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Kathy, thank you very much for doing such a beautiful job on the painting of our “kids” (Cocoa, Akira and Lucke). Larry and I could not have asked for a more beautiful portrayal. I will definitely recommend you to my friends and family.


At Ducks Unlimited (DU), we recommend Kathy because DU members can pick their Black Lab from a pack of Black Labs and Kathy’s attention to detail assures our members of receiving a portrait and not just a painting of a Black Lab.

Terry Laymon

Michigan State Chairman, Ducks Unlimited

I noticed your drawing of Randy and Julie’s dogs in their living room and was blown away with your talent!

Robin B.

Disney Artist

It is truly amazing how Kathy captured “special Ed”. Every time I look at his portrait I swear he’s looking at me. The facial expression and his eyes leave no doubt that it is “special Ed”.

Chuck Myers

Zone Chairman for Oakland County , Ducks Unlimited

I just wanted to let you know that my husband was totally blown away by the portrait of Zozo. As you know, he knew I was planning something but I think he wasn’t expecting something so good!! She really looks beautiful and you not only captured her soul and personality with the wonderful details, but also her little quirk – he simply loves her suckling on her toy – a must have for the composition. A truly amazing portrait.

It will be treasured forever and we’ll be getting it framed this weekend ( thank you for the referral )

Thank you for completing it in time and for making the experience so easy and fun.
~ Best Regards,



Dear Kathy,
I wanted to say thank you again for Chloe’s portrait. It’s so beautiful and I’m so grateful to have it. I took it to The Framing Gallery right away and Steve helped to pick out a wonderful mat and frame. Although the frame is square, the mat was cut in an oval around Chloe’s picture. I still can’t believe she’s gone and I miss her so much, but having that beautiful picture somehow give me the feeling she’s still here. Thanks again and I look forward to when I can have Daisy’s portrait done.


Peter said the painting of Griz is amazing and the most beautiful portrait he has ever seen. He mentioned that he stood there speechless as he admired the big yellow guy.


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