Acrylics by Knope

Pet Portraits and More‚Äč

Artist - Denise Knope

I was born and raised in St. Clair Shores Michigan and never had any children other than 4-legged, furry ones! We moved to Arizona in 2011 for the sunshine, where I work as an injury care coordinator at a wonderful company. I'm creeping up on retirement age and hope to continue working on a part-time basis in a few years so I can spend more time painting.  I miss family and friends but don't miss the mid-west weather. In Arizona, I will still stay!


Painting pet portraits has brought me so much joy. My Pickles and Willow are now over the Rainbow Bridge and when I put them on canvas, they came alive again!  It brings a smile to my face as I type this and  I'd love to do that for you.  There are so many of us that love animals of all kinds and to watch the expression of happiness on someone's face after they see a portrait of their pet is a gift from God, that I am very grateful to be able to help others experience!