Welcome

The Extraordinary in the Ordinary.

Celebrating the art in everyday life.

Flourish-darkgray-150

In every moment of every day, everywhere I go, I see something extraordinarily beautiful and inspiring. I am moved to share it by interpreting it in a medium that most clearly expresses my inspiration in that moment, be that medium visual or literary, 2D, 3D, poetry or prose or some combination thereof. I only hope to do honor to the moment and fill others with the same blush of joy I felt at first experiencing it. On this site I present the results of those efforts to interpret my inspirations—my cats, commissioned cats and dogs, wildlife, landscapes, flowers, waterscapes, just about anything that crosses my path.

Portraits of Animals and Paths I Have Walked feature my latest fine artwork and photography, original art and prints, handmade creations, apparel, housewares, gift items, greeting card sets, books and calendars inspired by my household of felines and the beauty of nature.

Most of my fine art, even if the original is sold, is available as a print in various sizes and styles, and as note cards or greeting cards in various sizes. In addition, I create unique items by hand such as block-printed textiles, or using the image of one of my works which I add to a keepsake box or print on a tablecloth, or have commercially printed on cards or mugs or tiles. All work on this site is original, all of it was created by me from my own sources.

For more about my life as an artist, read “About My Life as an Artist”. To browse my site, click the thumbnails below, each linked to a different page on this site, or use the menu on the left. Consider registering an account on this site, and I will thank you with your choice of a matted print—visit Current New Member Gifts to see the current selection..

I hope you enjoy your visit. I have so much to share…

Flourish-darkgray-100Don’t miss any new items or opportunities!

“Follow” the Portraits of Animals blog with the link in the upper left. Sign up to receive posts in email, or in your favorite reader using the links in the right-hand column.

Sign up for e-newsletters

You can also sign up for my monthly e-newsletters to receive special discounts and find out where I’ll be with my artwork.

Click here for the Creative Cat Preview E-newsletter, for feline and animal-specific products and information.

Click here for the Art & Merchandise E-newsletter, for landscapes, nature, urban scenes and more.

For art, photos and writing as I develop it, visit my blogs.

See feline art and photos as they happen on The Creative Cat, along with feline news, health, welfare, rescue stories and more.

See daily photos as I post them on Today.

Read poetry, short stories, essays and more on Paths I Have Walked.

. . . . . . .

© 2018 | www.PortraitsOfAnimals.net | Published by Bernadette E. Kazmarski

All images used on this site are copyrighted to Bernadette E. Kazmarski unless otherwise noted and may not be used without my written permission. Please ask if you are interested in using one in a print or internet publication. If you are interested in purchasing a print of this image or a product including this image, check to see if I have it available already. If you don’t find it there, visit “purchasing” for availability and terms.