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Reviews of My Work

I'm so very humbled by these reviews . With the goal of bringing JOY with each and every piece I paint, these words make my heart swell.  I hope these reviews from past clients can help you on the decision of us working together.  And know that I would LOVE to have YOUR review on this page someday! 


Sunny Walsh, Kansas City
(Pet Portraits, Pet Ornaments)

I am so pleased to use Jackie for giving gifts to my granddaughters as they add their canine friends to their families.  This is my fourth Christmas gift.  Not only are the portraits beautiful but Jackie wraps them and has them all ready for me to

gift.  Jackie was a classmate and friend of my daughter Sheila and her mom and dad were great friends of my husband Rob and I.  It has been fun staying in touch these many years later.

Lindsay H, Lindstrom, MN
(Receiver of Pet Portrait & Commissioned a Pet Portrait)

This painting means the world to me. So much so that j just commissioned a painting for my friend who lost her dog. I highly recommend Jackie. In addition to the beautiful and thoughtful gift wrapped with care, Jackie was extremely easy to work with. Love all around.


Kelly K, Edina, MN

(Watercolor House Portraits)

I commissioned Jackie to paint a photo of our home of 22 years. We were moving after raising our four boys in the home & I wanted a meaningful keepsake. The rendering was absolutely perfect. Jackie asked all the right questions - she wanted to make sure the painting was an accurate & sincere depiction of our home. Her communication was excellent & she completed the painting in the promised time frame. The end result far exceeded our expectations - we love it!


I have recommended Jackie to several others & they have been equally pleased with Jackie's work. I've also purchased other items from Jackie, including a beautiful rendering of a chapel on the campus of my husband & son's alma mater. Her talent is a treasure. I cannot recommend Jackie enough! 

Maureen M, Edina, MN
(Pet Portrait, Watercolor collage)

By coincidence I met Jackie at a holiday market where she was showing her pet portraits. My brother's dog had died a few days previously, so I commissioned her to do a portrait of my brother's dog as a Christmas gift to him. The painting was so spot on- it moved both myself and my brother to tears. 


Then after seeing a collage, she had done for a college student as a graduation gift from a family member, I had the idea to have her do a collage for me of the 4 years i spent abroad in Brussels in my youth. Jackie so perfectly captured my favorite places and memories from those 4 years. The detail in the watercolor and ink was insane. I could not be more thrilled with the outcome. After a quick review or two, the final project was done in less than 2 weeks. 

I shared the final piece on my social media, and let me say, my friends from Brussels were so amazed at the outcome. It's as if Jackie was there with us 40 years ago.

Lisa D, Edina, MN

[Pet Portraits, Pet Ornaments, Stationary]

Jackie is incredibly talented and not only makes what you want/need happen, but she does this in a great timeline, super smooth transactions.  I'll undoubtedly continue to find another need for a personalized gift.  Do not delay, and you will not be disappointed!  Best thing is, Jackie donates a portion of proceeds to charities each year.  It's win/win.  Thank you, Jackie!

Sara R. Elk River,MN

[Pet portrait recipient and two time gifter]

We received the most beautiful portrait of our beloved Golden, Max after he passed. Looking at this realistic rendition of him daily is a treasure to my husband and I. We gifted two pet portraits to people in our close circle and the thank yous have been endless. Jackie does amazing work, and stays in great communication with you throughout the process. The gifts were put together and wrapped with such care, it really stood out to the recipients. Will recommend and purchase again!

Pam L, Ankeny, IA

[Various projects]

I have used Jackie Dummer's creative artwork in a variety of ways from graduation gifts (state paintings with latitude and longitude), to personal pet artwork. She is talented, whimsical and versatile. Her work ranges from houses to animals to holiday images. She can do anything you ask her to do and her personal flair shines through on each piece she creates. She is easy to work with, will give you suggestions, will send it framed or unframed with upfront pricing and very reasonable delivery time. I highly recommend Jackie for an of your creative personal requests.

Julie J., Wellington, FL

[Custom Painting,  Note Cards, House Portrait]

I have known Jackie for over 40 years. She is truly as beautiful of a person inside and out as she is incredibly talented as an artist! She puts her heart and soul into her art which makes it such a treasure for the recipient! 

I have commissioned Jackie for 2 projects. One was a print and personal note cards with a "Florida" flair. It was so easy to work with her as she really listened to what I wanted. Everyone who I have given a card to has always commented on how lovely they are. For the second project, I had Jackie paint my family home that I grew up in. I had prints made for my mother, my siblings and my daughters.  I gave them as Christmas presents and there were tears shed by all! I can't relay what a treasure that piece is! If I would ever have any other art made I would reach out to Jackie. She is professional, a great listener, a timely communicator, an extremely talented artist and an all around lovely person!  

Karen L. Edina,  MN

[Pet Portraits, Note cards, Candy Bar Wrappers, Gift Tags, etc.]

I have worked with Jackie on a number of artistic projects (pet portraits, gift tags, note cards, water bottle labels, candy wrappers, etc) over the past 10 years.  I wholeheartedly recommend her.  She is creative, timely, reasonable and professional. She perfectly captures the subject she is painting or the essence of what you are looking for in printed form.  Jackie is very talented and an absolute pleasure to work with on any kind of project.


Deborah W, Hastings, MN

[Pet Portraits]

Jackie painted our 3 outlaws, Capone, Bugsy (Malone) and (Annie) Oakley. The attention to detail, creative touches, and remarkable likeness to our pets all make for fabulous images. Our outlaws are gone, but they come alive every time we walk by their portraits; making us laugh and cry. If you want a special and unique way to honor your pet, I highly recommend Jackie as she has the affinity to make them come alive with her remarkable talent.

Kirk D, Edina, MN
[House Portrait]

Jackie is a joy to work with. I commissioned Jackie to paint a charming little home I sold for some clients who were finding it bittersweet to move out. They were over the moon with the final product! I have since visited their new home and the painting Jackie made for them is prominently displayed in their foyer. Jackie is a fantastic communicator, an amazing artist with a distinctive style, and an all-around lovely person. Jackie's work adds much to the art world, and to our lives. I plan to commission more work, and I proudly recommend Jackie to my family and friends! 

Alix C, Minnetonka, MN
[House Ornament, Portrait, Custom Watercolor Painting ]

Jackie is beyond talented and her ability to personalize gifts is second to none! I have given several of her original works of art as gifts and each and every one of them has been a big hit.  Most especially, she created a gift for my Mom’s 90th birthday that was a portrait of my little brother who passed away 50 years ago when he was a child.  Needless to say, there was not a dry eye in the room when I gave it to her.  She continues to be my go-to person to create special gifts for special people! 

Bertie C, St. Louis, MO
[Multiple Pet Portraits ]

Jackie has done several paintings of our family’s dogs and they are all so special.  It amazes me how she captures their personalities from a photograph without ever seeing our beloved pets!

Her work deserves high praise-she is efficient and very prompt.

Thanks for giving us great paintings of Zoe, Elle, Peyton and Bruce!

Nancy B, Chaska, MN
[Pet Ornaments ]

I purchased an ornament from Jackie of my Shih-Tzu. I simply sent her a picture and she mailed me the beautiful piece of art timely and packaged to perfection. I received so many compliments from friends and family that saw the ornament hanging on the tree that it quickly turned into my favorite gift to give others. Everyone that I gifted has enjoyed their pet ornament as much as I have. Besides being unbelievably talented, Jackie is always a pleasure to work with!

Leona K, Fort Dodge, IA 2022

[Various Oil and Acrylic Paintings]
Love everything l have ordered. Easy to correspond with answers any questions l had. I would surely refer.


Traci M, Kansas City, MO 

[House Ornaments & Candy Bar Wrappers for Special Birthday]
Jackie has created a couple special projects for my family. The first was a set of Christmas ornaments featuring our family home which we were selling. They are beautiful and capture the spirit of the house as well as so much sweet detail. The other was a personalized candy bar wrapper for a big birthday celebration. They were stunning and a wonderful addition to the party. Jackie worked through every detail of both projects, was on time, things were carefully shipped, and her prices are super affordable. We will be using Jackie Dummer again for our personalized art needs!

Carie H, Eden Prairie, MN

[House Portraits]
I have ordered multiple art pieces from Jackie and she makes the process very easy.  I have given her work as gifts to family and friends.  Twice I have given her a picture of a cabin to paint as a gift.  I was blown away at her work and the attention to detail.  Both gift recipients were brought to tears seeing their special places represented in such a beautiful way.  Jackie’s work is exceptional!

Linda L, Bloomington, MN

[House Portrait, House Ornaments]

My family has been totally pleased with the house paintings Jackie made for us.  We lived in our house for 48 years, and I had her paint us a 5X7 picture of our house and she painted ornaments of our house for our daughters. She captured the house perfectly, added her own unique details, and created memories that we will always have. She was very accommodating and finished the projects before the original date she gave us. I recommended her to my sister in Florida, and she went out of her way to paint her projects. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to anybody, and she is a total delight to work with!

Kirsten J, Edina, MN

[House Portrait]

I commissioned Jackie to capture our first home where we raised our two boys through their early teenaged years and spent many family gatherings over seventeen years. The painting turned out absolutely beautiful and she captured all the small details right down to our Scandinavian post mailbox.  Although it was hard to leave that home, the painting now hangs in our new family room where we see it every day and it brings a smile.   Jackie is a delight to work with, she listens and makes suggestions, if needed, to enhance the project.  I would highly recommend Jackie for your special project.  

Erin M, Farmington, NM

[Pet Portrait]

Jackie was amazing to work with to recreate a forever memory portrait of our beloved dogs Socks and Yankee. Both dogs have passed, but we have a gorgeous painting of the two of them that hangs over our fireplace. We are so thankful how she captured their personalities in the painting -true talent!  Big smiles every time we look at it.    Her professionalism, prices and attention to detail is outstanding, I would highly recommend her to do any type of creative creation you need. Enjoy the Beauty of Jackie's talent!

Cindy B, Davenport, IA

[Pet Portrait, House Portraits]

Jackie was wonderful to work with, creating portraits that brought joy to three of my friends this year, a pet portrait and two houses.  She created such beauty out of only a couple photographs I submitted to her, and they were back to me within a few weeks.  Each of them is treasured by the families.   I look forward to ordering from Jackie in the future and recommend her to others looking for that unique, one of a kind, special gift. 

Linda T, Edina, MN

[Pet Portrait, House Ornament]

I first reached out to Jackie for a commissioned portrait of our dog Ginger which I wanted to surprise my husband with for his birthday. Jackie was quick to respond and so easy to communicate with. She asked great questions so that she could capture our pooch perfectly. She completed the portrait in plenty of time for my husband’s birthday and he couldn’t have been happier. The portrait captured our sweet Ginger perfectly! 

Soon after, we reached out to Jackie again for a commissioned painting of my parent’s cabin. After many years of fun family gatherings, it was time for my parents to sell the cabin. We gave them the painting so that they would always have a reminder of all the happy times spent there. Again, Jackie captured the cabin perfectly. She provided me a proof and we asked her to add a couple of details that were not evident in the photos we provided but were important for us to capture. She clarified what we were looking to add and did a fantastic job of adding those details to capture the cabin exactly as we remember it. We would highly recommend Jackie for her communication, timeliness, and quality. And she was so kind and sweet to work with

Laura B, Wildwood, MO

[Notecards, Prints]

Jackie K Dummer quickly sent me the beautiful notecards and prints of my college sorority house.  I wanted to gift them to my own real-life sisters.  She is so thoughtful and easy to communicate with through her website.  I love seeing her posts about her beautiful projects and definitely plan to request a commission of my dogs.  

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