Mission Statement

My mission is to give animals a voice through art. Art can be powerful because it touches people in a special way, and I aim to use this connection to make a difference for animals. Using art to touch peoples hearts, I intend to spread awareness on various issues, awaken compassion and empathy, inspire people to take action, and strengthen a resolve for change. I hope that my art speaks to you, and hopefully brings a smile to your face!


Winston Churchill said it best- "There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man." Honor the horse in your life with a Pawstel today!

Rescue & Advocacy

Animal rescue and advocacy are Melissa's passion, and Pawstels would be happy to help your cause or organization by donating a portrait or prints. 

I Want a Pawstel!

For more information on Pawstels contact Melissa at melissa@pawstels.com.

​​​Love is a 4 Legged Word


Custom Pet Portraits

Pawstels are custom pastel portraits of pets and animals. The artist, Melissa Grayson (aka Emmy), has a passion for all animals and will create a special piece that embodies your pet. Whether you want the perfect gift for your animal loving friend, are looking for a special way to memorialize a pet that has crossed the rainbow bridge, or just want to have your pet's portrait proudly displayed on the wall, Pawstels will capture your furry friend in a timeless work of art. 

I also offer high-quality fine-art Giclee prints of some of my most popular portraits! You can purchase fine-art prints under the Shop tab, or visit my Etsy shop at www.etsy.com/shop/PawstelsFineArt