Pet Memorial


Pet memorial painting with ash

CUSTOM pet memorials

remembrance art
for lost pets

Pet memorial paintings are a wonderful way to bring your pet’s smile home again.

I create custom pet memorials using traditional oil-on-canvas techniques, and can also add pet’s ashes directly into the paint. For some, this is a way to make a visual memorial for a pet more personal and physical.

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Recent pet memorials & pet ash memorial paintings

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Pet memorial paintings
& pet memorials with ashes

I create all my pet memorial paintings by hand, both with and without ashes in the paint. Mixing ashes into a pet memorial portrait increases the drying time of the oils, so these pieces take longer to create. For example, a pet memorial without ashes usually takes about three weeks, while including ashes may take five.

To get started on your own custom pet memorial, choose a size and we can work on a composition together. Use the form below, or get in touch via email at I’d love to hear from you about your cat or dog memorial project!



Place your order securely online and I’ll work with you to make the composition just right based on your image.

2. Send Material

If you’d like to include your pet’s ashes, I’ll give you instructions to ship them to my studio.


You’ll get lots of updates as I paint so you can see the whole process—usually 2-4 weeks.

4. Enjoy!

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

Get Started

Send me a favourite photo

You’re in the right place to get a unique, personal memorial for your pet, and I’d love to hear from you. Use the form below or email me:

Please note I am on maternity leave starting Fall 2023, so I may take more time than usual to respond. 

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Tim Dice
Tim Dice2021, USA
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We were so thrilled with our first pet memorial portrait that we commissioned a second for my brothers family dog when she passed. Zann is a consummate professional who works quickly and checks in at every step. In short, I could not give a high enough commendation.​
Brooke C.
Brooke C.2017, Canada
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With every detail carefully placed right down to the look in their eyes, Zann certainly captured their individual personalities! And their unique husky facial "masks" are right on point. So I'm very impressed with the craftsmanship and professionalism I had with Zann.
Vivian T.
Vivian T.2017, BC, Canada
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Zann’s attention to detail shines through every stage of the process, from planning (for example, computer mock-ups of your painting) to the final piece, she would always send me updates and made sure everything was to my liking.
Kylie Rae Dahlstrom
Kylie Rae Dahlstrom2021
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Zann did such an amazing job on the memorial portraits I commissioned of my chihuahuas. Above all, the realism and detail she put in brought them back to life and I am so happy with the final result ❤️
Andrew Spak
Andrew Spak2021
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Zann was great to work with because she really has a desire to be sure that what she creates is what you want to see in the painting. So easy to communicate with and very quick to respond. I cannot recommend her highly enough!
Davin K.
Davin K.2021, USA
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Zann did a pet memorial portrait of our two beloved pups. It is magnificent, and brought back so many memories. It will be a treasured piece for our family.

Pet Memorials & Portrait Paintings

My journey creating pet memorials began in Vancouver, BC, where I worked with local pet owners who wanted to capture their best friend in on canvas. 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 pet memorial paintings brighten the walls of pet-loving homes across Canada and the US—in California, New York, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Florida, Mississippi and others.

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

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