headshotHi my name is Jeanna Nelis and I live and work in Hellertown PA. I've been drawing and painting since I was five.

I graduated with a degree in chemical engineering from Lafayette College.  During my engineering career, I used lots of drawing software like CAD. After I changing careers I was involved in the real estate industry for many years. Not being able to find the right closing gift for my clients led me to start painting their new homes on my computer using Corel Painter and a wacom tablet.

In 2005, my family and I adopted a beautiful yorkie we named Bella. After falling in love with Bella, she became one of my favorite subjects to paint. Family and friends starting asking me to paint their pets also. My clients who I had painted house portraits for also starting asking me to paint their pets. This led me to create A Painted Pet.com.