OldWorldPetPortraits

Old World Pet Portraits

Pittsfield, Massachusetts · 3661 Sales

OldWorldPetPortraits

Old World Pet Portraits

Pittsfield, Massachusetts 3661 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Carol Lew

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Announcement   Welcome to my shop. Meet my fabulous animal friends who are all dressed up and ready to go. Maybe you'll fall in love with one of these animals and give them a good home. I hope my paintings will brighten your day and bring a smile to your face.

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Last updated on Jan 4, 2017

Welcome to my shop. Meet my fabulous animal friends who are all dressed up and ready to go. Maybe you'll fall in love with one of these animals and give them a good home. I hope my paintings will brighten your day and bring a smile to your face.

Carol Lew

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Carol Lew

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Debbie M

Debbie M on Jun 24, 2017

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Kozi Masamune

Kozi Masamune on Jun 23, 2017

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Bloody adorable, fast shipping and great quality!

Erin Braun

Erin Braun on Jun 17, 2017

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Erin Braun

Erin Braun on Jun 17, 2017

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This is a recent commissioned portrait (cropped... There is some lovely background in this that you can't see here). It was fashioned after a John Singer Sargent painting, and is much larger than my standard size. More animals too.... It can be done!
Zac, one of my customers, does a fabulous job of framing and decorating.

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Painting just finished!
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About

It's All About the Animals

There’s something about my artwork that’s deeper to me than just putting a dress on a pooch. Classic historical human portraiture depicts the subject as proud, dignified, and elegant. I like to create my Old World Portraits with that same air of importance because I believe animals deserve the same esteem as human beings do. Yea, we have an edge over them, but they are worthy of our respect…. and even an honored spot over the mantle.

What has kept me painting these portraits for close to two decades? It’s just so much fun creating them with people who love animals as much as I do. Since you’ve landed in my Esty Shop, I’m pretty sure you are my kind of people. We’re the folks who are more likely to show our friends pictures of our pets than our kids. We love them like they’re family. The bond we have with our animals is meaningful and cherished. My artwork may seem silly to some, but I think my people get it; Old World Pet Portraits celebrate the relationship between people and the animals they love…. With a bit of traditional history and a touch of zany humor.

My husband and I live and work in a cozy old farmhouse in the western mountains of Massachusetts. We share our house with our furry friends: Our dog, Bunsen, and our cats, Cutie-Patootie and Barney. For as long as I have been working from home as an artist, I have dedicated volunteer time every week to local animal rescue work. For me, it’s all about the animals.

I sincerely hope that my artwork adds to the warm fuzzy feeling you have about the animals in your life. That’s the goal I’m going for every day.

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If you'd like to read more about my artwork and life, you can visit my blog here: http://www.carollew.com/blog

Carol Lew
Old World Pet Portraits

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Shop members

  • Carol Lew

    Owner, Artist

    I paint portraits of pets nobly dressed in historical attire.

  • Bogus Bunsen Bean

    Assistant, Envelope Licker

    Bunsen is never far from me, and he's always ready to lend a paw when I'm packaging shipments.

  • Cutie Patootie

    Quality Control Manager

    "Tootie" makes it her business to inspect orders before they go out. If something isn't quite right, she'll have something to say about it.

Production partners

  • Canvas Print Manufacturer

    Santa Ana, CA

    The company I use to manufacture my canvas prints is top notch! They make an exceptional product, and are super reliable getting products out on time. I'm so glad to be partnering with them so I can offer canvas prints of my dressed critters.

  • Printed Mug Manufacturer

    Phoenix, AZ

    This company prints my artwork on high quality mugs. Then they do a great job packaging the mugs, and they send them directly to my customers... and pretty darn fast, too!

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Last updated on May 31, 2017
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Gift-wrapping available for magnets and paper prints