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Pet Portrait Paintings Saving Lives: Artist Melissa Smith Launches a Paintings for Pets Program Donating to Pet Rescue

Dallas Artist Melissa Smith Launches a Paintings for Pets Program Donating to Pet Rescue.

Dallas, TX, July 01, 2013 --( Melissa Smith, an artist offering custom pet portrait paintings from photos since 2005, has been a long time animal lover and supporter of pet rescue with hopes of making a difference through art. She has launched a Painting for Pets Program donating 10% of every custom pet portrait painting order to awesome nonprofit pet rescue organizations already doing amazing work. To bring even more awareness, her customers specify the pet rescue the donation goes to during the online order checkout.

Melissa has a deep burden for the severe pet overpopulation problem in this country and has made it her mission to save as many pets lives as possible and inspire others through art, and this is exactly what she hopes her program will accomplish for homeless pets locally and across the country.

Hand painted with devotion and attention to detail, a custom pet portrait painting is a wonderful way to cherish our beloved pets and is a true memorial of the pets we once lost. Melissa Smith Art uses photographs of pets as reference to create these personalized works of pet art conveying the spark of personality and spirit. Pet portrait paintings from photos are a great way to memorialize your pet's sweet face to treasure forever, or to deck out your hip home with stylish, personalized pet artwork, or to give the best gift ever to the pet lover in your life... along with the benefit of helping to save the lives of homeless pets in your own neighborhood!

What customers are saying:

“What a great representation of our lil love Jessica! Anyone thinking of a pet portrait, this is the girl to capture the essence of your beautiful pet!” (Desiree in CA)

“I enjoyed working with Melissa every step of the way! She is professional, responsive, and utterly accountable for her work. Furthermore, she has an exceptional talent for capturing the personality and character of family pets, which is an invaluable gift! The portraits of our beloved dogs will remain a cherished item in our household for years to come. Thank you for all of your hard work!” (Kate in FL)

“I just wanted to say thank you again for painting Jager. I hung my painting so when I sit in my chair I can see him. This is going to sound so strange, but the painting is the first thing that has actually made me feel a little better. I can see him, sitting by me like he used to love to do, and his head is nearly life-size. Plus you just really managed to capture his likeness. I'm so impressed.” (Tracey in TX)

For additional information, contact: Melissa Smith via telephone at (972) 822-4159, or email at, or on the web at

About Melissa Smith Art:

Melissa Smith Art's pet portrait artwork is hand painted using professional acrylic paints on 7/8 in profile stretched canvas. Shipping is free within the continental US. Gift Certificates are available. Prices start at only $175. Customers can follow the Blog or Facebook or Twitter to view progress updates of their pet painting coming to life.

Melissa Smith is a self-taught artist originally from the beautiful countryside of Upstate New York which inspired her to become an adamant animal lover and influenced her creative passion. Melissa started painting pet portraits after spotting a framed poster of “Major General Woof” by Massy at a department store and went home to paint something similar of her rescued Chihuahua mix. She has found that being a pet portrait artist is her true life passion, especially capturing candid moments in time, in a cherished pet’s life.
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