Pawsome Paintings

PAWSOME PAINTINGS, Pet Portraits by Erin Kelly

My Furry Muse: Sadie Jane


A Brief Introduction

Artist Statement & History


   My name is Erin Kelly. I am an artist from Boston, MA and owner of Pawsome Paintings. I earned my BA in Art & Art History from UMass Boston in 2005. Over the years, I received several awards for my art and have had my artwork published in several books and magazines. My artwork has sold to clients across the United States, Canada, and even Australia.

  My artistic style is most akin to pop art or contemporary art... but I like to think of my paintings as "pup-art"!

  Originally from South Boston, I currently reside in Dorchester with my husband, 14 month-old daughter, and my furry muse... a three year-old lab mix named Sadie Jane.  I  do have a day job, but painting is my true passion... It also helps to provide necessities for my daughter and keeps Sadie in the dog bones. 

  As our first "baby", Sadie was the inspiration behind  Pawsome Paintings. Sadie makes for one patient (and adorable) model...

Most importantly, she works for treats !!!

  Pawsome Paintings was born of my love of pets and the desire to share my art with the general public... It all began when googling Pet portrait sites: I wanted a painting of Sadie for my own home. I soon became frustrated with the affordability of other sites on the web and so decided to paint Sadie's portrait for myself. It came out so great, and the process was so fun, that I began painting pet portraits for friends and co-workers. When those became a big hit, I knew I was onto something truly special...

...and that was how Pawsome Paintings was born!

  When you commission a "Paw - trait" from me, rest assured that I will be availible for consultation and advice whenever you need me. I will   e-mail you for approval every step of the way; from the initial composite images I create in Paint Shop Pro, throughout the various stages of the painting process, and all the way through to completion to ensure that the final product is as you wish. I will NOT ship your pet portrait until you are 100% satisfied!

  As I mentioned, using Paint Shop Pro, I can combine several individual images of pets into one cohesive painting! You can bring all your fur-children together, past or present!

  I hope you enjoy browsing through my gallery. If you like what you see, please pass this site on to a friend, as I rely on word of mouth.

  Should you wish to inquire about ordering a custom portrait of your beloved family pet (past OR present), my artistic techniques, or have suggestions for my site, please feel free to E-mail me, Erin Kelly, at 

  I hope to hear more from you soon! Thank You.


-- Erin Kelly

Artist, Pawsome Paintings



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   " I would like to give my testimony on how absolutely thrilled I am with my portrait of Savannah and Talker. 

  I think you captured their cute adorable faces and I love looking at their portrait.  It is so charming and playful.

  I'm very proud to own a painting from you!"

~ Laura C. -- Pasadena, CA




 " I will definitely recommend you to all my pet-owning buddies! 

  I can't wait to give the paintings  of Sasha & Doobie to my sister & my parents. They are going to LOVE them! 

  The paintings are so beautiful, and I cannot stop staring at them!!  You went above and beyond, and I really appreciate how great they are.

 Thanks so much!!"

                     ~ Liz P. -- Boston, MA




 "We got the painting today [of Cola Husker, and Lincoln] and I just wanted to tell you the photos of them you sent me don't do it  justice.

  It is beautiful - I cried when I opened it... they are amazing and
everyone here at work loves it. We are going to have you do one for my in laws for a Christmas gift. 

  You are amazing... Thank you so much!

~ Shannon O. -- Greendale, WI













Sadie Jane - May, 2008