Villager has knack for breathing life into her portraits of pets

Marilyn Owens works on a pastel pencil drawing of a dog in her home in the Village of Polo Ridge. Owens has been drawing pet and people portraits for about three years.

Marilyn Owens’s drawings have gone to the dogs. And cats. And a few people.

For the past three years, the Village of Polo Ridge resident has discovered a new hobby: drawing animal portraits using pastel pencils.

“I enjoy seeing these things come to life,” Owens said. “I found my niche. This is it. I get caught up in it, sometimes I forget to eat.”

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