Angie Ketelhut, Seattle, WA Member Since February 2009 Artist Statement Dogs~They are such lovable characters. Always faithful and so very happy to see us, they bring so much joy to each one of our days & lives. They also have a mischievous side to their personalities at times, which is so endearing & precious. Growing up amongst several furry friends, (dogs, cats, guinea pigs, etc) it was only natural that they would become models for my paintings.
I am interested in the concept of capturing an “alive” & vibrant pet " snapshot moment in time” may it be a happy or goofy one :-) . My goal with this is to depict a sense of life while capturing the essence of a pet. I also enjoy adding my personal touch of whimsy, such as a smiling moon or sun from time to time.
When creating custom dog paintings, I strive to capture individual pet personalities, along with the more obvious, physical characteristics. Color is a very important element for me and I use vibrant colors along with expressive brushstrokes to emulate & express each pet's highly “colorful” character.
For custom pet portraits, I enlist the help of human moms and dads to create an image that will capture a memorable moment or favorite past-time from a particular pet's life. I also enjoy paintings pets with their people.
My paintings are meant to bring smiles as the furry models themselves make us smile each & every day. Our beloved Boston Terrier, Fatsa is an inspiration for my dog paintings in general. He's so full of life, personality & a work of art all by himself :-)