TheDogArtGallery

Dog Paintings, Portraits, Prints, and Greeting Cards

Ottawa, Canada · 63 Sales

TheDogArtGallery

Dog Paintings, Portraits, Prints, and Greeting Cards

Ottawa, Canada 63 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(21)

Announcement   TheDogArtGallery is having a limited time offer Spring Puppies Event. Until April 30, 2018 you will be able to purchase original paintings and drawings of Puppies in Spring at extremely "friendly" prices. Free shipping and handling to Canada and the USA. We invite you to browse our new "Spring Puppies Event" shop section for great deals on original puppy art.
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.

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 4, 2018

TheDogArtGallery is having a limited time offer Spring Puppies Event. Until April 30, 2018 you will be able to purchase original paintings and drawings of Puppies in Spring at extremely "friendly" prices. Free shipping and handling to Canada and the USA. We invite you to browse our new "Spring Puppies Event" shop section for great deals on original puppy art.
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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Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
(21)
judichicago

judichicago on Mar 14, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Heather, thanks again for working with me to see that the order for Sheltie cards arrived safely. The designs are lovely and it is nice to fing the unusual bi-black Sheltie color represented. I look forward to seeing your new designs next fall.

Steven Nelson

Steven Nelson on May 16, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Heather draws and colors true-to-form dogs of remarkable grace. They are reasonably priced, well packaged and promptly shipped. I have purchased several pieces of her art over the past year and we always have pleasant communications.

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About

It Started With Dogs

It started with me wanting a dog - a Collie, but my parents decided that a dog of my own was not going to happen until I was older, and the cat and horse I also wanted were just NOT going to happen. So as a sort of consolation, I threw myself into drawing and painting them. But they didn't look quite right, and a fire was lit in me to draw and paint them better. My wish to go to Art School went unfulfilled, so I waited until I was an adult (with my own dog!) and then it was my colleagues who discouraged my decision to leave a very short teaching career and go to Art School. But I did it, I worked hard, and I've been a professional Animal Artist (emphasis on dogs) since the mid 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. Oh, the stories I could tell about taking the photos!). Each morning I walk down the hall to my studio, accompanied by the Shelties and cats and spend the day painting lovely animals. And yes, I did get my horse,- he was with us until he passed away at 33.
A new painting/drawing begins with research into the particular breed and location I am putting into a painting. I choose photos from the many hundreds I have taken over the years, (and some that people have given me) do the initial drawing by hand, (the modern way of tracing the image just doesn't feel right for me - I 'm proud of my drawing skills) then it is transferred to my favourite Arches 300lb Hot Press Watercolour paper, and the actual painting 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. Impatience 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. The Shelties give everything a 'Woof' of approval and the print or note card is ready to ship to you. 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 January 15, 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

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
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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.
Shipping
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.