TheDogArtGallery

Dog Paintings, Portraits, Prints, and Greeting Cards

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This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

Announcement    TheDogArtGallery now offers FREE SHIPPING in Canada and the USA for our high quality prints, greeting cards, beautiful commissioned portraits, and original paintings of dogs, especially Shelties and Collies, cats, and horses from award winning animal artist Heather Anderson. If you don't see the breed you want, or have a question, please start a convo so I can help.

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Last updated on 05 Jan, 2021

TheDogArtGallery now offers FREE SHIPPING in Canada and the USA for our high quality prints, greeting cards, beautiful commissioned portraits, and original paintings of dogs, especially Shelties and Collies, cats, and horses from award winning animal artist Heather Anderson. If you don't see the breed you want, or have a question, please start a convo so I can help.

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About TheDogArtGallery

Sales 218
On Etsy since 2013

It Started With Dogs

I don't remember a time when I didn't reach for something to draw with, and I don't remember a time when I didn't crave a dog, a cat, and a horse of my own. Growing up, I wanted to be an artist with lots of animals, and I wanted to go to Art School to learn about painting. I was a young adult before I achieved these things, but they were all worth the wait. I've been a full time Animal Artist (emphasis on dogs) since the early 1980's. I think I have the best job in the world, although the job comes with the occasional 1,000 + lb horse standing on my foot, or a spoiled dog sharply nipping my ankles, or a visiting cat vanishing under my couch and refusing to come out. My studio is in my home, so the animals are always with me, and I work in watercolour - such a glorious medium! as well as elegant graphite, and occasionally, Coloured Pencil.
A new painting/drawing begins with research into the particular breed, body language, and background I am putting into a painting - sometimes a quiet pose, sometimes full out action. I choose photos from the many hundreds I have taken over the years, (and some that people have given me) to do the initial drawing by hand, (the modern way of tracing or projecting the image just doesn't feel right for me - I 'm proud of my drawing skills) then the prelilminary drawing is transferred to my favourite Arches 300lb Hot Press Watercolour paper, and the actual painting or graphite work begins. An 11 x 14 painting can easily take a month or more to do, depending the complexity, and larger work can take much more time. Lack of patience has no place in my studio. I do the small 8 x 10 prints myself and use a local printer for the larger ones. Each one is lightly retouched with Derwent Watercolour Pencil to be sure the colours and crispness are up to my standards. Note Cards are printed by me and placed in clear plastic bags for shipment. Enjoy your visit to The Dog Art Gallery, and please come back soon.

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  • Heather Anderson

    Owner, Dog Artist

    Canadian animal artist Heather Anderson has been delighting her clients and followers for many years with her watercolor, graphite, and acrylic paintings. Formally trained, Heather specializes in what's closest to her heart - dogs, cats, & horses.

Shop policies

Last updated on 15 January, 2017
Welcome to TheDogArtGallery. All artwork in my shop has been created by me (original paintings) or from my original artwork (prints and greeting cards). I truly love dogs and do my best to bring that love to all of my artwork. I use only the highest quality professional grade of paints and papers.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Apple Pay Gift card
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
If you are not totally happy with your purchase you may return it (as long as it is still in excellent condition) within 7 days for a refund. Return shipping costs are covered by the buyer.
Payment
I accept Paypal or major credit cards used through Paypal.
Personal cheques (payable to Heather Anderson) are also accepted.
Delivery
Your order is securely packaged and is shipped within three business days.
If paying by cheque your order is shipped when your cheque has cleared.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders and wholesale orders are also available. Please contact me for details if you have any questions.