Fine Art & the Pet You Love


I recently reconnected with an old high-school buddy whose wife, Natalia, is a gifted artist. After moving to the US from Prague, she pursued her passion of drawing animals in such a way as to reveal their personality, character, and beauty.


Last night I enjoyed learning about Natalia’s work from her website and thought that perhaps you would too. With the frequency of my boys’ requests for a dog, I have a feeling that it won’t be long before I am in the market for such a drawing. You can enjoy it for yourself by clicking here.

About the author

Chris Castaldo (PhD, London School of Theology) is the lead pastor at New Covenant Church in Naperville, Illinois. He is the author of Talking with Catholics about the Gospel and coauthor of The Unfinished Reformation.


  1. Chris,

    Thank you for your great comments about my art work -I really appreciate the recognition of what I love to do from more friends. Although, we’ve never met, my husband told me you were friends since high-school, hopefully one day will meet!
    Let me know, the day when you’ll get your ‘Dream Dog’ and I’ll be ready to create a portrait for your family!

    Thanks so much!

    Best Wishes,


  2. My pleasure. Chris and I have a lot of fun memories. I shudder to think what stories he may have told you about our adolescent years together. Surely he mentioned how he beat me up in the fifth grade and how I was obsessed with being like Sylvester Stallone. That is true; otherwise, don’t believe a word he tells you!

    Yes, when Angela and I visit New York next, it would be great to get together for dinner. –Chris

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