Testimonials

“I’m an artist… I love animals too. I just have to tell you, you do the most beautiful, sensitive pet portraits I’ve ever seen in my life. I’m so impressed, they’re so absolutely lovely.”
~ Tanya

"Sachet," custom fine art Sheltie portrait

“Lesley has captured my littlest Sheltie, Sachet, down to her sweet little soul. I am absolutely thrilled with this lovely portrait.”
~ Dorothy

“Thank you so much for the portrait of Foreman…and WOW! Did you ever capture him. My husband was really impressed with the quality of your work, as was I.”
~ Miki

“I absolutely love the way Smiley’s portrait turned out. You’re such an amazing artist.”
~ Lyn

“It is amazing how the artist Lesley captured Nellie’s essence…the expression in her eyes is so real it almost seems as though she’s really there.”
~ Bob (Dr. T) & Cindy & all

“I LOVE IT! It looks exactly like Maggie Mae, right down to the tongue hanging out!”
~ Lori

“Lesley’s portraits are keepsakes! She did our golden retriever years ago and it still hangs in our house even though our lovely dog has passed. We asked Lesley to do a portrait as a gift for friends. It came out lovely and is still displayed in their home. We are now commissioning her for out 3rd portrait. We just can’t say enough about this beautiful art.”
~ Kim

“My wife had Lesley do an illustration of our Drahthaar, Mauser as a surprise Christmas gift for me.  It so perfectly captured his expression that we have since used the same artwork for a note card.  Lesley was able capture the detail so carefully that when I look at the work I feel as if Mauser is right there looking at me.  It is really special to have a work of art like this of a friend that we spend so much time with.

 Thank-you Lesley!”
~ Ted

“We saw Lesley’s work at Petaluma Veterinary Hospital.  It was of Dr. Titchenal’s deceased dog, Nellie.  The picture was so life-like as we remembered Nellie, who always welcomed us at the clinic door. We instantly knew, that this was the artist, who would paint a [colored art pencil &] watercolor of our two fantastic Samoyed dogs.  We asked the staff, who the artist was, and from there, it was history. Fortunately, Lesley was available to paint our dogs. She took the time to capture their true spirit and personality, paying close attention to every detail. Our [colored art pencil &] watercolor pictures of Nansen and Kara Sea are treasured and will continue to serve as valuable memories in the years to come.”
~ Karen and Steve

“Working with Lesley was a wonderful experience.  My wife said the drawing of our two Border Terriers was one of the nicest presents I have ever given her. Leslie’s drawing captured their expressions and features in a way that really brought out their individual personalities. The picture now hangs in our bedroom and we use the greeting cards as our standard thank-you cards (particularly when we want to show off to other dog owners).  My in-laws even keep one of the cards on the mantle with pictures of the grandchildren.”
~ Bernie

Sadie’s portrait is an exceptional likeness that captures her spirit…Sadie is the only one in the family that has a commissioned portrait!”
~ Arlo