Michele Cahill

​​​​About Pet Portrait Fun

    Pet Portrait Fun, is based out of New York City, and brings Pet Lovers and Art together.  Illustrating  pets in a uniquely personalized way and exploring art in a way that is non threatening.   Customers play a big part of the process with participation.   At paint your pet parties,  customers create their own masterpieces from drawings provided for them.  They  trace and watercolor their paintings with professional help all along the way. Painting a pet portrait creates an intimate connection with your animal and exposes a beautiful vulnerability that is a very relaxing, and enjoyable experience.   This simple way to paint your own pet portrait with a  pre drawn sketch will  let anyone paint their pet portrait, and feel like a pro.

We recently teamed up with the No Suffer Society as host for "Paint for a Pawpose" where shelter animals are chosen to have their portraits painted bringing light to these living angels.


About Michele Cahill

 Professional NYC Artist & founder of Pet Portrait Fun received a BFA from Syracuse University in illustration, and has designed for Disney, Nickelodeon & Warner Bros.  Now she instructs classes, bringing pet lovers and art together through painting pet portraits in a fun way.  By going through photos and memories of  peoples' pets she captures the personalities of the customers' pets.   In 2015, when she was laid off from her design job and realized she wanted to create her own business where she could combine her love for animals and art. She received her certification as a professional dog trainer (CPDT-KA) and learned about dog behavior.  It was clear  that painting peoples beloved pets and showing them how to paint pet portraits was her true passion.  Initially  starting her business with unique custom pet portraits.  She then started holding "Paint Your Pet Parties" at pet friendly venues in NYC, where customers receive live, and bring their furry friends with them to the party.  After being featured in the NY Times the demand for "Paint Your Pet Portrait Parties" grew and she developed "Paint Your Pet Portrait - DIY Art Kit".  She makes it easy for pet lovers to watercolor their own pets from a sketch  drawn for them prior to trace and watercolor on their own. As a true animal lover,  she volunteers weekly at the New York City Animal Care Center, working to improve the behavior issues of shelter dogs, and help bring shelter animal adoption to the forefront.

 
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 created are part of a journey through that animal and their pet parent's life. Bringing customers joy through painting their pet is a one of a kind experience that everyone should enjoy, even if one has no artistic background.   I take pride in being a fellow pet lover and volunteer at NYACC shelter.  Raising money for animals in shelters through fundraisers like Paint Your Pet Parties and Custom portrait donations is an important party of Pet Portrait Fun's purpose.  My mission is to do good for animals in need and serve my customers in a way that I can bring joy and happiness  through art during their experience with me.  The result being a piece of artwork of their pet they can bring into their home to hold in their heart forever.

Pet Portrait Fun

Michele Cahill