Local teacher and artist Ruth Fyten began painting dogs, horses, and cats for pleasure and soon found her work being requested for local charity auctions. With assistance from her daughter Molly, Ruth’s hobby and side gig has blossomed into a viable business servicing the Lac La Biche region and beyond.
Her watercolour pet portraits start from photos sent to her by clients. She prefers several images to work from to capture the animal’s true essence and “personality.”
Ruth typically has a couple of portraits on the go all the time, charging a flat rate per animal based on the finished size of the painting. For example, an 11’ x 14” portrait of a single animal would cost about $120.00.
To find out more about Ruth’s work, visit Precious Paw Portraits on
Facebook, call Ruth at 780-404-7740 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.