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Q&A with Local Companies: Susan Keale at BARK ART Pet Portraits

Placerville, 530-228-8775,, @barkartpetportraits

Services or products you offer: Original watercolor illustrations of cherished pets.

What you enjoy most about your profession: I enjoy the creative freedom in designing each customer’s order.

Fun fact about your company: My dog Mo writes my newsletter.

Customer service is: Caring.

You started your business, because: I love the illustrations by Beatrix Potter and Tasha Tudor. I love the sweetness they revealed of simple things via their art. It's my pleasure to paint and create joy for people.

First job: Floral designer.

Favorite food: Shortbread.

Last big purchase: Garden supplies.

When not working, you can find me: Walking my dog Mo on the trail or working in my garden.

You love living here because: I love the outdoors!

photos by Taylor Gillespie

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