Sponsored By:

Meet the fabulous 2019 Painted Pets featured in the silent auction! This year's family includes not only dogs and cats, but also a fox, owls, and a rabbit. Our sincere thanks to our ten talented artists for generously donating their time, creativity, and talents.


The auction for the Painted Pets is now live online!

The Good Owl Days

Frédéric Bonin-Pissarro


DESCRIPTION

The '60s are remembered as a time of social revolution, experimentation and absolute individual freedom. Many important artistic movements in art, music and literature were born during those years. The economy was strong, and many Americans were able to live prosperous and fulfilling lives. They were, for many of us, “the good old days".

DIMENSIONS

4”W X 7”D X 12”H

DISPLAY LOCATION

Miller Gallery
Hyde Park Square
2715 Erie Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45208

ARTIST BIO

With a modern twist, Frédéric Bonin-Pissarro continues a long family tradition of fine arts, which began with his great-grandfather, Camille Pissarro, one of the original Impressionists. Born and raised in Paris, Frédéric learned the art of painting from his father, Claude Bonin-Pissarro. After studying at École de Sèvres and École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, he settled in Cincinnati. There he taught color theory, character design, writing scenario, illustration, composition and layout at the Art Institute of Cincinnati and received the Key to the City in 2001. Frédéric later received a B.A. and M.A., summa cum laude, from Morehead State University, where he also taught. He and his family currently reside in Las Vegas, NV where he is a professor in the art department at UNLV.

CONTACT THE ARTIST


Floyd

Diana Halligan


DESCRIPTION

The inspiration for Floyd was Frank Lloyd Wright's stained glass designs, specifically, the dining room windows in the Dana-Thomas House in Springfield, IL. The design uses the same earth toner palette Wright used in his autumn sumac design with blue added to represent the color of the sky as seen through the windows. Floyd is a variant of Lloyd, originating from the Welsh name Llwyd.

DIMENSIONS

4.5”W X 6.25”D X 9.5”H

DISPLAY LOCATION

Voltage
3209 Madison Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45209

ARTIST BIO

Originally from England, Diana Halligan has drawn and painted since childhood. After a career in nursing career, which she continued when she resettled in Ohio, Diana’s interest in fine arts led her to study at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. There she found her love of working with oils and studying the Old Masters. She continues to explore the visual arts as an independent photographer focusing on local musicians, and painting in oils.

CONTACT THE ARTIST


Harry

Maddie Heinlen


DESCRIPTION

Rabbits are funny little animals that often live right among us in our yards and neighborhoods, yet they somehow elude us. Whether sneaking into our gardens, jumping down rabbit holes, or trying to avoid being "wabbit" hunted, they nearly always manage to stay out of sight. While Harry may appear to be black and white, with closer inspection, there is much more going on. He is an optical illusion, capturing the idea that rabbits are always trying to trick us - maybe using some of their magician's magic.

DIMENSIONS

5”W X 10”D X 9”H

DISPLAY LOCATION

Miller Gallery
Hyde Park Square
2715 Erie Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45208

ARTIST BIO

Participating in Petcasso for the third year, Maddie Heinlen loves the outdoors and nature and this passion inspires much of her work. A lifelong resident of Cincinnati, she graduated from Walnut Hills High School in 2019 where she was able to cultivate her artistic ability. Maddie is now a freshman at Miami University where she is pursuing a major in Zoology and a minor in Studio Art with possible plans of becoming a medical or scientific illustrator. In the coming years, she plans to further expand herself and become a more well-established artist.

Vector Vixen

Denyse Hermanson


DESCRIPTION

The inspiration for Vector Vixen was the mascot of Sweet Briar College, the alma mater of PIN Executive Director, Ann Hill. After a bit of research, Denyse began playing with the fun SBC color combination of hot pink, lime green, and navy blue with some silver added in. The result is a playful ombre pattern that perfectly covers every angle of the form. You don’t need to be a Sweet Briar alum to enjoy this sweet little fox!

DIMENSIONS

5.75”W X 6.5”D X 10.25”H

DISPLAY LOCATION

Miller Gallery
Hyde Park Square
2715 Erie Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45208

ARTIST BIO

Denyse Hermanson led Global Brand Design at Procter & Gamble's pet care brands Iams and Eukanuba for 9 years. She designed and executed murals for P&G's Paws for a Cause events at animal welfare agencies throughout Ohio including SPCA Cincinnati and Circle Tail.

Gustav, the Wise Old Owl

Anne Huddleston


DESCRIPTION

Gustav was inspired by the colorful, patterned motifs of Austrian artist, Gustav Klimt. The gold leaf mosaic, shimmering around the owl’s luminous eyes and feet, is a nod to Klimt’s “Golden Phase”. He clings to a mound of foil-backed green tile “grass” peppered with Czechoslovakian copper-kissed pressed flowers and Italian millefiori glass flowers reminiscent of those in his 1907 portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer. His stomach is an iridescent cross pattern of diamonds interspersed with shimmering glass beads. Fanning his wings and back are ceramic glazed clay petals from Morocco. Crystal - cut beads add interest and mimic the style of mixing shape and pattern for which Klimt is known.

DIMENSIONS

4”W X 7”D X 12”H

DISPLAY LOCATION

Voltage
3209 Madison Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45209

ARTIST BIO

Anne currently works as a mixed media artist using various tiles, beads and semi-precious gemstones to make one-of-a-kind mosaic jewelry, gorgeous mosaic plexiglass flower and bird yard art and a variety of 3-dimensional animals. She has a long career in graphic and product design in the gift industry and as an illustrator for the children's market and greeting cards, winning several local poster competitions including one for her 2016 Summerfair poster. She also lived in China while working as an art director for 32 Chinese artists for China's largest gift manufacturer. Anne's work can be purchased at local craft shows, on her website, or as private commissions for mosaic life-size animals.

CONTACT THE ARTIST


Brigitte Barkdot

Douglas Manley


DESCRIPTION

As a hair stylist, in addition to being an artist and painter, Doug wanted to incorporate a '60s hairstyle into his Painted Pet design. Through his searches on the internet, he came across pictures of Brigitte Bardot and her bikini - two iconic symbols of the era - and inspiration was born!

DIMENSIONS

8”W X 16”D X 13.5”H

DISPLAY LOCATION

Studio 900
900 Adams Crossing
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

ARTIST BIO

Douglas is a Cincinnati artist who is currently enjoying his return to the painting community. The most satisfying part of his art journey is the relationships he has developed with other artists. “There is nothing better than drawing inspiration from others' art.”

The Best Seat in the House

Jamie Morath


DESCRIPTION

When painting this oversized bench, Jamie let her imagination and paintbrush take over. Instead of just painting cats and dogs, she portrayed the many ways they are a part of our everyday lives and why we love them so much. Taking bits and pieces from some of her earlier paintings, she created a fun and whimsical new design for this large, functional work of art.

DIMENSIONS

10”W X 53”D X 25”H

DISPLAY LOCATION

Voltage
3209 Madison Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45209

ARTIST BIO

Art was always a part of her life, but Jamie didn't begin selling her work until 2009. As a self-taught artist with a unique style, she thought she wasn't "good enough" and wondered who would hang her art on their walls. When she finally found the confidence to show her work, she says she "stepped into a world I never imagined possible."

Ten years later, Jamie is a widely-recognized artist, having won 17 awards and sold her work in all 50 states, Canada and 21 other countries! Overcoming a lack of confidence was such an amazing feeling but Jamie say that even more gratifying is being able to share her talent to make a difference in the world. Following her passion has allowed her to donate her work to raise more than $56,000 on behalf of animal welfare causes all over the world! (After working on the bench for 7 straight days, through hand cramps, multiple tubes of paint and 4 broken brushes, Jamie says it was totally worth it to help raise money for Pets In Need of Greater Cincinnati.)

CONTACT THE ARTIST


Weenie Bookends

Jamie Morath


DESCRIPTION

These adorable Doxie book ends were inspired by one of Jamie's original paintings, "Books and Weenies". Of the donation requests she receives from all over the world, the most frequent are for artwork featuring Dachshunds. Many of these come from California, Florida, and Canada where shelters and rescues are overflowing with these precious pups.

DIMENSIONS

3.25”W X 15.25”D X 5.75”H

DISPLAY LOCATION

indigenous
1609 Madison Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45206

ARTIST BIO

Art was always a part of her life, but Jamie didn't begin selling her work until 2009. As a self-taught artist with a unique style, she thought she wasn't "good enough" and wondered who would hang her art on their walls. When she finally found the confidence to show her work, she says she "stepped into a world I never imagined possible."

Ten years later, Jamie is a widely-recognized artist, having won 17 awards and sold her work in all 50 states, Canada and 21 other countries! Overcoming a lack of confidence was such an amazing feeling but Jamie say that even more gratifying is being able to share her talent to make a difference in the world. Following her passion has allowed her to donate her work to raise more than $56,000 on behalf of animal welfare causes all over the world! (After working on the bench for 7 straight days, through hand cramps, multiple tubes of paint and 4 broken brushes, Jamie says it was totally worth it to help raise money for Pets In Need of Greater Cincinnati.)

CONTACT THE ARTIST


Hoss Boss

Jamie Morath


DESCRIPTION

The inspiration for this little bulldog with floppy jaws: You know that moment you decide to eat on the couch but forgot the fork? You put your plate down and run back to the kitchen to grab one only to return seconds later to an empty plate and your faithful friend licking his chops.

DIMENSIONS

6”W X 4”D X 7”H

DISPLAY LOCATION

Voltage
3209 Madison Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45209

ARTIST BIO

Art was always a part of her life, but Jamie didn't begin selling her work until 2009. As a self-taught artist with a unique style, she thought she wasn't "good enough" and wondered who would hang her art on their walls. When she finally found the confidence to show her work, she says she "stepped into a world I never imagined possible."

Ten years later, Jamie is a widely-recognized artist, having won 17 awards and sold her work in all 50 states, Canada and 21 other countries! Overcoming a lack of confidence was such an amazing feeling but Jamie say that even more gratifying is being able to share her talent to make a difference in the world. Following her passion has allowed her to donate her work to raise more than $56,000 on behalf of animal welfare causes all over the world! (After working on the bench for 7 straight days, through hand cramps, multiple tubes of paint and 4 broken brushes, Jamie says it was totally worth it to help raise money for Pets In Need of Greater Cincinnati.)

CONTACT THE ARTIST


Rescue Kitty

Heidi Barrett


DESCRIPTION

Just like an animal adopted from a shelter, Rescue Kitty was given a beautiful new life using recycled and discarded materials. Heidi combines her penchant for design and decorating with her love of repurposing the ordinary and transforming it into the extraordinary.

DIMENSIONS

6”W X 8”D X 28”H

DISPLAY LOCATION

indigenous
1609 Madison Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45206

ARTIST BIO

As an artist and business owner with a degree in Interior Design, Heidi combines her penchant for design and decorating with her love of repurposing the ordinary and transforming it into the extraordinary. Heidi is the owner and creator of Faded Finds in Ft. Thomas, Kentucky.

CONTACT THE ARTIST


Beat of My Heart

Shannon Timura


DESCRIPTION

Inspired by music, this bulldog has geometric sides allowing the iridescent mosaic of upcycled CDs to reflect the light, letting it bounce around the room much like musical notes.

DIMENSIONS

5.1”W X 7.5”D X 7.7”H

DISPLAY LOCATION

indigenous
1609 Madison Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45206

ARTIST BIO

Shannon Timura is a mixed media artist and art educator who specializes in public art and sculptures with the goal of bringing joy to the viewer. She was recently featured as a "Fearless Female Artist" in O Magazine for her work on Procter and Gamble's "Lighter than Air" Olay campaign.

CONTACT THE ARTIST


Buckeye Boy

Jamie Williams


DESCRIPTION

In old Ohio there's a dog who's known throughout the land... Buckeye Boy! Excited and ready for game day, Buckeye Boy carries the spirit of Ohio State University wherever he goes. He hopes to one day dot the "i", but for now he's happy to bring Buckeye pride to your home!

DIMENSIONS

5”W X 15”D X 12”H

DISPLAY LOCATION

Miller Gallery
Hyde Park Square
2715 Erie Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45208

ARTIST BIO

Jamie Williams is a science teacher at Mariemont High School, but also enjoys art and history. She got her Bachelor's in Zoology with a minor in Studio Art in 2013, followed by a Master of Education in 2015, all from The Ohio State University. Jamie LOVES Pets In Need and is truly excited and honored to contribute to this year's auction!

Airulos with Shark Girl

Casey Riordan Millard


DESCRIPTION

Millard’s character, Shark Girl, appears in many of her illustrations, paintings, and sculptures. Shark Girl is a young girl with the head of a shark, created in 1999. She was a way for Millard to “reflect her own anxieties."

DIMENSIONS

5"W X 19"D X 17"H

DISPLAY LOCATION

Miller Gallery
Hyde Park Square
2715 Erie Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45208

ARTIST BIO

Casey is a Cincinnati-based artist working in a variety of media including painting, drawing, sculpture, video, and publication. Millard’s artwork has been displayed in various cities including Cincinnati, Buffalo, and Chicago. The majority of Millard’s pieces include her original character, Shark Girl.

CONTACT THE ARTIST