5 Great Pet Portraitists for Holiday Gifts

Where to find great pet art this holiday season

By Stefanie Gibson

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This holiday season, why not give the dog-lover on your list a gift that keeps on giving? No, we don’t mean a tattoo of Fido’s face, but the gift of dog art, of course. And instead of giving them a framed paw print (which is super cute too), why not take it up a notch and commission an artist to paint a doggy portrait? A professional painting of favorite dog is a gift that will surely be treasured for years to come. Here’s our roundup of some of our favorite (tasteful) doggy artists to get you started.

Thomas Rude’s dog art is some of the most striking out there. He’s an artist who isn’t afraid to make you laugh; his black and white line art has a very dramatic tone and, when paired with dogs as a subject matter, it certainly brings a smile to your face.

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Becca Vision is an artist who will lovingly and colorfully create a custom portrait of that special dog in your life. Her use of color and shape draws each dog’s personality out and brings the picture to life.

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Morgan Spicer, the creator of Bark Point Studio, draws those puppy dog eyes like no one else. His art will elicit an “Awwwwwww” from your lips immediately. Plus, portions of sales go towards dog rescue organizations.

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Cassandra Gibbons’ playful cartoon renditions of dogs will capture your heart and the playfulness of your pooch.

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Kasha Ritter’s art has no comparison. Not only is it beautiful, but it has heart — she created a collection of original art of dogs living in shelters.

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A few of our favorite portraits are below for you to peruse. Click each image for additional links.