After more than two decades teaching the next generation of aspiring artists, Karen Scott’s own career as a painter has gone to the dogs – literally! The Martinsville woman has switched from teaching art to selling it, putting her skills into practice as a pet portrait artist and muralist.

From humble beginnings painting her own pooch’s portrait, she now has a flourishing business – Karen Scott Murals – which sees her create custom artworks for doting pet owners, as well as murals for homeowners and businesses.

Tapping into people’s love of animals even further, Karen has also created a range of more than 600 hand-sculpted dog, cat and animal magnets and Doggy Danglers, as well as producing a line of original gift cards based on her murals and portraits.

Aside from the custom commissions, Karen sells her quirky and unique range of artworks and products at the Handmade in the Hunter Markets, which are held each month on the grounds of Kevin Sobels Wines.