‘I am a dog painter and create paintings capturing the character and personality of the subject, something to be cherished now and a lasting memory for the future.’
Louise Charles-Saarikoski is a full-time oil painter. She takes commissions for custom made dog portraits and other animals. Working from her clients’ photographs means distance is no object, and therefore her work can be found in many countries around the world. Since adopting a galgo Espanol (Spanish greyhound) Louise has become increasing inspired to paint the slender form of these athletic dogs, and they are appearing more and more in her work. Originally from the UK she now lives in Finland and works from her studio in Helsinki.