La Canada, California is an upscale "Leave It To Beaver" type of community about 18 miles north of downtown Los Angeles, nestled in the foothills of the lovely San Gabriel Mountains. La Canada is home to Jet Propulsion Laboratories "JPL" and also the abode of many entertainment and music industry heavy-weights with young families.
Kathryn Hansen lives here with her two daughters, and works as a Real Estate Administrator for Re/Max Tri-City La Canada. She is also a very accomplished artist with many talents, not the least of which is Pet Portraits.
At first glance, these appear to be extremely fine black-and-white photos. Actually, they are pencil- on-paper original drawings! Kathryn manages to capture both the personality of her subject and the love of the pet owner in these intimate portraits.
To contact Kathryn, or for more information, go to www.kathrynhansen.com
Although Kathryn exhibits occasional at various art fairs such as the Montrose Art Walk here in Montrose, California, most of her work is commissioned through referrals and word-of-mouth advertising. Her rates are surprisingly affordable, given the long hours committed to each project. These works are truly a labor of love, as well as considerable talent.
I am glad to have the opportunity to meet Kathryn while staging homes for Re/Max Tr-Citry La Canada agents. Click here to view my staging work.
This post is part of the Active Rain Small Local Business Challenge- to profile great small businesses in my neighborhood.