Keep them with you always.

Watercolour Animal Portraits

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Miriam Loken

I am a self taught, instinctive artist, living in the interior of British Columbia. Having raised, loved and lost some extraordinary dogs, I have a deep emotional connection with my subject. Though dogs will always be my favourite, I enjoy painting all animals. My portraits are done from photographs, in a unique multilevelled, dry brush method.

International shipping simple and inexpensive.

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Phone: 250-378-0972  |  Email:

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Pricing is based on size, breed and complexity of the subject.

A deposit is required to secure a booking.  All deposits are non-refundable.

Paypal available for international clients.


Only the most brilliant of artists could capture, in colour, in light, in line, and in brush strokes, the special character, personality, and charm of a being that we knew so well and she knew only for a moment in time.  We are in awe of Miriam Loken’s talents, for she has immortalized our Newfoundland, Sky, for all time.

David H. K. and MJ B.

When I was presented with Troopers portrait I was speechless. So many layers of feelings and thoughts were over- lapping as I took in this priceless gift. It wasn’t just that the likeness was phenomenal,but somehow Miriam had captured the very thing that connects me to my dog..his eyes. They give the painting its life.
Yes, I will have Trooper with me always.

Sandi C.

I received the most precious piece of art work I will ever be so fortunate to own today. Miriam created a lasting keepsake for our family! We are so lucky to still have our Diesel and enjoy this treasure. Makes my heart warm just looking at it. It is my happy, loving, rather dumb dog… Captured perfectly… for us to love always.

Andrea J.