26 Apr

Let’s Celebrate Adopt a Shelter Pet Day with a Giveaway!

April 30th is National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day. Rescuing cats (and dogs!) is a cause near and dear to my heart, so Kitty Curator is celebrating the occasion by hosting a special giveaway!

You could win a beautiful pet portrait from artist Kayla Erickson + a $25 donation to the animal shelter of your choice. I’d also love to profile the winner’s final portrait in an upcoming blog post. Make your cat famous!

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9 Apr

Etsy Shops for Cat Lovers: Meet Niaski & Her Artist Cat Series

NiaskiI decided to begin a new blog series, Etsy Shops for Cat Lovers, where I’ll introduce some of my favorite artists. I had to start off with Niaski because I’m madly in love with every single item in this shop! I can’t decide if it’s the vibrant colorful designs or the clever homage to famous artists, but either way, I’m a fan.

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28 Mar

8 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Pet Portrait Artist

Choosing a pet portrait artist is no easy task! You want the finished portrait to capture your pet’s personality and be a beautiful addition to your home. If you’ve never commissioned a piece of art, it can feel a little daunting. Not to worry!

With the help of several experienced pet portrait artists, I’ve compiled eight questions that will give you the confidence to find and choose the perfect artist. Once you’re ready, don’t forget to check out my Pet Portrait Directory with over 80 talented artists.

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8 Oct

9 Totally Unique Custom Cat Portrait Ideas

Every devoted cat lover thinks their kitty is the most beautiful, unique and magnificent creature. I am guilty myself… So what would make a better gift than a commissioned custom cat portrait to capture their delightful likeness?

Before you start imagining an oil painting of your kitty resting on a pillow in a gilded frame, I am here to share 9 ideas for fun, quirky and unusual cat portraits. These talented artists and makers will work from your photographs to create a one-of-a-kind piece in a variety of artistic mediums.

This is a wonderful way to surprise your cat loving friend with a thoughtful gift while supporting independent artists who rely upon commissions to continue their craft.

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