Author Archives: Bernadette

About Bernadette

Portraits of Animals features 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. 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.

“Blue and Yellow” Best of Show

I’m so pleased to share that my watercolor “Blue and yellow” won the “Best of Show” award in the North Hills Art Center’s Member Show earlier this month! The center director messaged me to ask if I would be attending the opening and at that point I wasn’t sure, but they generally don’t ask unless […]

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North Hills Art Center Members’ Exhibit Submissions

It’s been a busy week for my artwork! Along with working on a couple of commissioned works and getting ready for Rock the Quarry and Seasons on the Panhandle Trail, I dropped off submissions to the North Hills Art Center annual members’ exhibit to benefit the nonprofit West View Hub which offers a variety of […]

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Featured Business on Online Labels

Many manufacturers and distributors like to share profiles of their customers who use their products. This is usually done by the creator’s submission providing images and information. I like to submit my creations to these now and then, and when I received my emails from Online Labels and saw others’ products and the invitation to […]

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Seasons Along the Panhandle Trail, August 26 and 27

Eight Annual Exhibit SUN SHADOW ICE & SNOW seasons along the panhandle trail featured artwork “Paths I Have Walked” featuring art, photography and poetry of and about the Panhandle Trail plus paintings & sketches from prior exhibits prints of paintings and photos handmade gift items inspired by the trail Opening Friday August 26, 2022 5:00 […]

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Carnegie Farmers Market This Sunday, August 21

Carnegie Farmers Market Sunday, August 21 Noon to 3:00 p.m. I’ll have all my feline and nature gift items and select art and prints 40 vendors, food, music Main Street Carnegie between Mary Street and Broadway Street I’m not complaining about these cooler temperatures! Makes market Sundays that much more comfortable for all of us. […]

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HCMT and Pittsburgh CAT Flea Market, Saturday, August 13

HCMT and Pittsburgh CAT Annual Flea Market Saturday, August 13 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. I’ll have all my feline gift items! Natrona Heights American Legion 59 Garfield Street, Natrona Heights, PA 15065 I’m looking forward to seeing my cat friends and lots of others who love cats and support HCMT and Pittsburgh CAT. Here’s […]

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Time for Another Farmers Market, Sunday, August 7

Carnegie Farmers Market Sunday, August 7 Noon to 3:00 p.m. I’ll have all my feline and nature gift items and select art and prints 40 vendors, food, music Noon to 3:00 p.m. Main Street Carnegie between Mary Street and Broadway Street The weather looks beautiful for Sunday’s market, hope to see you there! I must […]

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Featured Feline Artwork and August Desktop Calendar: Namir at the Window

This is my one and only (so far) acrylic painting featuring a cat. Here’s the story of “Namir at the Window”. And you can sign up for a free account on www.PortraitsOfAnimals.net and choose a free matted print of this artwork. Read more on The Creative Cat: Featured Artwork and August Desktop Calendar: Namir at […]

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August Nature Desktop Calendar: Sunset, Moonset

Sometimes the moon follows the sun over the edge, especially as it did this summer evening after storms cleared. The lower sky was layered with clouds in all colors, wispy, puffy blended as if I’d put my finger up there and moved the pigments around. the half moon had risen earlier in the day and […]

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Carnegie Farmers Market and Monarch Butterfly Festival, Sunday, July 31

Carnegie Farmers Market and Monarch Butterfly Festival Sunday, July 24 Noon to 3:00 p.m. I’ll have all my feline and nature gift items and select art and prints 40 vendors, food, music Monarch Butterfly Festival Noon to 3:00 p.m. Main Street Carnegie between Mary Street and Broadway Street Our mayor joined the National Wildlife Federation […]

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