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.

The Last Two Farmers Markets of the Season, September 17 and 24

I’m finally going to make it back for the last two Farmers Markets this season. Sunday September 17 and 24, 2023 Carnegie Farmers Markets I’ll have all my feline and nature gift items and select art and prints 40+ vendors Dozens of local businesses open food trucks, music Sundays Noon to 3:00 p.m. Main Street […]

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North Hills Art Center Member’s Show Submissions

Saturday, September 16 is the opening for the annual Member’s Show at the North Hills Art Center. I pulled together recent paintings I haven’t included in any exhibit there yet for my entries. You’ve seen two of these paintings in the past few months as my featured artwork, Forest Bathing and Peach Begonias, and I […]

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Seasons Along the Panhandle Trail, August 25 and 26

Ninth Annual Exhibit SUN SHADOW ICE & SNOW seasons along the panhandle trail featured artwork “Reflections on an October Afternoon” 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 25, 2023 […]

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It’s Farmers Market Time! Main Street Carnegie Beginning July 9

Starting Sunday, July 10 through the end of September, join us for the Carnegie Farmers Market on Main Street from noon to 3:00 p.m.! I can’t wait to start! Sundays July 9 through September 24 Carnegie Farmers Market I’ll have all my feline and nature gift items and select art and prints 40+ vendors Dozens […]

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Hearts and Paws Pet Care and Adoption Fair Saturday, June 17, 2023

Hearts and Paws Pet Care and Adoption Fair Saturday, June 17, 2023 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Christ United Methodist Church, Bethel Park The event is both indoors and out, and I chose to be outdoors. That’s where I usually want to be! And that way I can still use my tent to hang things on. I […]

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Saturday, June 10, Blessing of the Animals, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Saturday, June 10, 2023: Blessing of the Animals I’ll have my animal portraits and Custom Pet Memorial Votives as well as all the cat gifts I can carry. Hosted by The Creatures of the Creator 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Unity Presbyterian Church, 1146 Greentree Rd., Green Tree I’m a member of this pet loss […]

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New Collection of Keepsake Boxes

Typically it’s Mimi modeling my new handmade goods, but Mewsette got there first this time! She loves that wicker loveseat, it’s become her favorite place. It’s about time she got the opportunity to model new handmade goods since she does just as much supurrvision! Where most of my keepsake boxes have been made from very […]

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New Feline Votive Lamps, 20 Designs, 4 Brand New!

The lifelong inspiration of my feline families has led me down more creative paths than I ever dreamed. Last year I refined my feline votive lamps materials and process, and this year I’ve introduced even more designs to this line of unique and useful items made from upcycled jars with battery-operated light strings that have […]

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Join us at Dogapalooza in Carnegie Park, Sunday, June 4, 10 to 2

Sunday, June 4: Dogapalooza I’ll have my animal portraits and Custom Pet Memorial Votives Fundraiser for the Carnegie Dog Park and charitable animal organizations. Vendors, costume contests, basket raffles, food truck 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Carnegie Park, 900 Forsythe Road, Carnegie, PA 15106 I’m looking forward to displaying my Pet Remembrance Gifts and seeing […]

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I’ll See You at the HCMT/Pittsburgh C.A.T. Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser May 21

Sunday, May 21, 2023, 3:00 TO 7:00 The Homeless Cat Management Team and Pittsburgh C.A.T.’s 6th Annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser J. Verno Studios South Side 3030 Jane Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203 Valet parking available MENU Pasta with Marinara Sauce, Salad, Roll, Dessert, and Drink VEGAN-FRIENDLY MENU BAKE SALE TABLE CHINESE AUCTION/SILENT AUCTION   All proceeds […]

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