Hello, my name is Janice, and I’m an animal lover.
I just ADORE animals.
I’m also a Pet Portrait Artist who loves to create fun & quirky paintings of You and Your Pets.
- A doting dog owner who’s obsessed with their pooch?
- Or a crazy cat person who cherishes all felines?
- Maybe you are known to your friends as “Equestrian Hero” . . . because horses gravitate towards you, even when you don’t have carrots in your pockets!
Perhaps you are genuinely totally mad about all animals.
Just like me.
If yes then you are in the right place.
Things to Love
I love to paint.
And I also love rainbows, sea eagles, eating oysters and, as a Portrait Artist, creating magical caricature portraits for pet owners and animal lovers.
That means YOU and your beloved furry friends!
My home and art studio are two converted shipping containers located close to the ocean, near Byron Bay, Australia.
In the garden live an eclectic selection of amazing animals including: possums, carpet snakes, yellow robins, bandicoots, wallabies, laughing kookaburras, and classic Aussie bush turkeys.
As a Pet Portrait Artist my work follows the naïve tradition, which is known for its childlike simplicity, frankness and charm.
I like to bring humour and wonder to my subject matter to create joyful paintings that celebrate the fun and unique bond between humans and animals.
However, my style is not a traditional representation of the subject matter, but rather symbolic caricatures that capture some of the quirky and endearing characteristics of people and their animal friends.
“The best portraits are those with a slight mixture of caricature.”Thomas B. Macaulay, British historian.
The Power of Smiles
Did you know that in the art world it is generally frowned upon to paint portraits of people smiling and showing their teeth.
For most of human art history the smile (and accompanying teeth) was perceived as very unfashionable.
Apparently it is hard to paint smiles and teeth as, traditionally, sitters sat for hours in order to have their portrait painted.
Indeed one can not smile for hours without one’s face dropping off!
And, for this reason, if a portrait artist did succeed with painting the smile it was deemed radical.
Because a smile with teeth was seen to dominate both the canvas and painting as a whole.
As a Portrait Artist I LOVE to paint smiles with teeth 🙂
In fact it’s fast becoming my signature style.
Moreover I have painted portraits for clients in countries all around the world including: Canada, the States, Mexico, South Africa, Europe, UK, Australia and New Zealand.
People know my paintings for their joyful, fun, and quirky interpretation of life.
Subsequently that’s why I started Pet Portrait Club.
Pet Portrait Club for Animal Lovers
Pet Portrait Club helps us stay connected.
It’s a cool gang of quirky people from all walks of life and eclectic backgrounds with one very important bond . . .
We all LOVE animals and our pets!
If you fancy joining us registering is super easy.
Joining Pet Portrait Club will give you:
- Member-only coupon discounts to redeem in my shop;
- Free email updates whenever I publish new content on my blog;
- PLUS the chance to WIN an original super miniature painting from me in my RANDOM GIVEAWAY.
Yes, throughout the year I offer Random Giveaways, where several lucky winners from my email list receive the opportunity to have an original super miniature painting made for them by me for FREE.
The painting can be a portrait of a person or animal of your choice, and is currently valued at AU $87 (measures 11cm by 15cm, acrylics on canvas board).
So if you are an animal lover join Pet Portrait Club today for a chance to WIN!
“A family portrait is only complete with love to fill it’s frame.”Wes Fesler, American football player.
Thanks for visiting. I’m looking forward to staying in touch.
And I’d like to wish you and your family a most magical day wherever you are.
P.S. Interesting Fact:
Did you know that the internet is one of the world’s biggest polluters?
The internet is basically huge data centres.
There are over 8 million around the world and each data centre is home to millions of servers.
These servers require enormous amounts of energy to both power them and keep them cool.
That’s why I have chosen to host my website with GreenGeeks® who are one of the world’s leading eco-friendly green web hosting providers.
GreenGeeks® puts back 3 times the power they consume into the grid in the form of renewable energy.
That sounds pretty good to me 🙂