12 Talented Pet Portrait Artists

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Photos of your pets are fine, but to create a true conversation piece, go the fine art route.

1. Crayon Portraits

CarvedCrayons

This artist uses large Crayola crayons to make carved wax figures from popular movies and TV shows. He will also make a tiny wax version of your dog for $75.

2. The pet rock

Naturetrail

These rocks painted to look like cats are surprisingly convincing.

3. Very fishy

Solidgoldfish

Immortalize your pet fish with a custom pencil drawing.

4. Pet pendants

PeriwinkleNuthatch

This artist turns hand-drawn images of your pets into jewelry.

5. Quilted pets

HappyQuiltDesigns

These quilted portraits can be made into cushions or framed.

6. Fuzzy statuettes

GourmetFelted

A needle-felted reptile might be a bit odd, but this artist’s technique is perfect for furry pets like dogs.

7. Dawg painter

Alicia VanNoy Call

This artist’s technicolor dog paintings make me want to get a dog just so I can ask her to paint its portrait.

8. Cross stitch portraits

StitchSwitch

These custom cross stitch portraits are a steal at only $18.

9. Playful watercolor portraits

WeekdayBest

These watercolors call to mind the lines from the Ogden Nash poem:

“I’ve also found, by actual test,

A wet dog is the lovingest.”

10. Parrot portraits

GeoffreyMartinPets

Dogs and cats abound in the pet portrait world, but some artists are also skilled at painting pet birds.

11. Ho ho ho

DCPetPortraits 

These custom painted ornaments allow you to hang your pet on your Christmas tree.

12. 3-D

Katies3DPaintings

These portraits of reptiles and amphibians are mixed media pieces.

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June 2, 2014 - 10:00am
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