“Karla was great! I had no idea what I wanted as a painting of Chief for my wife and she led me through the whole process – it was quick and very easy. The results were nothing short of spectacular! My wife LOVES her painting of her little Chief! Karla is talented beyond belief; I’ll be back for another one, soon.”
“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.”
“We received the picture of Toby and we love it! Thank you so much for your beautiful work. You are really very talented!”
“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. […] Karla Norquist [captured their] 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.”
My Latest Blog Posts
Inside the Studio: Charlie Painting Process and Video
We could all use a group of friends like Lindsey's group of friends. They commissioned me on her behalf so they could surprise her with a portrait of her beautiful dog Charlie. For no other reason than that they wanted to do something nice for her and she'd mentioned...
Inside the Studio: Watson Painting Process and Video
When I paint I like to plan it out so I know the overall direction--even the end result--before I get started. If I ever get stuck I can refer to my original notes and blaze a clear path forward. Occasionally, I'll let the process be more open-ended and let the...
Inside the Studio: Chief Painting Process and Video
This post marks an exciting milestone for me. It's my first painting time-lapse video! So glad to be able to capture the whole process of my paintings and share them in an easy to consume format. I think it really shows how my paintings develop over the course of...