Margaret Sabatino did this charcoal drawing of my avatar pic many years ago. It hangs framed in our "duck room", a living room that looks more like a hunting lodge.
After years of having lost touch, I have tracked Margaret down, today in fact. She is still doing portraits. She is very interested in doing portraits for RTF folks.
I've seen her do both charcoal and oil paintings from photos and she does a great job! This image pasted above does not do the original piece justice.
If you are looking for a piece to be done of your dog, Margaret is the one to go to, in my opinion.
Please reply here or PM me if you would like more info on how to work with Margaret on a portrait.