Pet Portrait Artist: Doris Acevedo Schmucker

My interest in painting started when I was 5 years old. I remember being in Kindergarten painting at the easel and wearing my painting smock. It was my favorite activity. I used to copy the Sunday comics drawing the cartoons. I entered an art contest from the newspaper in middle school and won. My interest in art continued all through my school years and I graduated in 1998 from Ringling College of Art and Design with a B.F.A. in Illustration.

I have loved pets all my life. As a child I had fish, a bird and a dog. In my adult life I have had fish, a turtle, a rabbit and currently, a cat. Pets are such a wonderful part of our family. It’s been fun merging these two interests of mine and creating custom pet paintings.

I live in Florida with my husband, two children and cat. My son has four hermit crabs and my daughter has four guppies. I’m glad they love pets too!

Custom Pet Portraits are great gifts for birthdays, anniversaries, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Christmas, Hanukkah, a pet that passed away, or just a unique gift for someone who loves their pet!

Genesis 1:25 "God made all kinds of wild animals. He made all kinds of livestock. He made all kinds of creatures that move along the ground. And God saw that it was good."