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 by me in Canada
HOW TO ORDER
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.
Your oil portrait will arrive ready to display and brighten your day.
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:
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 PORTRAIT BLOG
Full Great Dane Painting Video (breakdown below) https://youtu.be/xruM1mEKM0Q%20 In this post, I’ll walk through what I’m doing in more detail.
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.