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Pet Portrait of Keegan – A Story of Hope

Orange Cat Contemporary Folk Art Pet Portrait Painting by Artist BZTAT
Painting by Artist BZTAT


Things were not going very well for Keegan.

First, the orange cat’s owners moved away and left him behind. Luckily he had a neighbor who fed him and checked on him as he roamed his neighborhood. One day, however, he showed up with severe burns all over his head. Poor guy!

That is when his luck started to change. Keegan was taken to Good Karma Pet Rescue of South Florida, where a veterinarian tended to his burns, and a team of volunteers gave him much love and care. He is still recovering, but he is doing well.

Keegan had mange, leading the veterinarian to believe that his burns were due to a chemical that someone had applied to treat his skin condition. Because of the burns, he lost most of his fur on his face and neck. Eventually, he should have a full fluff around his neck again.

A donor and volunteer for Good Karma Pet Rescue commissioned me to paint a pet portrait of Keegan to be placed in the rescue’s new adoption room/cat cafe. Keegan will soon go on to a forever home (yay!), but his pet portrait will remain for all see and to remember the great work that is done there for cats. The pet portrait was painted in my Contemporary Folk Art Style.

Good Karma Pet Rescue is an amazing organization that rescues animals from challenging circumstances in the Fort Lauderdale, FL area. Learn more about their great rescue work by following their Facebook page. You can also send donations here.

I am so glad that they shared some of their “good karma” with Keegan, and many other animals in need!

I offer discounts to those interested in donating artwork to animal rescue organizations. Contact me if you would like to learn more about the process of purchasing art for donations.

Life is an Adventure!



Special Promotion on Custom Pet Portraits by BZTAT!

Pepi Smart Dog Custom Pet Portrait
Custom Pet Portrait by BZTAT

Over the past year, I have really developed my niche as a custom pet portrait artist. I have been so busy with animal portrait commissions, commissioned murals and non-commissioned work, I have been forced to minimize the work that I do as a counselor in order to keep up.

In order to show my appreciation for those who follow me and collect my artwork, or are interested in purchasing my work but have not done so yet, I have decided to run a special time limited promotion.

Order a custom pet portrait between now and 11:59 PM EST, Thursday, 6/3/10, and you will get free shipping to anywhere in the USA.

In addition, anyone who is a repeat customer (has previously commissioned artwork by BZTAT) will also get a 10% discount on a new commission if the order is received by 11:59 PM EST, Thursday 6/3/10.

You can see some examples of previously commissioned animal portraits here, as well as the pricing schedule.

To make an order you must:

  1. Contact me and let me know your interest in commissioning a painting of your pet.
  2. After discussing terms for the commission via email, make the order via PayPal (full amount must be paid in advance). I will give you instructions for making the PayPal payment via email.
  3. Payment must be received via PayPal by 11:59 PM, Thursday, 6/1/10 in order to be eligible for the promotion.

So hurry up and make your order. This deal doesn’t last long!

By the way, the pet portrait that you see above is the image of Pepi Smart Dog, who, sadly, went to the Rainbow Bridge on 9/16/09. He lived for 18 years and was a multi-media celebrity. His human tells me that Pepi loved to dress up in clothes and costumes, and he frequently was the star at pet adoption events and other activities. He was truly an amazing animal. He still tweets from the Rainbow Bridge, and assists other animals as they pass on from our world to his new heavenly world.

You can see a slide show of in-process photos of Pepi’s pet portrait below.

Life is an Adventure!