About Zann

meet the PET PORTRAIT artist

Why Pets?

I’ve seen the impact pets have on their people, and I believe caring for an animal is one of the best things anyone can do for their wellbeing. My goal is to capture a moment of that happy friendship on canvas.

My love of oils

Oil paints allow me to work wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry to capture a beautiful variety of fur textures. I can slowly build an animal’s likeness from the ground up. The translucence of oil paints brings depth and life into the final portraits, so you can almost believe they’re looking out at you.

Realistic oil portraits of pets and animals attract a range of clients. I’ve tackled unique painting challenges such as incomplete reference material, fantasy designs, lighting disasters and last-minute gifts.


NEWS & Exhibits

I’ve participated in shows through galleries and organizations including the the Federation of Canadian Artists, Art 10 Gallery, Nanaimo Arts Council, the Ferry Building Gallery, the Van Dop Gallery and Art-BC, and my work has also appeared in Pawlogie Magazine and on Chek News.



  • Summer Sizzler Exhibit, 1st place award
  • FCA Nanaimo Spring Art Showcase
  • Port Theatre Art Around Town


  • Pawlogie Magazine feature
  • Art Around Town
  • Represented by the Van Dop Gallery
  • NFCA Summer Show
  • Ladysmith Fine Arts Show
  • Nanaimo Fine Art Show
  • FCA Active members Show
  • FCA “Animalis”
  • FCA “Small Artwork Exhibition”


  • Art 10 feature exhibit
  • Nanaimo Fine Art Show
  • Ladysmith Festival of Lights
  • Art Around Town
  • Nanaimo Fine Art Show


  • Art 10 feature exhibit
  • Art Around Town
  • Ladysmith Festival of Lights
  • Nanaimo Fine Art Show


  • Emily Carr University Grad Show


  • Group show, Ferry Building Gallery


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