I've been creating artwork most of my life. Painting, printmaking and art history would become my life long passion and focus. I received my Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.


Twelve years ago, I painted a portrait of my sister's dog as a  Christmas gift.  It was such a hit, that I decided to focus on painting pet portraits, creating BEST IN SHOW Pet Portraits. In every portrait, I

I want to capture the pet's expression, personality and energy.

My paintings are a play of light upon color and texture.

I relate to Claude Monet, who said, "Color is my day long obsession joy and torment". I admire painters such as Bonnard, Van Gogh, Monet, Cassatt, Matisse, and Sargent to more contemporary artists, Hockney, Fish, and Bartlett.

As a true animal lover and supporter of animal advocate groups, Over the years,  I've donated to many pet organizations and animal rescues.

I am a member of the AKC Museum of the Dog Artists Registry.

Part of my family includes
Bella the cat and Domino the Basenji.   Karen

BEST IN SHOW Pet Portraits

317-413-5794         Indianapolis   

© by Karen Seltzer 2021

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