CarlaKurtArt

Pet Portraits hand-drawn from your photos

Iowa, United States · 345 Sales

CarlaKurtArt

Pet Portraits hand-drawn from your photos

Iowa, United States 345 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(188)

Announcement   Photo-realistic Pet Portraits, created completely by hand - not digital in any way. ****PLEASE READ MY 5-STAR REVIEWS!**** See what my happy customers say about me and my work.

I have original artwork and many prints in various sizes available in my shop. I feature wildlife and nature art, including wolves, horses, dogs, and cats. I also have several still-life works. Commissioned artwork is available! Please contact me for details.
~~~~~ Thank you for browsing my shop! ~~~~~~~~~

Announcement

Last updated on 23 Mar, 2016

Photo-realistic Pet Portraits, created completely by hand - not digital in any way. ****PLEASE READ MY 5-STAR REVIEWS!**** See what my happy customers say about me and my work.

I have original artwork and many prints in various sizes available in my shop. I feature wildlife and nature art, including wolves, horses, dogs, and cats. I also have several still-life works. Commissioned artwork is available! Please contact me for details.
~~~~~ Thank you for browsing my shop! ~~~~~~~~~

Carla Kurt

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(188)
jenniferwatkins

jenniferwatkins on 13 Jan, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

The portrait of Griffin is amazing. You captured his personality perfectly. It was a gift, and the recipient loved it. Thank you!

scobydo

scobydo on 28 Oct, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Carla, I absolutely love my picture! 💗💗💗 It's like you created this picture from my heart! You are truly so talented and have the ability to capture their spirits in your drawing. These three mare have touched my son and myself in the most beautiful way! Thank you so much! Therapeutic horses are so truly special💗

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About

Welcome to my shop!

I specialize in highly detailed and realistic drawings and paintings of pets and wildlife. I have a large client base all over the world. My artwork is in private collections throughout the US as well as internationally, including buyers in the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Japan, Scotland, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Malta, Italy, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Finland, Algeria, and The Netherlands.

As a Professional Artist I believe it is important to use the highest quality art materials available. For my colored pencil portraits I use a mixed selection of pencils for the best color palette and use of light-fast materials. I use Prismacolor Premier pencils along with Derwent Coluorsoft. The pencils I use are archival, with the highest degrees of light-fastness to ensure no fading. I love to use different colors and weights of paper - my favorite paper is Strathmore 300-Series Vellum Bristol which is acid-free and archival museum rated.

I began developing my artistic abilities in high school, and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Art and Bachelor's Degree in Computer Graphics. I gained recognition through a college internship in which I created computer graphics for a project exhibited at Chicago's Museum of Science & Industry in 1985.


My recent accomplishments include:
*** In 2012, I was commissioned by the Cumberland Pencil Company (Derwent) in the United Kingdom to do a drawing that is shown on their colored pencil set packages, sold worldwide.
*** In 2013, four of my wildlife drawings were featured on the set of AMC TV’s show “Low Winter Sun”.
*** In 2013 and 2015, a midwest art supply company acquired the rights to reproduce 8 of my drawings for use in 'paint-by-number', 'sketch-by-number', and 'colored pencil-by-number' activity kits, sold in craft stores throughout the US.

I reside on my family farm in the rolling hills of Eastern Iowa. Surrounded by cornfields and cattle, my love and respect for nature is reflected in my deeply realistic artwork.

Shop members

  • Carla Kurt

    Owner, Professional Artist

Shop policies

Last updated on 04 November, 2015

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I strive to make sure my customers are happy with their purchases, I offer full refund of the Item's price (not commissioned artwork or pet portraits) after it is returned to me, within 14 business days of the sale. The customer is responsible for cost of return shipping.
However, there are no returns or refunds on commissioned artwork or pet portraits.
Payment
I accept Paypal, direct checkout with all major credit cards, and Etsy gift cards.
Be aware that if you use an echeck with Paypal, your order will not be shipped or your portrait started until payment is cleared through Paypal.
Shipping
I use USPS Priority, and include insurance and Delivery Confirmation, for all custom orders both domestic and internationally.
Additional policies and FAQs
FOR CUSTOM ORDERS: I want every customer to be happy! If there is a special date you need your artwork by, I will try my best to get it to you. There are certain times of the year that I am extremely busy with portraits, so you may want to convo me regarding scheduling your portrait.