Painted Pet Parties from AEM Gallery

Are you a follower of my colorful and whimsical art? Would you like to come to the studio and paint your own pet with my guidance? I am excited to announce Painted Pet Parties. Here is how it works. There are two ways to do this…

  • Gather up a group of 7 or 8 friends and pick a day on my calendar that is open and sign up for a private party.
  • Have a friend or two or you just want to come by yourself? No problem. Sign up to “join a party.” You will meet new fur-lovin’ friends and get your creative on.

Once you have signed up, send me a photo of your 4-legged. I will brush in a whimsical likeness on your canvas. When you arrive at the studio, your piece will be there waiting for you. Together, step by step, we will paint your pet’s portrait. Classes last 3 hours. You can bring whatever you want to drink and munch on. We will have fun! Don’t stress… I will be there to help and make sure you end up with a painting you love.

You can sign up by calling (713-816-2877) or e-mailing me ( to book your session. I will get some 2016 “join a party” dates out there after the holidays. If you’d like to book a private party, contact me.

And follow my “Painted Pet Party” Facebook page:

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April Murphy

When I was in college, I was captivated by a painting at a nearby art museum: “The River Seine at Chatou” by Andre Derain. I would go and sit in front of it every week. Something about the colors…It JUST made me feel good. No matter what my mood, when I looked at it, I smiled. When I left, I felt happy. My goal as an artist is to do for others what Derain did for lighten a mood and bring a smile….a pretty top-knotch way to make a living in my book!


  1. Teresa Paz on May 2, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    what is the cost for painted pet parties?

    • amurphy on May 3, 2016 at 8:08 am

      The cost is $65 a person for the “join a party” dates and $450 for a private party of 8 people.

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