Jenny Pollard's Profile

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I am so excited by these Pet Portraits that I can hardly stand it.
I am a life-long artist, and long time art teacher, focusing primarily
on multi-media projects. You can see examples of some of my other
work at www.asliceofthebeach.etsy.com

I have always loved animals and have lived with many wonderful pets in
the past. We are down to two now, a crazy Boston Terrier, Pickles, who
is getting to be an old lady, and a magnificent, and extremely friendly
Maine Coon Cat, Mufasa (or Moofy for short), who was born on the day I
married my husband, John, in 2003 (we didn't know that until after we
adopted him). Our wonderful Golden Retriever, Marley, passed away about…

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  • Female
  • Born on July 12
  • Joined April 23, 2012

Favorite materials

Oil paints, watercolor, acrylic, canvas, wood, plaster, embellishments

About

I am so excited by these Pet Portraits that I can hardly stand it.
I am a life-long artist, and long time art teacher, focusing primarily
on multi-media projects. You can see examples of some of my other
work at www.asliceofthebeach.etsy.com

I have always loved animals and have lived with many wonderful pets in
the past. We are down to two now, a crazy Boston Terrier, Pickles, who
is getting to be an old lady, and a magnificent, and extremely friendly
Maine Coon Cat, Mufasa (or Moofy for short), who was born on the day I
married my husband, John, in 2003 (we didn't know that until after we
adopted him). Our wonderful Golden Retriever, Marley, passed away about
a year ago.

Even though I am an artist and pet lover, I never considered painting
pet portraits until this past Christmas, when I decided to paint some
portraits for my daughter-in-law, Amy. Amy works for the Humane Society at their corporate headquarters of the United States, where it all happens. She and my son, Josh, have several adopted critters and I painted their dogs, Amelia and Nubbins, for Christmas. Amy and Josh's love and advocacy for rescued animals has opened my eyes to the needs of these wonderful companions. I will donate 10% per portrait to our humane society here in the New River Valley of Virginia.

I had so much fun painting them, and loved the way the paintings turned
out (as did the rest of the family), that I started talking about it
with friends, painting some as gifts and posting some pictures online
and without even trying very hard, the orders have started to come in!
Some people place orders as gifts for others and some for are for
themselves. Some orders are for pets that are in their prime, and some
are for pets that have passed on.

I ask each person to write up a short "story" of their pet, and to send
me multiple photographs, so that I can get to know their pet. As I
paint, I get attached to each pet as if they were my own! Its hard to
part with some of the paintings. In the future I plan to post each pet
story, with the owners permission, on my ETSY page.

My page is still under construction, but is starting to come together.
Please check out the photos I have posted and contact me if you have any
questions or if you want to talk about a portrait of you special pet.

Jenny

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