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.

Upcoming Event: Celebrate Cat Adoptions at PetPeople Green Tree

Celebrate Cat Adoptions at PetPeople Green Tree Saturday, June 25, 2022, Noon to 3:00 p.m. We’re celebrating Adopt A Cat Month! PetPeople Green Tree, 1948 Greentree Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15220 I’ll have just a table space to display so I’ve carefully chosen what I’ll have with me, but for sure I’ll have my cat mats, […]

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New Feline Upcycled Jar Lamps

My upcycled jar votives have graduated to lamps! Using new battery-operated string lights with timers and a variety of decorations, some labels, some cut vinyl, some paints or glass finishes and alcohol ink, they are bright and colorful day and night. Like everything else I make I’ve worked on the design and production of my […]

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“Inspirations” Art and Photo Exhibit, Gift and Merchandise Sale, June 18-19, 2022

Inspirations Art & Photography Exhibit & Sale RECEPTION: Saturday, June 18 • 4 to 8 p.m. Gifts and Merchandise Sale Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19 • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 440 Washington Avenue, Bridgeville, PA 15017 (Formerly Furry Friends Grooming next to Chartiers Custom Pet Cremation) This is the “big event” I’ve […]

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Carnegie Spring Market 2022, Sunday June 12, Noon to 3

Sunday, June 12 Carnegie Spring Market I’ll have all my feline and nature gift items and select art and prints 30 vendors, food, music, sidewalk sales Glass recycling event Noon to 3:00 p.m. Corner of West Main and Third Street, Carnegie, 15106 I know my tent looks a little funky—I had my camera on manual […]

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Join us at Dogapalooza in Carnegie Park, Sunday, June 5, 10 to 2

Sunday, June 5: 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 Wow, this came up fast! I’m looking forward to displaying my […]

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Celebrate Tortie Girls With a Set of Hand-tinted Linoleum Block Prints

“The Tortie Girls” are hand printed, hand tinted linoleum block prints of my two tortoiseshell cats, one very round and one very slender, “The Goddess” and “The Roundest Eyes”. Each Image is 8″ x 12″, with mat and frame outside dimensions 16″ x 20″. As you know, I am unendingly inspired by my houseful of […]

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Upcoming Events, June through November 2022

It’s just about time for show season to start! Over the winter I carefully considered how I wanted to manage my vendor show schedule. Last year I was in smaller weekly events like the farmers market with a few bigger events like Rock the Quarry and my own Open House events. The weekly schedule was […]

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Featured Feline Artwork and May Desktop Calendar: Highlighted Silhouette

  As soon as I knew Mr. Sunshine needed some extra support I decided I’d feature him for May’s featured artwork and desktop calendar. This New Member print is a signed digital print of “Highlighted Silhouette”. This print is 7 x 10 and matted with a pure white mat to fit an 11 x 14 […]

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May Nature Desktop Calendar: My Mother’s Columbines

Another piece borne of January inspiration in my seed and flower catalogs, this little bunch of columbines was so joyful that it stayed with me. One of my favorite flowers, it is also a favorite of my mother, and I gave this painting to her as a birthday present one year. She has since passed […]

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The Resurrection Painting, for Easter

For the past few months I’ve been working on a multi-painting commission for a special friend. She wanted her own set of paintings of the mysteries of the rosary, the life and times of Jesus and his mother Mary, and some of her favorite Bible verses, of course including “The Resurrection”. My friend wanted a […]

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