We are all about Bringing pet lovers and art together by painting pet portraits. Pet Portrait Fun was founded in 2015 by Michele Cahill, the social entrepreneur and professional artist. Host of Paint and Sip events at Pet Friendly venues around the New York City area. Pet Portrait Fun, is based out of New York City, bringing Pet Lovers and Art together by painting their pet. Illustrating pets in a uniquely personalized way, through custom paintings.
Receiving her BFA degree in Illustration from Syracuse University, she is a sought after pet portrait artist. Her creative abilities have impressed a variety of influential clients including Disney, Nickelodeon & W.B. Wanting to broaden her background she became a certified dog trainer working with the dogs at the NY ACC shelter.
The idea of combining the love of Art with dogs is how Pet Portrait Fun was born. Now, she focuses her talents on hosting the only pet friendly sip & paint your pet party NYC at dog-friendly venues throughout the tristate area. Her Paint Your Pet parties have received the attention and praise of the NY Times.
Pet Portrait Fun organizes the ONLY pet friendly sip and paint event in NYC, where people paint a pet portrait with their pet. Pet lovers gather to sip cocktails, and unravel their artistic alter-ego under the guidance of the master artist- Michele Cahill. Customers create masterpieces from the drawings provided for them, so it’s as easy as 1,2,3 Paint by numbers pet portrait painting. They trace professional pre hand drawn sketches and watercolor their own paintings with professional instruction from the Master Artist.
Many people have not picked up a paint brush since they were a child. Reintroducing the enjoyment of painting is a very special gift to share with people. What could be a better way to step into the art world again, but to paint your pet portrait of your best furry friend. Take the traditional Sip and Paint party and make it a more personalized experience you can enjoy with your pet. It's Easy because your Pet is drawn by the Pet Portrait Artist, for you to then trace and watercolor your pet portrait. With step by step simple instructions from the artist it is so much fun to create your own pet portrait masterpiece.
Michele Cahill the pet portraits artist received the attention and praise of the NY Times. "A short demonstration kicked off the evening, and Ms. Cahill gave tips throughout the two-hour session, as she took thoughtful laps, checking on people’s work and connecting with the dogs." As a host of the best pet paint party in New York. You can read the full article in the New York Times by clicking here . NY Times.
Anyone looking for a New York city dog portraits wine and paint pet portraits paint party as featured in the New York times can enjoy New York's best paint parties pet painting with a twist as shown in New York times. The NYtimes has never seen a paint nite like this.
In 2015, Michele was laid off from her graphic design job, and realized she wanted to create her own business where she could combine her love for animals and drawing. 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 with their dog was her true passion. Initially starting her business with unique custom pet portraits and whimsical animal paintings with watercolor, she then combined her illustration skills to helping instruct people how to create their own Pet Portraits.
Michele, a compassionate animal lover and supporter, We are always seeking opportunities to team up with local groups for fundraising events. As a true animal lover, she also volunteers 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. . Raising awareness and funds for animal in shelters through fundraisers like Paint Your Pet Parties and Custom portrait donations is an important party of Pet Portrait Fun's purpose. We Sponsor a booth at Best Friends Animal Society every year for Strut Your Mutt.
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. Individual customized instruction is always included. she then started holding Sip and Paint dog friendly parties or "Paint Your Pet Parties" at pet friendly venues in NYC, where customers watercolor portraits of their pets, pre drawn for them. They can also bring their furry friends with them to the party. Live Party entertainer is the newest addition to Pet Portrait Fun's offers.
MY MISSION is to bring an experience of peace and happiness through pet portrait art, so people can bring art into their home to hold in their heart forever. I work everyday to make sure customers receive an amazing unique pet portrait, that is one of a kind and an experience they will never forget. To me, the pet portraits created are part of a journey through the life of that animal and their pet parent. Bringing customers joy through a painting of their pet is a special experience
The concept gives pet lovers the chance to have fun on a regular night with their pet and an opportunity to socialize creatively with other pet parents. Paint Your pet portrait 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. Bringing customers joy through paint your pet is a special experience that everyone should try, even if you have no artistic background.
Michele Cahill, the pet portrait artist, can come to your private events to sketch as a party entertainer drawing your pets live for you and your guests… perfect for special announcements, Yappy Hours, anniversaries or birthday parties. Bringing guests joy through sketching a charcoal pet portrait live in front of them is a special experience that everyone should get to experience.