Friday, December 21, 2012

Karen M. Berisford

Karen M. Berisford
www.karenmberisford.com
I’ll Look After You! © Karen M. Berisford                        www.karenmberisford.com
Karen M. Berisford has always loved animals, big or small and of any kind! She has always enjoyed producing Artwork of Birds and the Big Cats but also offers pet and portrait commissions within the UK and Internationally. She also tutors Art on a regular basis and is happy to be involved in raising money for the PAWS for Charity too - Every animal deserves a happy life!
“I have huge adoration for animals and am proud to be able to help them in some way by contributing one of my artworks to the cause. I'm sure these two little boys would be happy to know they are helping raise money for dogs in care and that they would hope that some of the money raised could contribute towards a bone or two for those dogs in care as well as a loving home like these two have!” - Karen

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Karen E. Phillips

Karen E. Phillips
www.2by2-wildlife-art.com
Pup ‘n’ Boots © Karen E Phillips                                                       www.2by2-wildlife-art.com
Karen E. Phillips is a self taught artist and photographer based in Surrey, UK. Specialising in highly detailed pencil drawings, Karen travels to gain high quality images of the animal subjects she portrays. Karen supports conservation by donating original artworks, prints and
a percentage of sales to various organisations.


“Having recently taken on three abandoned cats from a rescue centre, I am happy to be involved with a project which raises money to help animal shelters.”  - Karen


"Pup 'n' Boots" is available on blank greeting cards. Another of Karen's images, entitled "One Of A Kind" is available in two different postcard sets in our Paws For Charity etsy shop. All our participating artists paid for the printing of their cards. That means the FULL purchase price is donated to charity (www.shaid.ca)

Monday, December 17, 2012

Tracey Allyn Greene

Tracey Allyn Greene
www.tagscats.com
Bertie’s Boudoir © Tracey Allyn Greene                          www.tagscats.com
Tracey Allyn Greene is a primarily self-taught artist who draws on her previous experience as a veterinary technician to bring animals to life in her pet portraits, working in oils on canvas. Mostly known for her quirky, fun, and sensitive cat portraits, (she considers cats to
be her special muses), she does not limit herself and paints most any type of animal, as well as many other subjects.  She regularly rescues animals to this day and donates portraits
to several animal charities every year.


“While still working as a vet tech, Hurricane Katrina hit. Our clinic helped a local rescue that was bringing up dogs and cats from flooded New Orleans. Bertie was a tiny kitten out of a litter that was rescued, who didn't get adopted because she constantly bit at her tail. We eventually had to dock her tail, and I took her home to help her to heal. She is quite happy with her bobtail and her home with me, and enjoys lying in my bathroom sink every morning. This painting took a Best in Show award in May 2011.” - Tracey

"Bertie's Boudoir" is available in two different postcard sets in our Paws For Charity etsy shop , as well as on blank greeting cards. All our participating artists paid for the printing of their cards. That means the FULL purchase price is donated to charity (www.shaid.ca)

Friday, December 14, 2012

Dawn Jones

Dawn Jones
dawnjonesart.com
Lola © Dawn Jones        dawnjonesart.com
Dawn Jones is an artist inspired by the beauty of nature, her Midland/Welsh heritage, and the rich diversity of the world around her. She currently lives in the Midlands, UK, not far from the beautiful Shropshire and Welsh countryside. Working in a variety of mediums
including graphite, watercolour, pastel, acrylic and oils, Dawn aims to capture nature’s
ultimate beauty in her seascapes/landscapes, the animal’s spirit in her wildlife studies and
the personality of your child or pet in her commissioned portraits.


“I adopted my beautiful cat 'Lola' one year ago when her owners no longer wanted her. I had
recently lost my very elderly tom cat 'Nero', a stray I had taken in and loved for the last few years of his life. Both of these cats were no longer wanted for very different reasons, and made the most wonderful loving pets. When possible, I actively support animal charities by donating a percentage of my sold animal artwork and welcome the opportunity to support this project.”
- Dawn


"Lola" is available on blank greeting cards in the Paws For Charity Etsy Shop. All our participating artists paid for the printing of their cards. That means that the full purchase price is donated to charity (www.shaid.ca)!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Karla K. Cook

Karla K. Cook
www.reservoirfarmstudio.net
The Court Jester and The Queen © Karla K. Cook                         www.reservoirfarmstudio.net
For years Karla K. Cook was a successful fiber artist- creating and teaching;  knitting, spinning, felting and quilting. Nothing quieted an insistent muse until she accepted a challenge by her eldest son, and discovered painting. She has found that using her love of
animals with her love of painting makes for a winning combination. With each animal she
paints, she attempts to bring that animal's personality through the painting to the viewer.


“I believe that the inclusion of animals in our lives serves to enhance our humanity and allows us to appreciate the beauty of the world around us. For my entire life, I have been surrounded by a menagerie: cats, dogs, hedgehogs, rabbits, birds, mice and fish have all at one time or another  inhabited my heart and my home. My greatest success is seeing a smile flash across someone's face when they look at my paintings. Why do I paint? Because I have to! Because I firmly support rescue, 10% of each painting sold is donated to either the MSPCA or another rescue.” -Karla

Monday, December 10, 2012

Érica Kamisaki

Érica Kamisaki
www.pastelpet.blogspot.com
Purrr © Érica Kamisaki       www.pastelpet.blogspot.com
Born in 1977 in Brazil, Érica Kamisaki has always been a pet lover and has been helping the animal cause since 2008 by sewing and donating beds for animals in need. As an artist, she paints animals in pastel, donating part of her income to help pay for the treatment andshelter of injured animals. She has eight adopted cats and 2 adopted dogs rescued from the streets who help her get the job done!

“As a person worried about animal welfare, I do everything I can to help gather funds for the cause,  knowing that it is the only way they can have a chance. No matter which country they are from, they are as important as my own pets and deserve all the respect and care one needs.” - Érica

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Bobbie Deuell

Bobbie Deuell
www.bobbiedeuell.com
Wheels Turning © Bobbie Deuell                          www.bobbiedeuell.com

Bobbie Deuell is a self taught artist specializing in art of Horse and Hound. She specializes in pastel, oil and scratchboard portraits. Bobbie has 3 dogs and 2 horses and lives near the Florida Horse Park, so is never at a loss for inspiration. Her passion is riding Dressage on her half Andalusian pony and creating beautiful artwork!

 “My desire is to Capture the Spirit and the Moment of special times with our animals using color, light and technique.” - Bobbie

"Wheels Turning" is available in two different postcard sets in our Paws For Charity etsy shop. All our participating artists paid for the printing of their cards. That means the FULL purchase price is donated to charity (www.shaid.ca)

Monday, December 3, 2012

Ann-Kathrin Wirth

Ann-Kathrin Wirth 
www.art-nature.lu
"Phoebe", Cornish Rex © Ann-Kathrin Wirth         www.art-nature.lu
Ann-Kathrin Wirth is an illustrator who has been fascinated by the intricacies of the natural world since a very young age. She loves to depict an animal not as a type specimen of an entire species, but as an individual in its own right. Ann-Kathrin’s work is the result of a life-long passion for nature and its conservation. Through her paintings, she hopes to engage the viewer in an emotional way and help them to feel the same passion for nature, animals and conservation that she feels.


“Phoebe was the first cat I ever painted, and her green eyes mesmerized me. Both she and her painted counterpart brought her owners great joy, and when she is gone, they will have something to look at that reminds them of her and her personality. Just as my illustrations support the conservation of endangered habitats and species, so will Phoebe, through this project, help cats, dogs and other creatures in need.” - Ann-Kathrin


"Phoebe" is available in two different postcard sets in our Paws For Charity etsy shop. All our participating artists paid for the printing of their cards. That means the FULL purchase price is donated to charity (www.shaid.ca)