Christina Maniet

Pencil Smudged Chloe

Warminster, Pennsylvania

Christina Maniet’s pencil smudged pet portraits portray a “play on contradictions” by capturing the look of stark realism while incorporating a whimsical flair. Born in Erie, Pennsylvania, she studied at the University of the Arts and Arcadia University, where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Scientific Illustration. She currently resided in Bucks County where her and her team Jake, Chloe and Cleo are busy eating, sleeping, and creating art. This team consisting of three animal rescues are the direct influence into creating her one of a kind custom pet portraits and the promoting of rescue awareness. The business was started when she had been inspired to draw a portrait of Jake. That portrait invoked the interests of others and C.M. Maniet’s Pencil Smudged Portraits was born.

“It is the duty of an artist to communicate through creation, what others cannot see.”Christina Maniet