Custom Dog Portraits
Honor your beloved fur baby with the ultimate keepsake.
Send one to the dog lover in your life.
Every commission is a privilege and a labor of sweet, furry love. Portraits are hand drawn from photo(s) with oil-based colored pencil, rendered with care and attention to the very last detail, on premium, acid free pastel mat, and finished with UV archival varnish. Free shipping and insurance within the continental United States.
Dogs truly are our best friends. Their loyalty, warm companionship, and unconditional love enrich our lives far beyond measure. With soulful eyes, adorable mugs, and sloppy wet kisses they make us smile, remind us to live in the moment, and leave indelible paw prints on our hearts. Purebred or pure mutt, every dog deserves to be immortalized with a professional custom portrait.
— Erika Kauffman, Artist
A Dog and a Hog
I decided to take a little break from my usual 'cuteness overload' style and try something with a touch of 'badass'. I started this one in mid August, around the time of Sturgis so perhaps that's what inspired me. I don't own a bike and I'm certain any attempt on my part to ride one would not end well. But I love that Harley Davidson is not just a brand, it's a whole culture — kind of like dog lovers but with a lot of chrome and leather.
Colored pencil on pastel mat, 14" x 11" (16" x 13" framed). Professionally framed, wired, and ready to hang. Price: $950 - shipping and insurance free within the continental United States. To purchase, contact me.
Yes, Cats Too
Although I'm a dog lover and my artistic focus is often on dogs, I also love cats and am happy to accept cat commissions too. It was brought to my attention some time back that I hadn't done portraits of my own fur babies. These two characters are my own, Lola and Toby. They are part of a four portrait series 'The Cobbler's Children Have No Shoes'. You can see their canine siblings, Hailey and Livie, on my portfolio page.
Open Edition Prints
Solum Vero Amore... (The Only True Love...)
The only true love is a dog's love. Cats have ulterior motives (people too sometimes). But when canine Cupid's arrow strikes it's pointless to resist. That fur baby owns you, and it's the best thing ever! Now you can share the love. Purchase any print, available original, or commission a custom portrait and 10% will be donated to shelter dogs.
Prints start at only $40.00. Shop now!
"No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you rich." — Louis Sabin