My Main Message
I started sketching pets to raise money for pet rescues when I was 12 years old. It was a very rewarding way for me to help out.
The Orlando Sentinel newspaper featured me in an article on the Orlando Science Center's Pet Fair and the response was overwhelming. I had obtained over 4 months of pet sketch work, which I consider to be an art apprenticeship of sorts. I continued pet sketches as fund raising for pet rescues throughout middle school, high school, and college.
Over time I did less and less pet sketch fund raising as I had to focus my time and energies toward college as a fine arts graduate of the University of Central Florida, and participating within the Fine Art Festival circuit. I have always supported myself from the sale of my original artwork. Please visit my ArtByChelsea.com website.
As I was reflecting on some recent artist interview questions, I remembered the rewarding sense of purpose that sketching pets had for me. So, I am now returning to pet sketching as fund raising for pet rescues with the launch of PetSketch.Art.
Initially I am donating 10% of all proceeds to Pet Rescue by Judy (or the 501(c) pet rescue of your choice). Over time as I recoup my initial start up costs, I intend to increase the amount of donated proceeds. I will also donate any additional funds or tips paid over the cost of sketches as well. Please also reach out to me if I can help in your own pet rescue events.
Welcome to PetSketch.Art!
Once you decide that you want your very own pet sketch, select the Next Step button to begin!