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Hi, my name is Kim and I am a national award winning artist specializing in dogs. I am on the Artists' Registry of the Dog Museum of America. I have won numerous placements at many shows, including the Art Show at the Dog Show.

I have been training and showing dogs on and off for 31 years. Currently, I own three Pembroke Welsh Corgis that I compete with in agility, obedience, and tracking.

I attended the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan. I've been drawing dogs and other animals since I could hold a pencil at age four. I did my first portrait at age 15 and it sold for $10.00.

Creating Your Pet Portrait

Choose a Medium

A pastel is the most lifelike. The medium really captures the texture of the fur. Pastels are stable if framed correctly under mattes and glass. Pastels are on thick, high quality, acid free sand paper.

An acrylic looks just like an oil painting. It's on canvas and is usually framed without a matte or glass.

Pen & Ink
Pen and Ink is an illustrative look, suitable for framing and used for logo design. Pen & Ink are on a bristol board.

Select a Size

  • Pastels: 12 x 16, 16 x 20, and 18 x 24
  • Acrylics: 8 x 10, 11 x 14, and 16 x 20
  • Pen & Ink: 8 x 10 and 11 x 14

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Select Your Photographs

When selecting photos to send to me, please select high quality and high resolution photos. If you don't have any good photos, it's better to take new pictures so I can capture the detail and personality of your pet.

Please get down on the animal's level. Don't shoot from above, shooting down distorts the view, like changing the angle of the neck and shoulders. Don't include the entire yard or room, try to make the pet the main focus of the photo. The most realistic lighting is outdoors without strong sun - either overcast or in a light shadow. The flash can cause weird light effects and distortion. Strong sunlight creates dark shadows.

I can usually work with any photo, especially if the pet has passed, but remember the better the photo, the better the portrait will be. I can also combine photos; if you like the face on one, but the ears on another. I also do not need multiple pets to be together in the photo. I just need a rough idea of their size relationship.

Just supply me with a good photo or photos of your pet and I will create a portrait of your beloved pet!

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