About Hiroko

Hello, thank you for visiting my site.  My name is Hiroko Ishimaru. Originally I am from Japan, and I have lived in this beautiful Colorado over 20 years.

I have always enjoyed drawing and painting, and my art training was from the University of New Mexico where I received the B.F.A. degree in Studio Art. I have owned several dogs, and our household currently includes two cattle dog mix.  We enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking and camping, and it’s a  blast to see them smile 🙂 

Paws & Paint officially started in 2005, and ever since, I have served many dog lovers, cat lovers, even a turtle lover and some African animal lovers all over the States for over ten years.  My custom portraits have served as surprise birthday presents, holiday presents, beautiful memorabilia, and as fun house portraits on walls.  I have always enjoyed the creating process with client’s input and feedback. I would love to work to create a beautiful or fun portrait with you! 

Thank you again for visiting my site, and may the portrait of your dog brighten your day.


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