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McCal Johnson works on her pet portrait of Disco, a one-eyed Husky. David Samson / The Forum

Making a Scene: Illustrator creates vibrant pet portraits

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FARGO – McCal Johnson is a dog person.

But don’t worry, cat people. She’s a fan of felines, too.

The Fargo-based visual and conceptual artist illustrates both furry friends (and others) in vibrant watercolor portraits she calls PetSketches.


Johnson, 25, started portraying pets after she drew more than 50 pups to benefit local dog rescue 4 Luv of Dog.

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Anna G. Larson
Anna G. Larson is a features reporter with The Forum who writes a weekly column featuring stylish people in Fargo-Moorhead. Larson graduated from North Dakota State University with a degree in journalism and joined The Forum in July 2012. She's a Fargo native who enjoys travel, food, baking, fashion, animals, coffee and all things Midwestern. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter: @msannagrace 
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