The pet portraits that you see are not painted. They have been created using a rare and unusual technique of hand papermaking I have been practicing for 35 years. I create portraits of dogs, cats, horses and other animals using a palette of colored pulps, and can incorporate animalís hair "into the mix." The finished art pieces are truly Portraits of Their Essence.


Susan with Chaka and Puppeli
Susan with Chaka and Puppeli at the Plaza Blanca near her home in New Mexico

Please enjoy browsing the site by selecting from the menu on the right where you will find portraits of dogs, cats, horses, and other animals. I hope you will also be interested in exploring Portraits in Progress which explains this unique process.

I am happy to speak with you about creating a portrait of your pet. All I need is a photograph and, if you wish, some of your pet's hair!


Portraits may be traditionally framed or I can use a special mounting technique, Shibui Mounting, where framing is not needed and your art piece arrives "ready to hang".

Portrait prices begin at $300.
To commission a pet portrait, please contact Susan at

Paper Fiber Dog Portrait - Kuta
Paper fiber Cat Portrait - Megan