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Come join me on my magical mystery tour of art, fun and frolics. Right now I'm painting my guinea pig traveling the world and you can join in the fun. I'm a Brit gal now living in Baltimore, USA who makes her living from creating fab pet portraits so come say hi!
Kitty In The City
2019-04-26 13:54
So exciting to see a book I illustrated released!! Bennie Bear's Dream is now available to buy on Amazon. The illustrations were done in watercolor and inks and everyone seems to love the bo… Read More
Cat Lady In Training
2018-11-16 15:47
Hi Guys!!It's been a whirlwind summer!! I got a new cat called Mouse who I adore and I want to get more only hubby says no (for the moment)! But I really want to be a cat lady. My little bab… Read More
Giraffe Baby Shower Gift Guide
2018-04-05 15:26
Best Giraffe Baby Shower Gifts by emmakcontact featuring throw pillowsThrow pillowetsy.comGiraffe Soft Leather Baby Shoes by Snuggle Feet$19 - notonthehighstreet.comGiraffe Pillow… Read More
March Meet The Maker
2018-03-16 14:27
Hi Guys!Is anyone else doing March Meet the Maker? It is meant to be a series of prompts where people post about various aspects of their creative lives onto instagram. I must admit I have n… Read More
Cute Book About The Rainforest Is Published
2018-02-23 15:19
It is fun to see the book I illustrated titled 'An Unexpected Encounter' published by Crees. Crees is a non-profit organization that runs important conservation and sustainable community dev… Read More
Rainforest Magic
2017-07-16 13:13
A post shared by Pet portraits from your photos (@studiokaufmann) on Jul 14, 2017 at 6:51pm PDTA post shared by Pet portraits from your photos (@studiokaufmann) on Jul 15, 2017 at 8:08am PDT… Read More
2017-06-03 19:32
They tore down a few houses around us so now things are returning to the wild....back to Eden.....I have my little piece of paradise now.We have a few new little friends of deer who visit us… Read More
Do You Believe In Unicorns?
2017-05-25 15:40
I have been splashing about with my watercolors. I do so love unicorns so I created this magical rainbow creature with plenty of drips and sploshes and yes of course I go it all over my clot… Read More
Who's Gonna Win The Eurovision?
2017-05-12 18:12
You remember how they had that octopus who predicted who would win the World Cup?  Well there's a new double act in town who can predict with the best.Well you know how the Eurovision S… Read More
Splashing Hippo
2017-05-07 16:15
Like many people I have been captivated by Fiona, a preemie hippo born at Cincinnati Zoo who is too adorable for words. I thought I'd do a painting of her splashing about. She is quite the d… Read More
Does Coffee Improve Memory?
2017-04-26 17:37
Hello Peeps!I have been busy painting this adorable little bunny which will be available printed on some products over at Bohemian Coffee Club in a few weeks.A post shared by Pet portraits f… Read More
Spring Freebie!
2017-03-29 16:35
I am part of an amazing group of illustrators from the Facebook group Erfolgreich.Illustrator.Nearly 120 of us submitted designs to the theme of spring which were made into card format which… Read More
Gone To The Dogs
2017-03-24 17:48
Hi guys!I've had a busy week of doing dawg portraits. Here's an adorable great dane I did.....first I messed around with masking fluid. Don't you just love pulling up masking fluid? It's so… Read More
Splash Bunny
2017-03-14 19:51
Bunny Splash - watercolors, inksI've had a fun week splashing away with watercolors and inks. I created Bunny Splash first and then decided to try drip painting. Here's a little video of the… Read More
2017-03-07 00:07
As soon as I saw this photo by Lola Roberts of her rabbits Benji and Barney I knew I had to paint them. They are too cute for words! She lets people use her photos through a site called Phot… Read More
Cupcakes And Poodles
2017-03-01 18:02
I've been in something of a pastelly, summery type of mood what with our balmy weather so I did this little collection of pastel poodles. They are awfully elegant and look like the type of p… Read More
Bloomin Beard
2017-02-17 14:31
We are having unexpectedly balmy weather here in Baltimore. Some flowers are even popping their heads sheepishly out of the ground and deciding to bloom. All this lovely weather made my brai… Read More
Flamingo Kiss
2017-02-05 23:24
Inspired by Valentine's Day I painted these sassy Flamingos doing a dance that might just be the Electric Boogaloo while gearing up to give eachother a smackaroo. Have a smashing Valentine… Read More
A Guinea Pig Christmas
2016-12-16 21:22
We have been busy making okay eating a lot of cookies. We made a lot of these chocolate gingerbread men which were meant to be for a cookie exchange but we ate them before they were exchange… Read More
2016-11-17 22:29
Hurrah! Happy Days are here again. I have decided to stop stewing about the election and get back to trying to be cheerful!Like Paul McCartney sings.....Blackbird singing in the dead of nig… Read More
Happy Frogs
2016-11-11 14:17
I have been very sad and very angry about the outcome of the election. But when all is said and done it was the usual problem of 46% not voting leaving the arena wide open for Trump to seiz… Read More
Kitty Siesta
2016-11-03 13:02
It seems like the run up to the election has been going on for years. I can't tell you how sick I am of it! Get on with it already. Someone near here 'vandalized' a Trump poster with some Bu… Read More
Rainbow Farting Unicorn
2016-10-30 20:43
I painted this Rainbow Farting Unicorn in inks as part of the 52 Week Illustration Challenge for the theme of RAINBOW. I hope you like him! He is quite the little acrobat!I have not had time… Read More
Coffee Island
2016-10-14 19:33
Let me take you to Coffee IslandMy daughter and I were messing around trying to make paintings out of coffee. It looks so effortless on those YouTube just dribble some coffee on… Read More
Guinea Pig At Buckingham Palace
2016-10-07 18:18
Hello Peeps!!I've got one of those summer/autumn colds so I'm lying around watching Midsomer Murders and drinking lots of hot chocolate. I'm still working on my children's book about a trave… Read More
Giraffe Kiss
2016-09-16 13:28
Giraffe Kiss, Acrylic inksI have had a pretty uneventful week. Someone told me they had lost 25lb by not eating sugar and that it 'wasn't very difficult.' I am always looking for lazy ways t… Read More
Guinea Pig Logic
2016-09-09 18:14
I have to be honest....I cannot stop watching these two guinea pigs talking about pumpkin spice. They just tickle me!I am very much looking forward to pumpkin spice latte weather and walking… Read More
Burning Bacon
2016-08-12 20:09
We are still roasting away here in Baltimore, waiting for summer to be over. We have some really cute houseguests staying with us at the mo. They don't use the washing machine, eat the food… Read More
Poppy Love
2016-07-21 00:03
Poppy Love, Watecolor, 18 x 24 inchesAnd they called it Poppy Love....I'm continuing working hard for #WorldWatercolorMonth and seem to be swept away with a floral are my Poppi… Read More
Are You A Watercolor Addict?
2016-07-02 18:39
Summer Bouquet, watercolor by Emma KaufmannHello it is five days since my last meeting.I find it hard to not look at something and wonder how it would look rendered in watercolor!I can't res… Read More
Lazy Hazy Days Of Summer
2016-06-24 18:04
I've had a busy two weeks entertaining my young 2 year old guest who had me running around like a headless chicken. My daughters did adore having him though, giving him baths and feeding him… Read More
The Eye Of The Leopard
2016-06-10 12:08
Inspiration struck to paint a leopard a little bit try and get to his energy and really make it sing. I used watercolor and black pen (but first a bit of masking fluid for the… Read More
Indian Wedding
2016-05-27 16:54
My Guinea Pig is continuing his travels around the world. How he found himself riding an elephant past the Taj Mahal at dawn I will never know. I guess he'll tell me all about it when he get… Read More
Love Is In The Air
2016-05-19 13:04
How many times have you gone to buy a greeting card to find a bunch of very generic cards to choose from? Or else found that they are all dripping in saccharine sentiment? That's why I usual… Read More
Pop Art Pom
2016-05-13 12:43
When I was asked to paint a perky little Pomeranian I just felt this little girl had personality way bigger than her diminutive size. So I grabbed my rainbow watercolors and decided to do he… Read More
Guinea Pig On His Holibobs
2016-05-13 12:26
It's been a busy week rustling up pet portrait commissions including this handsome little corgi.If you're wondering where guinea pig has gone he is now a sunburnt sausage in ‪#‎SoC… Read More
Guinea Pig In The Tulips
2016-04-22 13:09
Guinea Pig in the Tulips, watercolorMy guinea pig is whizzing around the world. Today I found him in a tulip field in the Netherlands chatting to a caterpillar. I would love to know what the… Read More
Guinea Pig Around The World
2016-04-22 12:36
Guinea Pig in LondonI have started a series of artworks called Guinea Pig around the World in which an unbearably cute guinea pig finds himself travelling the globe and ending up having some… Read More
Strike A Pose With Ludwik
2016-03-23 18:01
Move over Kate Moss, Heidi Klum and Kendall Jenner................there's a new supermodel in town.....and in a world where women rule.....Ludwik is a male supermodel extroardinaireNot tall… Read More
Zing Into Spring
2016-03-11 22:21
We have gone from freezing cold to full on boiling hot spring-a-ding-a-ling. Get the cocktails on ice, throw a shrimp on the barbie.....ooh it does feel rather electrifying to be walking aro… Read More
Siamese Cat And Butterfly
2016-03-04 14:15
Happy Friday!I've had a busy week finishing up this pet portrait commission of a border collie. It was one of those cute dogs with one blue and one brown eye. It turned out rather dramatic.I… Read More
It's A Raccoon's Life
2016-02-25 00:56
For those of you who don't know it Pumpkin is an instagram sensation that just won't quit. Yes Pumpkin is a one year old rescue raccoon who after tumbling out of a tree as a baby and after b… Read More
Superbowl Madness!!
2016-02-12 19:47
We had an exciting Sunday. The whole country went completely wild for the Superbowl!! Even though I know jack about football I decided to root for the Carolina Panthers because they have a t… Read More
Fox In The Snow
2016-02-05 15:37
We have been flooded with snow for the last week. Heaps and heaps. Piles and piles. And then the aftermath was even worse. Either the ploughs didn't come or if they did come they would spray… Read More
2016-02-01 19:10
Flamingo Tango, 18 x 24 inches, acrylic inksEven though we here in Baltimore are bracing ourselves for 'one of the worst blizzards ever' that is going to hit us today, I still felt compelled… Read More
2016-01-15 20:23
What a sad week, what with the death of David Bowie. I actually had a dream about David Bowie the night before he died so maybe I am a psychic. Not sure. I actually saw him on the cover of a… Read More
Happy Fabulous New Year!!
2016-01-04 18:04
How the mighty have fallen eh? While my kids were at a New Year's Eve Party I gave in to middle age and dozed on the sofa last night. Here's a pic of me:I watched CNN with Kathy Griffin and… Read More
2015-12-18 19:14
It was great so see the Elephants for Africa Festive Fundraiser get some publicity in the Baltimore Sun and the Towson Times. Here's me with the artwork 'Elephant Pals' in my studio.The Elep… Read More
Save The African Elephant
2015-12-04 19:49
Elephant Pals, Acrylic Inks 24 x 18 inchesHi there all you animal lovers!I'm joining in with a Festive Fundraiser for the amazing charity Elephants for Africa.The African Elephant is in Cris… Read More
Giraffes Got Game
2015-11-13 13:57
It's funny how in the world of arts and crafts there's always a hot animal du jour. For a while it was foxes, then pugs and now apparently it is giraffes. So what a thrill it was to see that… Read More
Alice's Adventures In Wonderland
2015-11-11 17:02
It's been a whirlwind of a week and I've been running around like a headless chicken or maybe that should be headless that thanksgiving is coming up and soon it will be… Read More
Cleopatra's Lookin Atcha
2015-10-31 23:34
I am busy finishing up a bunch of pet portraits including this one. Isn't he a cute little guy?I'm also running around like a headless chicken trying to sort myself out for Halloween. I orde… Read More
Rainbow Vomit Costume
2015-10-23 20:35
It was nice to wake up and see my faux suede floor cushions is a lovely fashion shoot for Pisamonas kids' shoes over at Honest Mum's blog. Apparently her son loves his Pisamonas' boots so mu… Read More
A Rose Is A Rose
2015-10-16 20:05
Koala Rose by Emma KaufmannGertrude Stein wrote:Rose is a rose is a rose is a roseLoveliness extreme.Extra gaiters,Loveliness extreme.Sweetest ice-cream.Pages ages page ages page ages.And ye… Read More
Just The Right Size
2015-10-16 19:37
Hi Guys!!That's one of the pet portrait commissions of a Great Dane I did this week.I recently found this poem and it really resonated with me. If you create out of joy that is the main poin… Read More
Emma's Dilemma
2015-10-04 16:22
I have been busy working on a bunch of pet portrait commissions including this cute little french bulldog. Pet Portraits can be ordered here so please get in touch. I can create a colorful… Read More
Chaneling King Kong
2015-10-04 16:22
I'm not sure why this image popped into my head.....I suppose I thought of the beginning of a story... In a Post-Apocaylyptic World all the animals have escaped from the zoo......finish the… Read More

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