Featured Vendor: Pet Portraits by Pete

fresh-market-24Pete Burns, the amazing self-taught artist of Pet Portraits by Pete, began his creative career in 2015. It all started one fateful day at the animal shelter when Pet was bit by an aggressive dog that had previously been abused. Pete ended up losing part of his index finger, but the dog ended up losing his life. The shelter had no tolerance for the dog, even though Pete pleaded for the dog’s life. Since then, Pete has made it a mission to help abused animals of any kind.

In October of 2015, Pete began drawing pets for friends and family for donations, and in early 2016 www.PetPortraitsByPete.com was born. Now anyone in the world can order a portrait from Pete while saving lives. Pete has partnered with the ASPCA, Humane Society and local shelters. A portion of every sale made will help fight animal abuse. He was even featured LIVE on NBC’s Today Show with Kathie Lee and Hoda on July 21, 2016!

Pete’s favorite animal to draw is a dog, but he’ll draw any animal you call a pet. He might just draw something that isn’t your pet, if you’re really nice!

To learn more about Pete, be sure and check out his website, and be sure to also stop by the Saturday market to see some of his amazing creations in person!