Erica Eriksdotter paints an original painting of a border collie dog

Ahhh Caroline’s Pet Portrait from last Spring. I met her in real life months after finishing and it was a moving experience bringing tears to my eyes. ”I KNOW YOU” – my whole being said to this beautiful rescue pup I’ve shared countless of hours together with in my studio. There is an intimate connection between me and the pet I paint. It’s like they are in the studio with me cheering me on and keeping me company as I “tap into” their personality.