We are proud to announce Andy Biggs as our third and final judge!
Howland Studios is excited to introduce another one of our Celebrity Judges!
Jill is a stand-up comedian who, on any given night, would rather be cuddling at home with her two kids and the family cockapoo, Jessie.
“My childhood dog was 18 when he passed away, and I vowed I would never go through the pain of losing another animal. I waited 20 years before allowing another dog to steal my heart, and she did it big.”
The Bryan family found the furry black sweetheart at a local shelter in 2010 and knew she was the missing piece to their family.
Jill says, “The first joke I ever wrote was called, ‘Dog Freak’ about a woman I worked with who was an absolute lunatic about her dogs. Now I am that woman, and you know what? I’m okay with that.”
You can catch Jill doing her stand-up comedy at the Tempe Improv and Stand-Up Live, as well as many other respected venues across the country.
Go to www.jillbryancomedy.com for dates and information.
HOWLAND STUDIOS is so grateful to Kristy Siefkin for becoming one of our celebrity judges for the Cats Drool & Dogs Rule Photo Contest! Kristy is an anchor and reporter for Fox 10 and shares her passion for dogs in her weekly segment “Kristy’s Creature Feature” which we were lucky to be on last year! She has raised guide dog puppies for the blind, trained wilderness search and rescue dogs, competed in local and national dog shows including the Westminster Kennel Club, and qualified dogs for animal therapy work. Kristy is the proud owner of an 8 lb, spit-fire Pomeranian named “Gunner”. We love you and thank you again Kristy!
We are over the top excited to introduce our Celebrity Judges this year!
They will be picking our finalists in a few weeks!
Thank you to Barking Beast San Diego for this wonderful article!
Originally posted on Barking Beast :
As an art enthusiast and a huge dog lover I have come across hundreds of dog portrait artists in my time working in the pet industry. However, this summer I think I may have discovered the ultimate “Painter of the Pets” who might just take the cake as the Picaso of puppy portraits: April Howland of Howland Studios. Howland, a full-time painter has 20 plus years experience doing animal portraits. She specializes in original pieces of painted artwork commissioned from photographs of our loving pets. What makes her paintings so unique is that she offers styles ranging from modern Warhol inspired looks to traditional portraits which convey intricate detail, texture, depth and above all the personality of each dog she paints.
Howland enjoys taking photos of the different stages of her work process so that the clients can see how the artwork is progressing. Clients love to feel like they are a part…
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