet portrait here. They come with 3 size options and are reasonably priced! No pet is denied, I will paint any species, but dogs and cats are the most popular of course. 

Custom Pet portrait work from the past couple years…

  • I also love to hand-paint dog and cat breeds on tiny charm earrings. I paint the earrings on dense board with a light protective coating and your choice of hardware finishes. (Copper, bronze, surgical steel or gold plated) The earrings retail for $38 and are quite lightweight. Generally the earrings measure 2 inches from top to bottom, but can be made to order and as such, can be larger or smaller. The cat earrings can be found here and the doggies are here
  • Assorted popular dog breed hand-painted charm earrings

  • Feel free to reach out with any requests or questions! 
  • Assorted popular cat breed earrings

A Surge in the Painting Department…

January is more often than not – my most inspired month. This month has found me painting all of my favorite childhood heroes like Storm of the X-Men, Jem and She-Ra, Dogs in Victorian garb and Birds in Love. You can see all of these and many more in my Etsy shop – newly expanded. Click Here.

and to spread the love around, I’ve added a new coupon code for those who come across the blog. Simply enter coupon code ”LOVEYOU” when checking out for a 20% off bonus!



My modernized take on Jem & the Holograms




80s Ladies – Jem, Shortcake, Rainbow Brite & She-Ra




Storm, Through the Ages  (my favorite pair I’ve ever made)



Lady Olive Barkington III – victorian chihuahua painting on cedar


Wonderwoman, I Love You Night & Day