Welcome to Haute Dauge Portraits

After more than thirty years in corporate and small business marketing, I rediscovered my passion for painting in 2014. I take great pleasure in transforming photos of beloved pets, both alive and those who have passed the Rainbow Bridge, into highly detailed and realistic works of art that become treasured heirlooms. My goal is to lovingly capture the unique qualities and personality of every pet I paint.

Please read more about my journey and my work on the "About the Artist" page.

​Click on the "Portfolio of My Work" page to see my work in more detail, including seeing the photos provided by clients next to finished portraits.. I'll be updating this page regularly, so visit often!

​Thank you for visiting my website and I look forward to working with you!

Karen L. Dortschy

A few words about me

A unique gift for yourself or your loved ones, that's sure to become a treasured heirloom.

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Get any of my finished hand-painted portraits as a framed or unframed print, metal print, tote bag and more, at my online store. Click here to shop.  

Custom hand-drawn and hand-painted portraits on archival-quality, 
gallery-wrapped 1-1/2" deep
canvas, painted on all edges and ready to hang without a frame.

Highly detailed art that lovingly captures the unique qualities and personality

of your beloved pet.

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Karen L. Dortschy




   Lake Norman Area, Charlotte, NC USA

Upscale & custom art of your beloved pet, hand-drawn & hand-painted.