September 3, 2013 Decor Cheney Beshara If you’re anything like me, your furry friend holds a very special place in your heart. And what captures that sweet face better than a camera? A beautiful hand-painted pet portrait by Cheney Beshara! My sweet and very talented friend, Cheney, started painting these portraits not too long ago and already has people knocking on her door, or rather filling her inbox, with requests to paint their gorgeous pups! She quit her day job to pursue her passion for animals and art and is now a full-time artist working from her home studio in San Francisco. Cheney’s always been artisit and creative, but her puppy, Wendell (the cutest little weiner dog), inspired her to start painting dogs and other pets and now it’s a full-time gig! Sidenote, the puppy was not only the inspiration for pet portraits, but he was also a big part of her marriage proposal! All of her work is hand-drawn, then painted on stretched canvas and ready to hang when it arrives at your door! I’ve already commissioned Cheney to paint one of Oliver, and I’m also thinking of how wonderful these would be for birthday or Christmas presents (she’s already taking holiday orders, so get in line)! To see more of her work, follow her on Instagram and Facebook. And when you’re ready to order, you’ll find pricing and the order form here. I’m so excited for Cheney and continually impressed by her work — she’s able to capture so much personality in each one, which is what makes each pet so wonderful in the first place! And don’t worry, as soon as mine arrives, you’ll be seeing pictures of it too!