Pet Portraits

Paws By Zann



My name is Zann

I paint custom pet portraits out of my coastal studio on Vancouver Island and ship oil paintings across North America. If you’d like to get a unique painting of your pet, you’re in the right place! I’d love to work with you.


hand-painted pet portrait art, made in Canada


Order Custom Pet Portrait Paws By Zann
Pet Portraits from Photos
Canadian Pet Portrait Art
Pet Portraits on Canvas

1. Send me photos

I paint pet portraits from photos, so send me a few and tell me about your pet.

2. Choose a size

I’ll work with you to make the composition just right based on your images.

3. Give Feedback

You’ll get updates as I paint so you can see the whole process—usually 1-3 weeks.

4. Enjoy!

Your oil portrait will arrive ready to display and brighten your day.

We were so thrilled with our first pet portrait that we commissioned a second for my brothers family of their dog when she passed. Zann is a consummate professional who works quickly and checks in at every step for feedback. I could not give a high enough commendation for working with her.

Tim D. 2021


With every detail carefully placed right down to the look in their eyes, Zann was able to capture each of their individual personalities. Even their unique husky facial "masks" are right on point. Very impressed with the craftsmanship, professionalism and overall experience I had working with Zann.

Brook C. 2017

The entire process was extremely simple and smooth. Zann’s attention to detail shines through every stage of the process, from her planning stage (i.e., computer mock-ups of your painting) to the actual painting, she would always send me updates and made sure that the painting was to my liking.

Vivian T. 2018


Want to get a painting of your pet but not sure where to start? I’d love to hear from you! Use the form or send me an email:
[email protected]



Like good pizza, good art takes time. My standard pet portrait sizes can be complete and ready to ship within three weeks, but please note that oils take a few days to dry and even a rush order will require drying time. 

If you have a particular deadline in mind, feel free to reach out to see if I can work with you to make it happen!

I can definitely put multiple pets in one portrait!

If you can find a photo with all the pets together to use as a primary reference, there is no extra charge, pricing is just based on size. But if they’re all in different photos and need to be arranged into one piece then I charge a 10% composition fee. Adjusting the lighting to make different photos look natural together can be a real challenge, so one photo is better if possible.

Pet portraits are priced by size, and you can see a full list of available sizes here on my pricing page.


About Zann

Pet Portrait Artist & Oil Painter

My journey as a pet portrait artist began in Vancouver, BC, where I worked with local pet owners who wanted to capture their best friend in on canvas with realism and depth. Since moving to Vancouver Island, I’ve worked with more pet parents in Nanaimo and Victoria, and have expanded my online presence to reach others. My animal portraits brighten the walls of pet-loving homes across Canada and the US—in California, New York, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Florida, Mississippi and others.

Painting pets from photos has allowed me to make a career of my two favourite things: art and animals. Dogs, cats, rabbits and horses, I paint them all.