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Fika Podcast 012 – Cat and Small Biz Talk with I HAVE CAT

In this episode we are having fika with Tamar Arslanian of the successful cat blog I HAVE CAT. How did it become a success, what opportunities has it led to and what have been the key to success for it? Topics How a passion grew into nearly 100K followers [00:01:28] Social media matters for small businesses [00:13:33] Cats, the gateway animal [00:19:36] Opportunities and name dropping [00:21:03] Cat medical advice [00:26:02] The key to Tamar’s success [00:29:01] Tamar’s [...]

Fika Podcast 012 – Cat and Small Biz Talk with I HAVE CAT2019-04-02T18:44:07-04:00

Original Painting: Olive’s Portrait

Working with Erica on Olive's pet portrait was an easy and enjoyable process. I appreciated Erica's attention to detail, advice and consultation with me during the creation of the painting. I couldn't be happier with the end product. The details are amazing and it looks exactly like Olive, right down to the asymmetrical pattern on her nose and lines on her face.  We'll enjoy this painting for decades to come!" - B.L. of Virginia Last year I [...]

Original Painting: Olive’s Portrait2019-04-04T16:41:25-04:00

A little flashback

A little flashback to Boomer, Lexie and Sugar Bear from earlier this year.

A little flashback2014-11-05T10:21:03-04:00

Original Painting: Boomer’s Portrait

This piece is a remarkable likeness of our beloved Boomer. The painting truly reflects his playful nature while capturing his serious side as the ruling 'Alpha' dog of the family. – J.G. of Virginia Boomer's Portrait is the second portrait of three commissioned by a client in Virginia. You can check out the first painting of Lexie here (a lovely birthday gift to his wife).  When looking at photos of all the dogs, I felt it would be nice [...]

Original Painting: Boomer’s Portrait2014-07-11T12:35:08-04:00

Original Painting: Lexie’s Portrait

Erica has superbly captured the impish nature of Lexie’s personality.  The life-like appearance of this painting is a great testimonial to Erica’s talent and attention to every detail. – J.G. of Virginia Lexie’s Portrait is an original painting commissioned by a client in Virginia who wanted to give his wife something special for her birthday. Like so many others, he found me by researching local pet portrait artists around Washington DC. It’s such a cool feeling when they say they [...]

Original Painting: Lexie’s Portrait2015-11-04T15:25:16-04:00

Original Painting: Cocoa’s Portrait

Thank you so very much for the best gift I have ever received. Although Cocoa has been gone for almost two years now, your art brought her to life. Thanks so much and bless you always. – D.W. of Maryland Cocoa’s portrait is an original painting commissioned by a client in North Carolina as a Christmas gift for her Mother. Their beloved family dog recently passed away and she wanted to surprise her with this lovely keepsake. When [...]

Original Painting: Cocoa’s Portrait2015-11-04T15:32:51-04:00

Original Painting: Dos’ Pet Portrait

I love it! It looks exactly like him, and you’ve captured him perfectly! My parents, and especially my Dad, were absolutely thrilled with my Christmas gift. He hung it up in the living room right away so that everyone who came to the house could see it. We all love Dos so much and this portrait is such a nice way to honor how much joy he brings to our family. I can’t thank you enough! – L.W. of [...]

Original Painting: Dos’ Pet Portrait2015-11-04T15:35:16-04:00

Original Painting: Berkley’s Portrait

 The painting is beautiful and it captured him perfectly. My daughter and I both teared up when we saw it. My husband loved it! Thank you so much for a gorgeous painting! – A.K. of Virginia Berkley’s Portrait is an original painting commissioned by a client in Virginia who owns several of my original paintings already, and is an avid supporter and follower since seeing my work in person at an art show at Occoquan, Virginia. This past [...]

Original Painting: Berkley’s Portrait2015-11-04T15:36:06-04:00

Original Painting: Gadget’s Portrait

Wow, I’m so impressed by your talent! It looks fantastic. I know my wife will love it for Christmas. – D.P. of Virginia Gadget’s Portrait is an original painting commissioned by a client in Virginia who wanted to surprised his wife with a portrait of their dog, Gadget, for Christmas. He’s an adorable mix of a Shih Tzu and Jack Russel. My client found me via searching online for local artists for pet portraits. He shared with me [...]

Original Painting: Gadget’s Portrait2015-11-04T15:38:37-04:00

Original Painting: Canela’s Portrait

You've captured the face that I know and love! It's lovely. - C.B. of Maryland Canela's Portrait is an original painting commissioned by a client in Maryland whose darling companion recently passed away. He had rescued her from the streets of Mexico and wanted to remember her in this wonderful way after so many lovely years together. It was a joy to paint this gorgeous dog. Those eyes...  When she was hanging in my studio, drying, I kept [...]

Original Painting: Canela’s Portrait2014-02-12T11:36:36-04:00