Erica Eriksdotter Quits Her Job To Paint Pet Portraits

Erica Eriksdotter is 39-year-old, Sweden-born artist who quit her job to paint portraits of pets. Living and working in Washington DC, the painter has been making art since she was a little girl; she sold her first painting when she was only 10. According to her, when doing a pet portrait, the most important thing is to capture the eyes.

“The eyes are the most important part,” the painter said in an article for Washington Post. “The eyes are the windows to the soul, basically. So if you do not get the eyes right, you’re screwed.”

She has done more than 60 pet portraits, mostly dogs and cats, but she hopes that one day she will get the opportunity to paint a snake. The former PR rep needs about 30 days to finish each work and also paints bridal bouquets and other flowers.

Scroll down and take a look at her creations below.