*Oil or Graphite Pet Portraits From Award Winning Artist Michele Amatrula*
A fine portrait captures the character of its subject, not simply the image. This is as true for a dog, cat, horse or bird as it is for a person. A painting or drawing of a pet should embody its personality, should reveal its energy, and evoke the feelings that make it such an important part of our lives.
With careful attention to detail, I create animal portraits that are both realistic and full of life. Animals and art have always been essential parts of my life, and my goal is to capture the spirit of an animal for those who share my passion for them.