3 Things for a Very Merry Pet Shop Holiday

ONE. It’s October (surprise!), and maybe it’s our late nights of cleaning and gutting our garden unit – or maybe it’s our growing frustration at the lack of tied-up-ends in our home (yes, definitely this!) – but time is flying. November is around the corner, and for the last few weeks, we’ve watched our Pet […]

The Pet Shop Turns 3! (And a Celebration for You)

A life changing – yes, really – thing happened in 2008. As a tiny birthday token, I painted for Scott a mini portrait of a pup, shared this with you (a whole year later), and then quietly (very quietly, shh), began taking word of mouth orders. These orders – mostly from friends and family – […]

Painted: Betti, Gracie and Smiley

When Erica of Dolly’s Foundation contacted The Pet Shop to create a one-of-a-kind triple portrait with a crew of very special rescued pups, I was excited to bring her vision to life. Located in Orlando, Florida, Dolly’s Foundation rescues, rehabilitates and re-homes bully breed dogs, all the while bringing positive awareness to the breed. And […]

Painted: Dear Dora

On Friday, our puppy friend Chick of Love and a Six-Foot Leash showed off the newest addition to his family’s collection of pet portraits – Dora! You may remember when Chick’s mom, Aleks, shared her fostering story with us years ago, and since then, she’s kept this girl busy painting not only her pups, but […]

Painted: Monkey & Co.

Over the last few months, I’ve been so lucky to paint Kiira’s clan of pups, Monkey (above) and Petey, plus their super handsome foster, Rerun (bonus: he’s a Jack look-a-like!). My most recent portrait, however, was Monkey, and I must admit, he was quite the personal challenge – just check out his beautiful and unique […]