Testimonials

"Reebz" - Cat Portrait“I adore my portrait of Reebz (sitting like a people, with her banana). I hung it up in my office and am constantly getting compliments. It perfectly captures her adorableness and utter lack of regard for all of humanity.”

Maryanne H.

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"Detour" - Dog Portrait“Dawn is so talented! I couldn’t be more pleased with my painting! She did such a great job! Highly recommend!!!”

Mandy W

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"Vinnie" - Horse PortraitSimply delighted with Dawn’s artistic depiction of my horse Vinnie! So recognizable, so endearing that when I was first introduced to the art in person, 50-plus miles away from the horse himself, I felt he was right there with me. I involuntarily spoke his nickname as my heart melted! I will treasure this painting forever, and have already come back for more of Dawn’s incredible pet painting!

Jennifer V.

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Tobias the cat, watercolor, paint pen, and black ink, 8x8“I was so pleased with the painting [Dawn] sent me. The colors were spot on and she captured his beautiful eyes perfectly. And as an added bonus she included a sunflower which is my favorite! Absolutely delighted with the painting and I will be asking for paintings of my others when I can.”

Rae W.

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'How about No' watercolor painting pet portrait in meme style featuring Mario“She did the most amazing portrait of my dog! She’s so talented. We love it!”

Stephanie S.

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Gary the cat, watercolor and ink, 8x8“She did a beautiful watercolor of my kitty! She got it done super fast and the quality did not suffer for it. I intend to commission more art from Dawn, she’s wonderful.”

Malice A.

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Lola the puggle dog, watercolor, 11x15“Dawn’s painting of my dear dog Luna was beautiful. Her mischievous/ gentle/ anxious expression and the softness of her ears brought to life on paper. My husband loved the gift!”

Kavin S., Madison, WI

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Puss the cat, watercolor and ink, 8x8“Dawn captured the personality of Puss and was eager to please me as her client by encouraging me to pick my favorite photo rather than the one that would be easiest to paint. It turned out perfect!”

Olivia M.

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Reggie the cat, watercolor and black ink, 5x7“When I laid eyes on Dawn’s painting of our spunky, sweet Reggie, I genuinely teared up. She captured his personality perfectly. I think Dawn is uniquely capable of capturing an animals’ personality because of her background in art and biology, and of course, her love of animals. I can’t wait to see her portrait of our sassy Stewie!”

Bonnie H.

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"Six Birds" watercolorI bought Dawn’s 6-bird print as a gift for my mother, who loves it!

Someday I hope to commission Dawn to paint my kitty, or my family’s now-passed lab-Dobie mix, because she clearly strives to capture something very authentic and true to an animal’s spirit, while not taking the route of photographic realism – instead infusing her work with more expressionist-like styling such as experimenting with emotionally infused and visually impactful lines, colors, implied motion and vitality and personality or character: less tangible impressions of life only translated, I believe, by daring to step just past the “realist” line while never entering, in Pedersen’s case at least, the surreal or comic.

MJ

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