Custom-made vibrant, whimsical pet portraits are available. An original Amanda Pampena acrylic painting of your beloved animal companion makes a unique gift and expression of your love for animals. From dogs to cats, tarantulas to lizards...all species and breeds are welcome!

Paintings are made from pictures you provide. It is best to send a high quality photo with good lighting. At least 1200 pixels wide is preferred, though I can try to work with a smaller size. Please include your pet's name and something about his or her personality.

For a quote, please send an email or leave a message at (720) 675-7394.

These are acrylic paintings on stretched canvas with painted sides, complete with hanging wire on the back. Paintings usually take 4-6 weeks to complete. Let me know if there is a particular date by which the painting needs to be finished and plan accordingly. I may be able to rush orders at an additional cost depending on current demand.

A non-refundable deposit of 20% is required before starting the portrait. The final piece will be photographed and emailed to you before shipping. The remaining cost plus shipping is due before shipment. I accept cash, checks (held until cleared), and Paypal.

Contact me with further questions or to commission a pet portrait. I am also available for web design/development.

All artwork is ©Amanda Pampena

Design / Development

Design Portfolio
Anthony's Grilled Subs & Salads
Navidaph Pet Photography
Pink Design
Tea Garden eBook
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting and Drawing, University of Colorado Denver, 2009

Creative Proficiency
Aesthetic Understanding, Color Theory, Painting and Drawing Media, Fine Art and Illustration, Logo and Coupon Design, Web Design

Technical Proficiency
Microsoft Office, Photoshop, 70 wpm, HTML and CSS, CSS3 and jQuery, Some UNIX/Linux, Some video editing

Bibelot, Kanon Collective, Denver, CO, 2011
Looking for Literature, INTERSTATE, Burning Through Pages, Denver, CO, 2011
Animal Farm, Color and Light Galleria, Denver, CO, 2009
Art, Namaste Hospice Art and Event Center, Denver, CO, 2009
Animal Mine, Emmanuel Gallery, University of Colorado Denver, 2009
Student Work, ARTS 177, University of Colorado Denver, 2009
WOW: Wide Open Whatever, Core New Art Space, Denver, CO, 2009
Blue, Jurors: Andrew Barnett and Jackie Campbell, Blue Sun Productions, Parker, CO, 2009
On My Own Time, Jurors: Colorado Business Committee for the Arts, Republic Plaza, Denver, CO, 2009
Colorado Wildlife, Jurors: Andrew Barnett and Jackie Campbell, Blue Sun Productions, Parker, CO, 2009
The Dog and Pony Show, Juror: Craig Marshall Smith, Core New Art Space, Denver, CO, 2008
Water, Juror: Ricki Klages, West Nebraska Arts Center, Scottsbluff, NE, 2008
The Green Show, Juror: Mia Fetterman-Mulvey, Core New Art Space, Denver, CO, 2008
Salon Des Refuse, Juror: Christoph Heinrich, Teaching Gallery, University of Colorado Denver, 2008
Life Drawing, Arts Building, University of Colorado Denver, 2007

Awards, Publications, and Experience
Logo Project, DocSpot, Sunnyvale, CA, 2012
Art Auction, Santa Cruz Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 2012
Private Collection, Children's Hospital, Parker, CO, 2011
Letters to Michael: A Collective Goodbye, Alana Thomas, CreateSpace, 2010
PAWS for Charity 2010 Art Book Project, Sara Harley,, 2010
The Official Michael Jackson Opus, Kraken Opus, London, 2009
Moonwalk Through Art, Anne Peters,, 2009
Art for the Animals Workshop, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, Kanab, UT, 2009
Golden Key International Honour Society, University of Colorado Denver, 2009
Local Featured Artist, South Denver Rocks, Englewood, CO, 2009
1st Place, Fine Art Category, On My Own Time, Republic Plaza, Denver, CO, 2009
Brown Scholarship, University of Colorado Denver, 2008

Amanda Pampena graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing and Painting from the University of Colorado Denver. Her animal companions act as models for her work. These include cats, dogs, and leopard geckos. She also paints other subjects such as stuffed animal still-life and human figures.

Her influences are Egon Schiele, Xu Beihong, and Theophile Steinlen. Pampena studied under professors Mary K. Connelly and Stefan Kleinschuster. She has shown in galleries such as Emmanuel Gallery in Denver, CO and West Nebraska Arts Center in Scottsbluff, NE. She also does web design and development. Pampena currently resides in Sunnyvale, CA.