About the Artist


Hello! My name is Melinda and I live near Atlanta, GA with my husband, Chris, and my English Bull Terrier named Cypress. Like most artists, I’ve always had a talent for creating art. I only took one art class in high school. Playing viola was a big part of my life and the art classes happened to be at the same time as orchestra. But I enjoyed drawing in my sketchbook when I had free time.

It was not until college that I got serious about art. I graduated from Kennesaw State University with a degree in Fine Art and a concentration in painting and drawing in 2011. After school I decided to combine my love for animals and art and start making pet portraits.

I really enjoy being a pet portrait artist.  I believe that pets are members of the family. And because they unfortunately do not live as long as us, a fine art portrait serves as a wonderful reminder of the love and joy they bring to our lives. In addition to painting and drawing, I enjoy being able to give back to the community and help pet rescues.

Enough about me, let’s talk about you

You can find me on Twitter, follow my Facebook page, or comment on my blog. I enjoy talking. Or you can send me a message by heading over to my Contact page.

I hope to hear from you soon!