About Pop Zoo

about Pop Zoo

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I often say that six-year-old me would be really proud of how I turned out. When I was six, I wanted to be four things: an artist, a paleontologist, a veterinarian and a unicorn. Well, two out of four ain't too bad if you ask me. I'll leave it up to you to decipher which two won out, but I'll give you a hint: I have a B.F.A. in Painting and Art History and absolutely no background in science. Also, I have this weird bump in the center of my forehead, but we don't have to discuss it.

Pop Zoo is a natural extension of my penchant for parrots, pugs and painting. My pop pet portraits combine a flat, graphic style with bright colors and an obsessive attention to detail to capture your pet's singular personality. All paintings are zero-VOC latex enamel house paint on stretched canvas; they have a unique, slick surface and (bonus!) they're non-toxic to my parrot. I believe that the little details make a portrait come alive, and I have the giant stack of tiny brushes to prove it. It's incredibly rewarding to create these one-of-a-kind gifts celebrating the colorful critters with whom we share our lives and I can't imagine a better job. 

Speaking of sharing one's life: I share mine (and occasionally my studio) with two rescued chihuahua mixes and an ever-rotating cast of foster dogs. Follow me on Instagram to see pictures of them and to get a glimpse of my life in and out of the studio.