Custom Pet Portraiture and Animal Art


Karla K. Cook, Artist

"If you paint what you love, people will love what you paint."

Reservoir Farm Studio - Karla K. Cook, Artist Custom Pet Portraiture and Animal ArtI believe that the inclusion of animals in our homes serves to enhance our humanity and allows us to appreciate the beauty of the world around us. For my entire life, I have been surrounded by a menagerie: Cats, dogs, hedgehogs, rabbits, birds, mice and fish have all at one time or another inhabited my heart and my home. I have found that using my love of animals with my love of painting makes for a winning combination. With each animal I paint, I attempt to bring that animal's personality through the painting to the viewer. My greatest success is seeing a smile flash across someone's face when they look at my paintings. I live in Andover, MA with my husband, three sons, two Italian Greyhounds, a variety of foster bunnies, and Stuart the Wondercat.

For years I had been a successful fiber artist, creating and teaching, knitting, spinning, felting, and quilting. Nothing quieted an insistent muse until I accepted a challenge by my oldest son and discovered painting.

Why do I paint? Because I have to!

Karla's work can be seen by appointment in her Andover studio.

For artwork pricing and availability, or to commission a portrait please contact the artist at:

Karla K Cook
101 Holt Road
Andover, MA 01810

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