Pet Portraits painted with water colors on heavy water color paper, custom painted from your photos.
Pet Portraits by Ron Krajewski - original watercolor paintings of your dog or cat.
Starting out painting pet portraits of his cat Stewart, changed the life of this self taught watercolorist.
"Soulful eyes set against broad brushstrokes of vibrant color connect with everyone who views the art of Ron Krajewski."
Ron Krajewski likes to break away from traditional pet portraits with the use of off-center composition and bold colors, explains the self-taught artist. The result is a bright and upbeat contemporary portrait that captures the personality of the pet.--- Evening Sun Newspaper Today, Krajewski's art hangs in private collections in all 50 states, as well as abroad.
He's involved with several pet rescue organizations and created the poster and playbill art for Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore's charity, Broadway Barks, which benefits New York area animal rescues. Krajewski usually renders his four-legged subjects in watercolors or acrylics, employing an imaginative palette and deft details to impart each animal's lively intelligence and loving trust." ---Natural Awakenings Magazine.
Born and raised in Seattle Washington, Ron who is 48 years old grew up in a fishing family. He worked every summer as a teenager on his grandfathers salmon fishing boat in Alaska.
Ron joined the Air Force in 1985 and left Seattle. He then spent 10 years in the Air Force during which 9 months were in Saudi Arabia during Desert Storm. During this time overseas, Ron took up an interest in drawing to pass the time.
After Desert Storm Ron returned to the states and met his wife Wendy who is a flight attendant for Southwest airlines. After 10 years in the Air Force Ron and his new wife decided to get out and move to Phoenix. Ron then joined his wife as a flight attendant, at Southwest. When Southwest would send Ron on overnight trips, he always took his watercolor paints and painted in his room.
All of Ron's early paintings just went into a drawer somewhere, until Wendy urged him to try and sell one on eBay. Ron listed his first painting on eBay and much to his surprise, someone actually bought it, comments Ron. Soon buyers were flocking to his online store at eBay, fascinated with his innate talent, his obvious love for animals and wonderful composition and viewpoint.
Shortly after selling many of his cat paintings on eBay, Ron started getting contacted by people wanting to hire him to paint their pets. Then more people and more people, to where he couldn't keep up with the demand and maintain a day time job, so he chose to leave the airline career and pursue art full time.
Ron has been a professional artist full time for 4 years now. A dream come true. Ron is a self taught artist and continues to learn and expand his talent in every painting he creates. Some of his favorite artists are Ted Nuttall and Robert Burridge.
Ron's mediums are watercolor and acrylic paints but is always willing to try new methods, pigments and styles. Ron and Wendy live in Gettysburg Pa, with their 2 cats, Spencer and Sadie.
I am a full time professional artist living in Gettysburg, Pa. specializing in custom pet portraits and high quality pet art prints.
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