This is a painting of an agility dog named Nova that I recently completed. Yes, a dog! Nova’s owner reached out to me after seeing my work at a local chiropractor’s office. She sent me some beautiful, well-lit and clear photos. Once I saw these photos I had to say yes.
Nova’s colors were black and pink, so those colors are a big part of the painting. Also, stars are symbolic of who she was and have deeper meaning for her human. The first layer included words and song lyrics. These ended up buried in the background and peek through here and there. This adds depth and meaning to the painting.
It may seem strange to see a dog here on my website if you have been following me for awhile because I have been doing horses pretty exclusively. But just recently I have started to feel like it would be fun to branch out and do some other species. If you have a goat, alpaca, donkey, mule, dog, sheep, cow, deer, or any other animal that you would like to see in my unique style, now it is a possibility.
So, if you have been wondering if I would do a portrait of a different species, I will consider them on a case-by-case basis. Just shoot me an email, by clicking the envelope below, found in the “Follow” section at the bottom of this page, or send me a DM from either Facebook or Instagram @HollyVanasseArtist.
I am happy to hear any requests and will personally respond to each one.