Haute Dauge Portraits in Cornelius NC

Haute Dauge Portraits

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Cornelius, North Carolina, 28031

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I create treasured heirlooms...hand-painted portraits of beloved dogs, cats and horses on archival-quality canvas.

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  • Haute Dauge Portraits
  • Year Established
  • 2014
  • Phone Number
  • 980-253-2853
  • Location
  • 16930 West Catawba Avenue
    Suite 102
    Cornelius, NC 28031
    United States

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  • Available 24/7/365 to my clients.
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  • Cash, personal check, business check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express

More About Haute Dauge Portraits

After more than 25 years in a marketing career in the corporate world, and the last five in my own marketing consulting business, I picked up a paintbrush at a “wine and paint” party and resumed my love of painting with acrylics on canvas. My Dad, a talented and accomplished woodcarver and painter, inspired me to continue, and then gave me his old wood easel, some art supplies and a few vintage art instruction books.

I’ve been studying art technique with a well-known professional artist/teacher to improve my proficiency and skills. I’m also a member of the Huntersville, NC Open Art Studio, which provides a weekly collaborative painting environment with other artists.

I started Haute Dauge Portraits in October 2014, after attending a life-changing weekend workshop hosted by Oprah Winfrey, called “The Life You Want”.

My artistic goal is to create treasured heirlooms…highly detailed, heartfelt and realistic portrayals of beloved pets, including those who have crossed the Rainbow Bridge. I hand-draw and hand-paint with professional-quality acrylic paint on gallery wrapped, 1-1/2” thick museum-quality canvas. I work from provided photographs and talk extensively with my clients to learn about the pet’s unique personality, quirks and behavior, and translate that playful gleam in her eye or his calm and quiet demeanor into my painting.

I love adding signature accents like painting all four edges to continue the painting (and sometimes the animal), using metallic paints, creating personalized nametags on collars and matching the background colors and patterns with clients’ home or office decor.

I've painted dogs, cats and horses that live in California, Kentucky, New Jersey, North Carolina and South Carolina, as well as in Austria, England and Germany. No matter where they live, there are beautiful pets everywhere.

I’m profoundly hearing impaired, but that only helps me focus my energy better on creating art...I don't get easily distracted. I’ve lived in the Charlotte, NC metro area for more than 26 years, and am originally from New Jersey. I am married with one adult daughter, three adult stepchildren and two awesome dogs, a Border Collie named Cody and a Shih Tzu named Little Miss Macie.

As a HeARTS Speak™ Ambassador (www.HeARTSSpeak.org), I donate a portion of each sale to local no-kill non-profit animal rescues and shelters. An active volunteer with Friends of the Animals (www.FriendsoftheAnimals.net), I’m also a business member of the Mooresville, NC Chamber of Commerce and active in Toastmasters.


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