"This gift from my groom - now husband - was so special! You really captured our sweet "Mama". I have always loved your work since the first time I saw it about 10ish years ago: I'm so honored, and will hang it proudly!"..... Jeannine and Bryan Mangus
"I LOVE Deacon's portrait! It is absolutely fantastic and has exceeded my high expectations! You did such a good job of capturing him. I love all the details, especially his eyes. I'm so excited! Thank you so much for immortalizing my handsome Deacon.".....Susanna Delinger
"I knew I'd love Fred's portrait based on the picture you sent. However, he just arrived and it is even more fabulous in person! I cannot stop staring at it and am counting down the hours until Brent gets home so that I can surprise him……..Brent got tears in his eyes when I showed him sweet Fred! Our family will treasure the painting for years to come. Thank you!!!.......Anne Bowman
"Sarah, you captured Pierre's essence, spirit, wonder, love, and loyalty - a fantastic portrait! I loved Pierre like no other. Never has a cat been such a buddy - God bless him!"..... Tim O'Keefe
"Sarah, the portrait of Grace is absolutely wonderful! We love it. It is better than I could have imagined. Thank you again for such and awesome painting. It's everything I could have imagined and so much more. It will definitely be a life-long possession."...Alex Stoneburner.
“Oh Sarah! The painting is amazing! As I type, tears are hitting the keyboard.....you captured Jackson’s soul and spirit, now we will have a forever reminder of him to look at everyday. Thank you so much, I know Patrick will be as moved as I, when he opens it Christmas. The tears won't stop........you are amazing!.....Brooke Schubmehl
"BRILLIANT !! Thank you thank you!".......Maria Crawford
“I am thrilled to tell the world how very much we love and adore our "girls" portrait! It makes me so very happy to see them each and every day greeting me. They look exactly like Boggie and Bonnie, but are so colorful - truly, our Color Dogs. Thank you Sarah!”.....Ann Carneal
“My dear Rufus, a gentlemanly Norwich terrier, died of a brain tumor a year ago, but he still lives for me in Sarah Gayle Carter's perceptive portrait of him and his vivacious cousin Peaches, which hangs in my front hall. Everyone who comes to the house exclaims over it and they also notice how you caught the two quite different personalities of the two Norwiches. I am glad I have the excellent portrait you did of Rufus’s beautiful face to remind me of how he was before he became ill. It’s the best birthday gift I ever received! You can tell Sarah loves animals when you see how perfectly she depicts them in her paintings. I can almost hear Rufus bark as I pass him in the hall.”....Ann Burrus
“We love the picture. It’s a wonderful capture of our dog Bena. Also, the background colors dovetail nicely with the look in our apartment. Sarah was user friendly and worked hard to make sure she captured our pet's personality.”....Henry McVey
"We love it! You really captured Bronx's personality. We both shed some tears when we first saw the portrait, missing our old friend. But all in all it made us smile. Thank you so very much.".....Eric Dome
“I can not tell you how perfectly you captured Knocker's personality. You can see his personality in his eyes and his expression is exactly as I see him everyday! Thank you so much for painting us this portrait of our precious pooch! We will cherish it forever!”....Anne Harvard Smith
"What started as a surprise Christmas gift for my husband with our first portrait has now turned into a full blown gallery of dog portraits! Sarah captured the very essence of each of our precious pooches in her portraits even without meeting the dogs. The colors are so vibrant and the backgrounds almost alive with movement. I will have her continue to paint my dogs as new ones join our family. Each is a priceless work of art that we will treasure long after our pups are no longer with us. Thank you Sarah for your amazing talent!"....Denise Lathham
"Oh Wow! You've outdone yourself! Brady is awesome. You have captured his expression and those warm brown eyes perfectly. The colors are wonderful! I'm off to to the framer. Can't wait to hang him next to Barnaby's portrait! I'll take pictures of all when completed."....Joan Berk, Barnaby and Brady
"I am thrilled that my Churchill is home! He will preside over the fireplace in my family room where he was, for many beloved years, the center of our family!!! Thank you for working with me to create those beautiful eyes, just the way I remember them. He was, indeed, such a special friend, especially to me, and will never be out of my memory. To be able to look upon him with great affection and thanksgiving is a gift from you! Thank you for that gift!" .....Diane French Ward
"'Toby' is here and he is gorgeous. You truly do capture the soul."....Marva Nesbit
"If I had your phone number I would be calling you! Maggie's portrait is perfect. You have such a gift! You have such a way of getting into the soul of creatures! It's sooooo Mags!" .......Austin Tucker
WHAT DOGS SAY TO PEOPLE.........
Make new friends, but never forget the old ones.
Sleep close to those you love.
Delight in the simple joys of a long walk.
Hide your favorite snack - treats are the answer to everything.
The more kissing, the better everyone feels.
If you really want a ball, then go get it.
Learn new tricks, no matter what your age.
When loved ones come home, always run to greet them - they will pat your head, scratch behind your ears, and make you feel happy all over!"