Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Jennifer Gonzales

Did You Say Kittycat? © Jennifer Gonzales
Jennifer Gonzales is an amateur photographer by night and a librarian by day. She lives in
Texas with her husband and two dogs.

“I disagree with ALL forms of animal abuse. I think the work that SHAID does is incredible,  but I wish that there was not a need for such places to exist. I am grateful that there are people who are willing to dedicate their time and resources to helping the innocent victims of abuse. I support this work fully!” - Jennifer

Jennifer's photo is available for purchase in two different postcard sets in the Paws For Charity etsy shop. All the participating artists paid for the printing of their cards, and that means that the full purchase price (less shipping) is donated to S.H.A.I.D.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Karen Haas

Karen Haas
Saying Hello © Karen Haas                     sportsillustrations.tripod.com
From her earliest recollections, growing up in the countryside in the South of England, Karen Haas has always been interested in art using her fascination with textures and light to capture images of the animals that surrounded her. Later, after a spell in Germany and now  based in New York, she has used her husband Eugene's work in the sports industry as further inspiration for her work with her images of sports scenes. Using mainly pastels allows her a soft yet rich, lifelike texture in her work.

“I like to seize the opportunity to expand the possibilities of my art using different mediums, such as creating my paintings into jewelry. I am a great believer that art should help people as a part of it's power, hence I am happy to be involved in this project.”  - Karen

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Lisa Graziotto

Lisa Graziotto
Neegee © Lisa Graziotto               thehowlingcanvas.com
Lisa Graziotto (aka “lisa g.”) was born in a small town. 
her favourite toys were her
a wall,
and a box
of crayons.

life was all
around her
and she wanted
to grow up
to spend her time
drawing all
that she saw.

“i love animals. i paint animals. i draw animals.” - Lisa

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Susan Fischer

Susan Fischer
Emmett © Susan Fischer                                   www.simplephotos.ca
Susan Fischer is a photographer based in Montreal, Canada. The spontaneity, simplicity, and beauty of children and animals make them her favourite subjects. Susan is actively involved with several local animal rescues, and is a proud member of HeArtspeak, an international organization of artists volunteering their time and talent to help animals in need. This self taught photographer is fuelled by her passion in capturing the quintessential nature of her subjects.

“I am honoured to participate in this project. Photography is my way of celebrating and looking back at the contributions and profound impact animals have made on our life journey. I'm happy to "pay it forward".” - Susan

Monday, November 12, 2012

Holly Montgomery

Holly Montgomery
Summer Lovin’ © Holly Montgomery     brindleberrypetphoto.com
Holly Montgomery is the owner/photographer at BrindleBerry - Custom Pet Photography in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and has been photographing pets exclusively for 7 years. Holly  enjoys photographing pets over people because pets are so fun loving and carefree!  Knowing that pet guardians almost always outlive their pets, Holly believes there is a real need for beautiful images that preserve their memory for the years after they have gone.

“My highest priority is ensuring my clients obtain pure and authentic images of their pets by respecting the needs and boundaries of each individual pet AND by creating a positive
experience for everyone involved. I strive to have my name become synonymous with the animal rescue sector by sharing expertise and by providing quality photography as a vehicle to help animals obtain forever homes.”
- Holly

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Teresa Halloran

Teresa Halloran
Beautiful Retriever © Teresa Halloran                 www.CaptivatingAnimalArt.etsy.com
Teresa Halloran is both an animal lover and an artist. By combining her two favorite  passions in life, animals and art, she currently works under commission painting pet  portraits in acrylics. She has sold many pet portraits through the years and loves the fact that she can bring true joy to many through her artwork.

“I like using my talent and art to contribute toward bettering the lives of so many helpless animals.” - Teresa

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Nancy Claeys

Nancy Claeys 
Trust © Nancy Claeys                                       aruraljournal.com
Nancy Claeys is a retired insurance fraud investigator, now full-time farmwife and amateur photographer, living in rural Blair, Nebraska. Her favorite photography subjects have always
been dogs and cats, but photos of farm animals, including chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys and cattle, also fill her portfolio. She is a self-taught photographer who relishes learning new
techniques and skills by taking classes, reading photography manuals and online tutorials.

“We have several rescue animals on our farm, so the opportunity to become involved in a project such as PAWS For Charity was very exciting to me and very near and dear to my heart. Every shelter animal deserves to have a loving and permanent home.” - Nancy