A blog for artists, friends and clients of Dawn Serkin Arts


Gift certificates now available on Etsy!

You may now purchase gift certificates in various amounts for custom paintings.

Give a gift certificate and allow the recipient to choose their own special photo to have transformed into a beautiful painting.

May be used for people paintings, pet paintings, landscapes or applied towards the purchase of art prints offered on the DawnSerkinArts Etsy site.


etsy gift certificate

Pet Portraits



I had the pleasure of creating a memorial portrait for this little guy who is no longer with us. It’s a Christmas gift for his owner from a member of her family.

The before image was a small cell phone photo which was not the best quality to work with, but after a couple of conversations, I was able to get the colors and expression right. On the final painting I also added his name to the background, as requested.

The client received the portrait a few days ago and emailed to tell me that it’s perfect!

Hopefully the gift recipient will gain some closure from the loss of her little furry friend with this portrait, commemorating his life.


Cyber Monday

Use this code,  CYBERMON2014  , for a 20 percent discount on any purchase of 30.00 or more from my Etsy shop.




Etsy Treasury

I’m happy to have one of my custom portrait listings featured in another Etsy Treasury! These treasury lists are great exposure on the site as well as outside of Etsy.


original image by Jenelle Serkin

original image by Jenelle Serkin

Now available on Etsy

Storybook style art from your photo. Special pricing for a limited time.