Alexandra Cech graduated with a degree in art in 2015, however, she started her business Painted Paws four years earlier, back in 2011, while she was a student. It’s actually a project where she turned everyday pet photos into works of art.
“What started out as a part time hobby quickly grew into a full-time business,” the artist shared on her personal website. Nowadays, Cech has over 150 pet paintings in her portfolio.
“Let’s face it, the vast majority of the photos we have of our beloved fur babies are going to be from our phones,” Cech shared with Bored Panda. “Since this format doesn’t always yield the highest quality image, it can be frustrating to find out that your favorite pictures are too blurry, too dark, or in less than ideal scenery. This is where I can come in and get a bit creative.”
With her hand-drawn pet portraits she tries to make the painting perfect; she cleans up the image, brings in any lost details, and sometimes she needs to change up the whole scene so she can get the perfect composition.
Scroll down and take a look at her artwork below.