Welcome to my website. Let me tell you a little about myself. I have 20 years experience in portrait work using pastel, graphite, acrylic and oils. My artistic pursuits began at the age of eight with oil painting lessons. I graduated from Youngstown State University with a degree in Graphic Design. Horses, specifically the chestnut gelding pictured above, were the entire focus of my life in my teens and early twenties. While attending graduate school at the University of North Texas I began to doing Western theme paintings and commissioned portraits. I now live in New Mexico with my husband and a very spoiled American Staffordshire terrier, also pictured above.
I work from your photos. If you have one picture that is exactly how you want the finished portrait to look, or you have many different pictures of your pet I can work either way . If you would like, I can send you tips on photographing your pet. Acrylic and oil paintings are on stretched canvas. Pastel and graphite portraits are done on acid free paper or gessoed illustration board. The composition of the portrait is up to you. Call or email me and I will help you to pick what medium and size portrait that best suits your pet's image and personality. A 50% deposit is required to begin your portrait. I will be happy to email you images of the work during various stages. Your satisfaction is guaranteed.
Address: Kim Garcia, 4916 Rio Chiquito Court, NW, Albuquerque, NM, 87114
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phone: (505) 860-4176