The new issue of Martha Stewart Living
is spectacular as usual, but for this reader, it’s an extra-special treat.
Why? Because on page66 of theholiday gift guide, the magazine recommends four artists as go-to pet portraitists and one of them happens to be my favorite artist
, Martha Szabo
You guessed it: She’s also my Mom. Read more about her and her work here
. (That’s her in the self-portrait at right.)
Picturedbelow is the portrait she painted of Bodri, the sweet Hungarian Puli I grew up with
As the magazine points out, Fala Roosevelt the Scottie
is memorialized alongside his favorite pack leader, FDR, on the National Mall.
But you don’t have to be a president’s pet to achieve immortality through art anyone can commission a portrait of apet for yourselfor a friend.
What’s more, a custom pet portrait makes an unforgettable, one-of-a-kindholiday gift for someone lucky on your list