Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Pets Are Family Too {Portraits by NC GIVEAWAY}

If you have a pet, then I'm sure you will agree that pets are family too! The Etsy Shop Feature for today is an artist specializing in custom hand painted portraits (of pets and people). Artist/Owner of Pet Portraits by NC, Enzie, has been a Blogging Buddy of mine for quite some time now. I am honored to share her beautiful work with you today, because her pieces are truly amazing. Some of my favorites are her child portraits and the horse portraits.






We'll take a quick look at Enzie's Etsy story, as seen on her About Page:
My professional portrait artist career began in 1999 and since then my portraits and paintings have been collected world wide. My work has been featured in books, magazines, in a documentary and even minted on a commemorative coin. I also paint decorative artwork for galleries, decorators and licensing firms. 
I specialize in very detailed oil paintings and recently added a new line of digital portraits to make my work easily accessible to an even larger audience. Ordering a portrait is very easy - just send me photos of your loved ones and tell me what your budget is and I will give you several options to choose from to fit your needs through my "Build your Portrait" a la carte approach. 


Let's just get right to it and take a look at the art now up close, shall we?






Artists absolutely mesmerize me, because I am definitely not so artistically inclined. I can doodle some fun geometric shapes and squiggly lines - abstract stuff, but that's about it. So the detail in these paintings completely blows my mind. And did you guys read the part from her About Page that says her work has even been minted on a commemorative coin? How awesome is that?!?

Her new line of digital portraits and her "Build Your Portrait" approach shows how flexible and accommodating Enzie is too. Her shop offers more than just the portraits themselves; There are home & office decor pieces, art gifts, and other paintings too (check out the Nature Paintings, there's a pretty abstract piece I have my eye on!).


Connect with Portraits by NC
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Guess what!!! 
Enzie is giving one lucky reader a 16x20 custom pet or child portrait (valued at $195.00)!!!
*** Winner will need to submit 3-4 photos of their loved one via email to Portraits by NC.
A digital high resolution JPG file will be emailed to the contest winner. The image file can be taken to any print on demand/photo center (like WalMart, Target, Costco, etc.) to have the custom painted portrait printed on canvas up to a 16x20 in size.
Giveaway is open to worldwide. Ends 1/17/15 at 11:59 pm, EST.
Enter with the Rafflecopter form below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


And be sure to check out the rest of the awesome giveaways going on right now (there are quite a few, to end 2014 with a big bang!). Just CLICK HERE.




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42 comments :

Miss Val's Creations said...

Enzie's work amazes me when I see it on Google+. She paints so life like! Awesome talent.

Duni said...

Thank you for introducing us to this exceptionally talented artist! I simply love her pet portraits :) And what a generous giveaway too...thanks for the chance!
Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Elephant's Child said...

Pets are MOST DEFINITELY family. And what a talented artist. Thank you for the introduction.

katiecupcakes said...

Amazing work!! I love all the pet ones, especially the "love buddies" because they look like my two kitties! http://www.portraits-by-nc.com/cat-pet-portraits/love-buddies

Katie Klein said...

I love the shih tzu dog portrait!

Denysia Yu said...

I love the RAGDOLL CAT PORTRAIT PEPITA! :)

trillina palemi said...

http://www.portraits-by-nc.com/cat-pet-portraits/cat-portrait-garden-cat

Stephanie LaPlante said...

I really like the Jolly Santa Painting - Santa Claus

Kristin Aquariann said...

Awesome art! My favorite is http://www.portraits-by-nc.com/dog-pet-portraits/schnauzer-portrait-bella because I miss my schnauzers.

spike said...

I love the KIDS ROOM - NURSERY ART - VINTAGE SAND BUCKET

Alison H said...

I adore the Love Buddies cat portrait. Too cute.

alejandra corbella said...

When I looked at he website, the portraits looked so realistic, I love them. I have two chihuahuas and I would love to have a paining of them

Kristen said...

I love the portraits of Bella and Ellie.

Nicole Millheim said...

I love the Cat potrait

suzanne king said...

YORKIE PORTRAIT - DOG PORTRAIT - MONDRIAN YORKIE is my favorite piece.

Britnee Dockins said...

I actually own her pug throw pillow. I love it and get so many compliments!

DH Jax said...

I lost my best friend today.....I already feel lost without her. Though I have other dogs, she was my "heart dog" and meant the world to me and I'm going to miss her more than words can say.... My favorite is her dog painting of border collie, Nacho, although my old Girl was a sheltie, Nacho reminds me of her a little.... I would love to have one of these beautiful paintings to remember my sweet girl.

Marnie Ward said...

I browsed through the amazing gallery at Portraits by NC and my favorite piece is the German Shepherd Dog Painting. I have had 3 German Shepherd's even thought I currently do not have one now, I loved this portrait because it reminded me of a Shepherd I had named Dakota. She has been gone over 12 years but you caught the look in her eyes. I would love for you to do a portrait of my current dog which is a tri-color Corgi. He is very beautiful and looks like a Shepherd but with very short legs! Ha!

Darby Elizabeth said...

I like the painting of the german shepard

AJ said...

I love this portrait :http://www.portraits-by-nc.com/child-portraits/child-portraits-portraits-of-girls-sabrina

Riffat Saeed said...

Thanks for lovely giveaway. Lovely http://www.portraits-by-nc.com/cat-pet-portraits

Coline T. said...

I love the dog portrait of a French Bulldog: http://www.portraits-by-nc.com/dog-pet-portraits/frenchie-dog-portrait-trotter
Thanks for this amazing giveaway! :-)

Sarenka Michiyo said...

http://www.portraits-by-nc.com/cat-pet-portraits/tabby-cat-portrait-bailey

arianne mae capaciete said...

http://www.portraits-by-nc.com/dog-pet-portraits/pug-dog-portrait-pugsy

Victoria said...

Love the portrait of the Pakistani girl

stephen gordon said...

I like the painting of the German Shepard very well done.

snowmint said...

I love the Holland Lop - Portrait of Marlow. It just looks awesome!~

Judy C said...

Beautiful work - I really love PET PORTRAITS - CAT PORTRAIT - LOVE BUDDIES! (Judy Cowan)

Holly Wright said...

I love the Yorkie Dog Portrait! It is absolutely adorable! The detail in all the hair is amazing

Abigail said...

The labradoodle portrait reminds me of my dog! These are great!

Dana Feldman said...

WEST HIGHLAND TERRIER DOG PORTRAIT - CAMPBELL
It's absolutely gorgeous, and so lifelike what talented hands it took to paint it!! WOW!!

Misty said...

I loved the horse. It would be a gift to my best friend. She loves her horses!

ISA VAL said...

thanks, love: http://www.portraits-by-nc.com/dog-pet-portraits/shih-tzu-dog-portrait-gigi

isavalcogitoergosum@yahoo.it
Please contact me via email if I win! Thanks so much!

medoKartonski said...

http://www.portraits-by-nc.com/child-portraits/picking-flowers-toddler-portrait

That's my fave! Can't belive it is drawing, eyes are so deep and perfect

igea said...

I love german shepard portrait

Heidi's Wanderings said...

Her work looks fabulous. I hope I win.

M. K. Clinton said...

This comment is so unfair! I love every single dog painting that you've done! The Frenchie is adorable, but so is the German Shorthaired Pointer!

Caryn M said...

i'm a dog lover so i really love all the dog paintings!

Powers Of Love said...

All the work is gorgeous! Being a dog lover I'm especially fond of the dog portraits. This one though... the face... ♥ ♥
http://www.portraits-by-nc.com/dog-pet-portraits/west-highland-terrier-dog-portrait-campbell

Melissa Miller said...

West Highland TERRIER DOG PORTRAIT - CAMPBELL

Melinda Stephens said...

I love the HOLLAND LOP - PORTRAIT OF MARLOW. that is a very cute bunny.

Michelle Tucker said...

I like the Cat Portrait - Love Buddies.