Simply 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!
“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
“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!”
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.