This is Baxter; an adorable Shih Tzu that belongs to KathiGanong. Kathi, a very talented pet portrait artist, said this about Baxter, "He found this paint brush and thought it was the neatest toy/chew stick he had ever found." She decided to take a picture of him and paint this portrait. I love it! What artist wouldn’t?
I met Kathi in on Facebook. We are both members of Karen Bonaker's Facebook Digital Art Academy. I have really enjoyed getting to know Kathi. She is such a kind soul and so generous about helping animal shelters and rescue groups by offering free portraits they can use for fund raisers such as raffles.
Some of the groups that have benefited from Kathi’s generosity are http://www.potomacpekes.org/ and http://www.cairnrescue.com also http://www.floridayorkierescue.com and http://www.pugdogrescue.com/ as well as http://www.southernstatesrescuedrottweilers.org.
Not only has Kathi been a blessing to them she has been one for me also. It is rare to find someone who understands you and gives you insight and support without judgment. She has been a wonderful sounding board and friend! Thank you for your friendship Kathi.
Check out Kathi’s website and see some more of the wonderful pet portraits she has painted. http://www.kathiganong.com/index.html