Hey there! I'm your Pet Portrait Artist Helen (Heleen in Afrikaans, my first language) I have been painting since I was 5 & graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Art from South Africa, where I was born & raised. I moved to the USA in 2015 with my husband & our 2 Thai rescue dogs that we adopted in Thailand - Failed Fosters! We are currently living in Charlotte, North Carolina. Say hi if you see me and my pup out for our daily walk in South End! In 2018 I decided to combine my love for pets and painting to created my own pet portrait painting business and I have been doing it full time since January 2020! My purpose and passion is being able to create something special for pet parents that will last and that will always make them smile. I'd love to paint a portrait for you soon!