diane jorstad

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What part of the animal kingdom do you serve?

  • Alpacas
  • Birds
  • Cats
  • Chickens
  • Chinchillas
  • Dogs
  • Ducks
  • Ferrets
  • Fish
  • Frogs
  • Gerbils
  • Goats
  • Guinea Pigs
  • Hamsters
  • Hedgehogs
  • Horses
  • Lizards
  • Mice
  • Parrots
  • Rabbits
  • Rats
  • Snakes
  • Turtles

Cat-astrophes happen! What is your cancellation policy?

  • Flexible

Which part of the country do you serve pets?

USA. I am from Pennsylvania but have done pet portraits for clients all over the US.

What year did you begin serving pets?

1980

How did you hone your craft?

I have always enjoyed drawing and art. After having children I started painting and received encouragement from other artists. I took local art classes and made a sale the first time I had art at a craft sale. I started entering shows winning 'Best of Show' awards and more. That led to sales of art. I am not a big business but a one person business, registered in my local area of Butler County. But I won't bore you with details. If interested check my website for resume information. https://www.dianejorstad.com/artist-resume-info

Can you give pet parents a tip for working with animals that you've learned as a pro?

When taking photos, use a camera with a larger pixel. The photo needs to be clear so I can see detail and fur pattern and color. I will size your photo for the size artwork you want to have painted. I send you photos and have you approve everything before I start the painting. I feel communication is the key to your satisfaction.

What is one thing you want pet parents to know about you? It can be whatev-fur you'd like!

I love my pets. They are part of the family.