Category Archives: Animals in Art

Von Zitzewitz combines a sharp sense of fashion with a love of the wild

Photographer Vanessa von Zitzewitz Captures Animal Images While Saving Lives!

Vanessa von Zitzewitz never considered becoming a photographer until she studied graphic design at the Parsons School of Design in New York City, where she took a photography course to gain credits. Her teacher was enthused by her work and pushed her to be more visually creative. At twenty-six years old, Vanessa got a call from Cartier America and was asked if she was interested in taking photographs for a book titled, Untamed. Cartier is famous for its campaigns with animals and this stunning book was…

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Mother’s Day Special! New Twist to Pet Fitness

Over the last three decades, photographer John Lund has captured some astounding animal antics. He can coerce a dog to skateboard like a pro. He can coax ordinary ducks to become seasoned synchronized swimmers. He’s even captured images of two swimsuit-clad feline sunbathing beauties.  Meanwhile, the rest of us can’t even get our dogs to sit still for a treat.   So how does this animal artist work his magic? Through the wonders of digital imaging, Lund creates humorous scenarios of animals indulging in unusual behaviors. While Lund…

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Ed Sandoval and Cinco de Mayo.

Taos Painter – Ed Sandoval Unveils His Canine’s True Colors

    Ed Sandoval lives in a vibrant and spiritually alive world. He was born in Nambe, in northern New Mexico, and that’s where he finds inspiration for his stunning paintings, from “the old days”. Sandoval’s “romantic expressionism” contemporary style displays old dirt roads, pickup trucks, adobe homes, mountains, work horses, old men talking leisurely walks, and the natural beauty of the scenic region. “I seem to find divine inspiration in creating the old life of New Mexico. The expression of my work follows the…

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Guillermo Borrajo converts pup portraits into stunning artworks

Pop Pet Artist Guillermo Borrajo Brings Woof Art to Life!

In 2004, Guillermo Borrajo founded Woof Art to celebrate the unique relationship between pets and  people. As an animal lover, he understood that pet owners desired the very best for their four-legged friends. So his pet portraits came to portray an inner world where animals and humans coexist at the same level of harmony, love, and fun. Guillermo Borrajo, the man behind the canvas, is a native of Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 1989 he settled in Los Angeles, and began a series he dubbed the Urban…

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Pet Portraits – from ‘Van Gogh’ to Needlepoint

    The royals have been doing it for years.  But these days, you don’t have to live in Buckingham Palace to pay homage to your special pet with an artistic rendering.  No matter what your décor, you can find a pet portraitist who will seamlessly match your style and spruce up your room with the smiling mug of your favorite mutt. If you are looking for a way to immortalize your pet there are many choices as to style, medium and price range.  Krista…

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Pop Arf: Modern Dog Art by Nathan Janes

Pop ARF is a creative way to describe the dog artwork of Nathan Janes.  In fact, it is the title Janes has given to both his collection of paintings and to his website.  Janes began his art career after graduating from the Columbus College of Art and Design in Ohio. At the beginning stage of his career Nathan concentrated on painting wildlife. Among his main subjects were ducks and other waterfowl that inspired him by their wide array of color and design. The beauty of these…

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Fury

Celebrate The Chinese New Year WIth The Wild Horses of Sable Island

    Chinese New Year is celebrated by billions of people throughout several countries in Southeast Asia including; China, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Chinatowns and Asian homes globally! Festivities often last for 15 days and close with the Lantern Festival. The Chinese New Year 2014 starts today, January 31st, and we welcome the Year of the Wood Horse! Check out more about what the Chinese New Year right here: 2014 Year of the Wood Horse. We are featuring Roberto Dutesco’s Photo Gallery honoring the Year…

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The Wild and The Beautiful – Photography by the legendary Patrick Demarchelier

Portfolio by Patrick Demarchelier  If ever there was evidence of the remarkable power in the eye of the beholder, it can be seen in the work of Patrick Demarchelier. Long tan legs and winsome faces are the most common subjects for the globe-trotting photographer whose wonderful eye for the dramatic fashion photograph has made him more famous than many of the designers and models he shoots for countless fashion glossies.  What is less known about him is his affection for animals — not just dogs…

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Ruben Toledo

Ruben Toledo Paints A Vivid Picture – Inspired By Animal Subjects And His Designer Wife Isabel

  Artist and designer Ruben Toledo’s creative influence has little, if any, boundaries. He is, as his official biography describes, “at once a painter, sculptor, illustrator, fashion chronicler and critic;” Toledo himself says that he is simply an artist – he “tells stories and invents ideas, and tries to express emotions in a visual way.” From fashion illustrations in books to highly acclaimed exhibitions in museums, to flowing layouts throughout the pages of Vogue magazine, Toledo’s unmatched, surrealist style embraces a beauty and originality that…

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RIP George Rodrigue – On A Blue (Dog) Streak In New Orleans

    The Louisiana legend, George Rodrigue,  whose Blue Dog paintings made him famous worldwide, has died at age 69 after a long battle with cancer. RIP to a beautiful soul. Since its creation, the Blue Dog became George Rodrigue’s obsession. “Painting it has become as natural to me as eating and sleeping. I have become the Blue Dog man.” Known for his darkly evocative landscapes of his Bayou home in Louisiana, Rodrigue first conjured what would go on to become his staple image when…

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