“Our pictures of memories remind us that they are near, but your drawings are for when we need to feel the closest to them. You bring them to life, even if it is for only a second. That makes your heart skip a beat to think of them here again. That’s what you give. “
"I love it! His eye is just BRILLIANT!!! You are such a talented woman. I can't imagine being able to take what's in a picture and make it so real and life like. Truly blessed.
Thank you for taking my best friend and making him live forever."
"Risa, I love this painting! I can't think of anything else you could have done to so totally capture Wheatie's personality in this picture. I love looking at it because it makes me feel her joy of being in her hole on a sunny day. She was just the sweetest Wheaten in the world. Thank you so much. You are a very talented artist.... it is like she is alive in this amazing pastel painting. We can't wait to work with you again... your talents are beyond words!"
- Zoe and Nancy
"Unbelievable! Looks like a photo! You caught his soft side and am so glad you did it with no halter. Thanks so much for your talent. "
- Maryellen McCaffrey
"Beautiful. having known this horse in person, you truly captured the intelligence and elegance of his character. I am always amazed with your portraits."
- Pamela Deaner
“Thank you again, Risa. I am so grateful for your beautiful work and Becky's thoughtfulness. There are no words to express my gratitude. <3<”
— Dawn, Cutter's Mom
“My Tori was the sweetest girl you could ever meet. My best friend. Thank you Risa for capturing her everything in this portrait. Her spirit lives on and she’s back in the living room, watching over us, once again. Thank you!!”
— Jill, Tori's Mom
"Just got home to find the most extraordinarily beautiful portrait waiting for me! You have absolutely outdone yourself. It is truly amazing - a perfect likeness. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!!"
"Just amazing!! It’s him!!”
— Lorraine, Westley's Mom
"I wanted to take a second and thank you for the amazing photo you did for me of Rush. I know you understand the love someone can have for their pet, so I appreciate you taking a pet so important to me and drawing him in a picture I can look at forever... I was obviously crying like a big baby when the girls had me open it. You’re so incredibly talented and I can’t thank you enough for sharing some of your talent with me. ”
— Chrissy, Rush's Mom
“He was truly beautiful and I will be sure to have her take photo of it. Thanks again Risa you are a true rockstar!!!”
“There is my breathtaking girl! I’m crying just seeing her! Thank you, you have done a great job on her.”
— Kayla, Daisy's Mom
“I love it Risa! He’s so handsome and you are crazy talented!”
— Hilary, Soxy's Mom
“I’m beyond speechless. My heart skipped a beat today when I was presented my sweet boy by Becky. I can’t begin to explain my happiness. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to both of you.”
— Dawn, Cutter's Mom
“Risa, thank you again doing this for my good friend Pam Flynn. I know she was overjoyed to see her beloved Casey’s smiling face again.”
“I can never say thank you enough. ❤”
— Chrissy, Schatzie's Mom
"I got Timber’s portrait today. It looks wonderful! I am so happy! I can’t wait to get him framed and decide where to put him in the house. I am so pleased with how his portrait turned out!
Thank you so much!”
— Kelly, Timber's Mom
"We got the portrait today and we love it, it made both my aunts cry in joy and sadness due to the fact that she is being put down tomorrow but now thanks to you amazing art Amy will always have her looking at her. Thank you sooo much, I’m so happy. It is absolutely amazing and looks exactly like her, thank you soo much.”
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