We had the good fortune of connecting with Stacy Hedrick and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Stacy , can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
I started my pet portrait business so I would have a little side income now but also so I can continue to build upon it for extra income when I retire in the future.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
My clients send me their photos of their pet and I create a Hand painted pet portrait for them. I started about two years ago and I can really see my improvements along the way. I’m faster at it and it’s easy for me to paint from any picture now. I also have started painting abstract paintings as well as pet portraits.

Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
Every time I have visitors I take them to Jerome AZ via highway 89A. It’s a great scenic drive and Jerome has so many great shops with original art and gifts. Then we head to Sedona and see the sights there before heading home!

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My friend Deb Stanger is one of the people who influenced me to start doing my own art. We worked together as art teachers and she stressed the importance of creating our own art on the side.

Instagram: @artbystacyhedrick
Facebook: Stacy Hedrick Art