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. So if you’d like to get a unique painting of your pet, you’re in the right place! I’d certainly love to work with you.
All hand-painted pet portrait art, and made in Canada
HOW TO ORDER
1. Send me photos
I paint pet portraits from photos, so first off send me a few & tell me about your pet.
2. Choose a size
Next, I’ll work with you to make the composition just right based on your images.
3. Give Feedback
Then you’ll get updates as paint, so you can see the whole process—usually 1-3 weeks.
Your oil portrait will arrive ready to display and brighten your day.
So you want to get a painting of your pet but you’re not sure where to start. Well hey, I’d love to hear from you and you can use the form below or email to get in touch.
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.
So 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!
First off, I can definitely put multiple pets in one portrait!
Furthermore, if you can find a photo with all the pets together to use as a primary reference, then there’s no extra charge. In other words, 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
Check out the painting blog so you can see inside the pet portrait painting process. To start off, there are a lot of videos and painting demos. Then you can take a look at reference photo and sizing guides. And these are a great way to see the before and after from photo to pet painting. Lastly, get in touch when you’re ready to order!
In this cat painting demo, I’ll show you some great tips on choosing the best reference material, and how to paint realistic cat fur.
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 first began in Vancouver, BC, where I worked with local pet owners who wanted to capture their best friend in on canvas in a realistic pet portrait style. Then since moving to Vancouver Island, I’ve worked with more pet parents in Nanaimo and Victoria, and have expanded my online presence. Now my animal portraits brighten the walls of pet-loving homes across Canada and the US—likewise in California, New York, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Florida, Mississippi and others.
To sum up, 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.