Pet Portrait Fun

 The Brand = All about Pet Love & Art
  Pet Portrait Fun's illustrative portraits are uniquely personalized to tell a story.​ I like to emphasize the word personality in my portraits because our pets are full of them.  Pet Portrait Fun, is based out of New York City.  I like to combine joy, happiness and the love of our pets through art.   I enjoy learning about the personalities of my customers pets. Discussing with customers either laughing or crying together, going through photos and memories about their pets and their personalities. This all happens before I even put a pencil down to sketch.
 Since the conception of my brand, my main goal was to create amazing portraits that my customers play a big part of in the creation process by helping me get to know their pets’ personalities.  At my Paint your own Pet Parties, my customers create their own masterpieces from drawings I provide for them, to trace and watercolor with my help all along the way. 

The Mission
I work everyday not only to make sure every customer receives an amazing one of a kind portrait, but also a one of a kind experience they will never forget. To me, the portraits I create are part of a journey through that animal’s life. I take pride in being a fellow pet lover and volunteer at NYACC shelter.  My mission is to serve my customers in a way that I can bring joy and happiness during their experience with me.


Michele Cahill
Michele Cahill

​​About Michele Cahill

  My Pet Portrait Fun illustrative portraits are uniquely personalized to tell a story.​ I like to emphasize the word personality in my portraits because our pets are full of them.  I bring Pet lovers and art together.  I have wanted to draw animals for a living since I was in sixth grade. I am a NYC artist with a BFA from Syracuse University majoring in illustration. I have been painting and illustrating professionally since 1998. For many years I worked as a graphic designer for companies such as Disney, Warner Bros. and Nickelodeon.  In 2015, I was laid off  and realized I wanted to create my own business where I could combine my love for animals and art. I got my certification to be a professional dog trainer (CPDT-KA) and learned about dog behavior.  It was clear to me then, painting peoples beloved pets and showing them how to paint pet portraits was my true passion.  In addition to my custom pet portraits, I host Paint Your Own Pet Parties at pet friendly venues in NYC, where customers work with me live, and I  give love to their furry friends who come with them to the party. In my class, I make it easy for pet lovers to watercolor their own pets from a sketch I draw for them prior to trace. As a true animal lover,  I volunteer weekly at the New York Animal Care Center, working to help improve the behavior issues of shelter dogs.