About Pet Portraits

About Pet Portraits
My name is Enzie Shahmiri and I am the author behind Pet Portraits. I am a professional portrait artist whose love for creating beautiful things has spilled from her studio into every other aspect of her life.

Pet Portraits features custom pet portraits I have painted in oil for customers. I always welcome inquires,~ my fees are more affordable than you might think just email me for a quote. All my work can be seen on my web site here. Since I love anything related to pets, I also share cool finds with my blog readers. So feel free to comment to let me know what you think of the posts!

Artistic Dog

"Benj" who has stolen my heart!About the Artwork

I paint in a realistic style and have been classically trained to work in the tradition of the 19th century old masters. My artwork has been in galleries, published in books and is collected world wide. The materials I use are all professional grade and archival. Depending on the effect I am after for each portrait I might work on a gesso panel or canvas. All the artwork is copyrighted by me ~ you are welcome to share images by giving attribute and linking back, but commercial use is strictly forbidden.

About the Photos

As a professional portrait artist, you have to learn how to light and shoot models to obtain great reference photos. For the most part, photos are taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II unless I am on the road and the IPhone has to do double duty. All of the photos on this site, unless otherwise noted, are copyright protected by me. If you see a photo taken by someone else, be rest assured that photo credit has been given. I also sell stock images and prints, so please email me at artenzie@cox.net and let me know which image you are interested in.

About the Content

Maintaining an interesting blog is a lot of work, therefore all content is copyright protected. I am always on the lookout for cute pet photos and great stories, so please feel free to share your images and stories by emailing them to artenzie@cox.net. I also do not mind if you like to share parts of a post with friends as long as you attribute and provide a link back to Pet Portraits.

My Store

"Visit My Store" to purchase one of a kind original artwork, prints and fun gift items. If you like to custom order a pet portrait let me know what you have in mind, email me and I will be happy to give you a quote.

My Portfolio
My portfolio includes a wide range of oil paintings from people and pet portraits to paintings of flowers and Old Master reproduction. Make sure to check what new on my easel.

PressI have created a special 'Press' page if you are interested to see who has covered, recognized or mentioned this blog or the work I have done for charities.

CommentsComments are like a pat on the shoulder for a job well done! This is how I gauge how you like what I write about, so please drop me a line! I try my best to respond in a timely fashion to all inquiries and visit as many of my readers blogs as humanly possible. All comments get published as long as they are not spam or include foul language.

Product Reviews
If you are a vendor who is interested in having me review a product on Pet Portraits, please first visit Product Feature and Review Guidelines page and then email me. A list of product reviews can be found here

Looking for something special on Pet Portraits? Use the 'Search Box' at the left side bar. I try to label and organize the index as best as possible, but you might find a lost treasure in the Archives page. If all else fails, just email me and I'll try to find the post for you.

Thank you for Visiting!

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Meet the Artist

"My Name is Enzie (NC) and I am a multi disciplinary artist based in southern California, USA.

I specialize in life size commissioned pet and people portraits and hand crafted gift items. My designs are also features on a variety of decor and gift items for the collector who desires something unique.

Thank you for stopping by and supporting an artist with your purchase! "