I am Angela Cooper and my pet portrait story starts after I earned my BFA in printmaking/painting from the Rhode Island School of Design.
After graduation my professional career took me in different creative directions. A 2014 breast cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatment and recovery prompted me to reflect on these choices and devote more time to joyful pursuits like making art and spending time with my dogs...and combining the two. After painting portraits of my own dogs, I received requests from friends to paint their pets. Growing demand led me to form Paint of Heart Pets.
Over 200 portraits later, I continue to find meaning in creating portraits that help people celebrate and remember the animals that brighten their lives. Although I paint from photographs, the personal stories about each pet are just as important, and help me capture the unique personality of each subject.
So get in touch and we can start the process on a portrait for you or as a gift.