Oil Paintings by
Karla Norquist

“I couldn’t be happier with this painting. The effects of shadow and light are so lifelike, it catches my breath every time I look at it. This painting always elicits admiration from visitors. Karla was so easy to work with, and from 2,000 miles away! She is skillful and professional. I am very grateful for the end results: a stunning piece of artwork touching my mind and heart. Thank you, Karla!”

-Joni Larsen

“Great work! She painted a portrait from a photo of my now deceased father, and it was worth every penny.”

-Jeff Dubin

“We received the picture of Toby and we love it! Thank you so much for your beautiful work. You are really very talented!”

-Kathy Ma

“Karla’s work is so exceptional and realistic it truly defies the imagination. We are so pleased with the oils of our own pets that we commissioned Karla to paint portraits for two of our friends’ pets as well. We cannot express enough positivity regarding our experiences with her. She is a very gifted artist with a talent she is willing to share at a genuinely affordable price. Our dog portraits are hung, with pride, double framed, in our living room.”

-Susan Warfield

“I was touched by your painting. Loved how you painted the picture. Brought out his kind warm loving soul. This will be a gift for someone who will really appreciate it. Thank you so much!”

-Nelson Murakami

“Our dog boys, George and Jack, are goofballs, a couple of clowns and comedians. At the same time they are the fearless defenders of our house and ravine. No matter that they defend us from deer, squirrels, cats and woodpeckers. And no matter that defense consists of rushing the windows screaming. There is still courage there and a kind of nobility. Karla Norquist captures that nobility in the gorgeous painting of the boys that she created for us. She has studied the old masters and you can see their influence in this subtle and wonderful creation.”

-Joel Copeland

“I just adore how you mastered the sea of black, always a huge challenge in photography. My head tried to get around how you’d deal with it, but I couldn’t picture it— such a delight to see the artistry! Silly detail, but I love how you captured May Belle’s goofy little feet!”

-Lillie Ruby

Commissioned Work

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2019 Winter Giveaway Announcement

2019 Winter Giveaway Announcement

In the fourth quarter of 2019 I ran my pet portrait giveaway. One lucky winner would be contacted in January 2020 and the prize painting would commence. That time has come and gone and the lucky winner has since received their painting. So today I'm announcing the...

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