Artwork for Everyone Who Loves a Lab

Millburn, New Jersey | 325 Sales


Artwork for Everyone Who Loves a Lab

Millburn, New Jersey 325 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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Kathleen Harte Gilsenan

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Kathleen Harte Gilsenan

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Anyone who knows me knows that I love Labs!

As an artist I guess it is no surprise that I express my passion for Labrador Retrievers through my art. From the moment our first Lab, Maddie walked through my studio door she became my muse. Maddie would sit quietly in all kinds of outfits while I took lots of photos to use as reference. Maddie is no longer with us, but her spirit still inspires my work. Now our current Lab, Milo, serves as my model and muse and keeps me company in my studio.

Everyday I feel blessed to be an artist and everyday I feel so lucky to have a Lab. My heart fills with love and my inspiration soars whenever a Lab is by my side.

I hope you enjoy my Labrador artwork as much as I enjoy creating it. If you own a Lab I hope you will connect with the images through your love of these wonderful souls. If you don’t own a Lab, I hope the images will connect with you through their themes and their spirit.

The Art-Making Process

Each image I create is unique, but the basic process for developing them follows a similar pattern. After dressing up one of our Labs in costume, I take lots of reference shots. Then, I head to my studio to create the detailed pencil drawing. When the artwork is finished, I scan the drawing into my computer and add layers and layers of color using Adobe Photoshop.

Thank you so much for taking a look at my work. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. My images are available for licensing and are currently available as framed and unframed prints. If you don't see your Lab's color just let me know. I can most likely create the version you need.

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Shop members

  • Kathleen Harte Gilsenan

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Artist

    Hi, I'm Kathleen (not Maddie) and I am the creator of all of the artwork in Maddie Lab Studio.

  • Maddie


    Maddie was our first Lab and the inspiration for the name, Maddie Lab Studio. Even though Maddie is no longer with us in this world, her spirit and soul remain in our hearts forever.

  • Milo


    Milo is our second yellow Lab and the light of our lives. He acts as my muse, my model and my studio buddy.

  • Brendan Harte Gilsenan


Production partners

  • Fine Art America

    Santa Monica, CA

    I currently utilize the services of Fine Art America to create and ship prints of my illustrations when the size is one that can not be created in my studio .


    Buffalo, NY is a small, independent company that makes amazing fine art prints. I sometimes utilize their services to create fine art prints of my illustrations.

  • Social Print Studio

    San Francisco, CA

    Social Print Studio is a small, independent company in California that does incredible work making awesome prints. I utilize their services in the printing of some of my products.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 17, 2018
Welcome to Maddie Lab Studio. My art is inspired by my own Labrador Retrievers, Maddie and Milo, who bring joy to my life everyday.

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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 hours of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
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It is extremely important to me that my customers be totally happy with the art product they receive from my shop. Please contact me right away if there is any issue with the shipping or quality of the item you receive.
Prints ship in 1-2 weeks via UPS or FedEx