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Where Vision,Thought and Imagination are woven together through the divine inspiration of Scripture. Artwork inspired by God’s own sovereign design.

Being an artist and understanding the power of all forms of the artistic pallet, I believe art sheds a positive light on the human condition more so than any religious dogma. It doesn’t start with the need to condemn nor judge and is neutral by its very nature. Sure art can be used both as a positive and a negative influence but art was never meant to be worshiped, just appreciated on its own merits. True artists such as William Shakespeare transcend the boundaries of the religious dogma and better illuminate the human condition and spirit with such words and thoughts as these.

“All the world’s a stage, And all men and women are merely player’s: They have their exits and entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts"

(As you Like It II.7)

Art and inspiration is revealed through many forms. My artistic expression is experienced through my faith and belief in Jesus Christ.

James Robert Kessler 2006/2014

"I would rather know a fearful truth than remain deceived by comforting falsehoods."


As they have dared, so shall I dare. Dare to tell the truth!


"CHARLIE" c1992

Pet Portraits: The Art of Amazing Grace

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened."  Anatole France

Art is the expression of the spirit. As a portrait artist I see that spirit through the eyes of the subjects I paint both animal and human. The animal companions that we share our lives with can mean the world to us. They are part of our families and are always there for us. When you look into their eyes you know there is no judgment. Simply love.

"An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language." Martin Buber

An original hand painted portrait is a beautiful and always unique way to celebrate or even memorialize a cherished member of your family. A pet portrait would make a great gift for family and friends to treasure for life. The comfort these portraits give to their owners is immeasurable.

"I care not for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it." Abraham Lincoln

Pets define the meaning of grace. Pets represent all that is good within man. Pets also help us cope with the pressure and stress in our lives by just being present. Someone once said, "The purity of a person's heart can be quickly measured by how they regard animals."

That’s the grace that is amazing and makes these portraits so very special.

"BAH HUM"PUG" c2012


Please send several carefully selected clear photographs of your pet to me. Either by postal mail or through an e-mail attachment @ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   and Indicate which photo best represents his or her personality. Make sure it shows the truest coloring (eyes and coat) and any other information that you feel will be helpful for me to “see” what you see.  Along with pictures, notes work well for this information.



12 X 12 PORTRAIT, unframed ....$ 500.00 * Plus shipping.

14 X 18 PORTRAIT, unframed ....$ 800.00* Plus shipping..

* Additional head image in a single work, add....$ 100.00 each 

Shipping Information:

$25.00, (unframed artwork) for packing and shipping via Insured Priority Mail (2 - 3 days).Cost is calculated by averaging the U.S. Post Office rates...wish that I could do it for less but Insured Priority Mail costs keep going up. (Note: costs for Shipping out of the U.S. will need to be calculated.) 

Payment policy:

A pet portrait is a very time consuming one-of-a-kind custom undertaking. Once the creative process begins I concentrate only on that portrait until it is completed. The next step is to send a rough draft of the portrait to you for approval and/or changes. The creative process is a major commitment on my part, I accept orders with full payment to insure the sincerity of the request.Payment can be made securely on this site through PayPal or if you prefer through check or money order.

c/o James Robert Kessler

PO Box 52 / Everson, Pa 15631

 However, please know that I DO NOT deposit your check or money order until your portrait has been photographed and sent via e-mail attachment for your final approval. Only then will the final approved version be shipped to you. Blessings. 

"If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans" James Herriot 

James Robert Kessler

Because of Him Art ministry 2014