The Ottawa Dog Blog had the chance to interview pet artist, Lisa Graziotto of The Howling Canvas. Her portraits of dogs carry a beautifully expressive style and are alive with vibrant colours.
What kind of Dog Art do you do?
I’m a contemporary portrait painter who works in oil.
How did you get into doing dog-related artwork?
Initially, I did a drawing of a dog when I was very young…I use this drawing in my bio because I think my destiny to become an artist was sealed for me at an early age…several years ago when my dog Dylan passed away, I found myself sitting alone in the studio missing him and so I started to draw then paint his portrait…then I moved on to another dog portrait, then another until I had both a portfolio and the confidence to show the work in public…I started off with a few dogs shows then moved up to the One of a Kind Show before a few American galleries pursued my work to be hung in their space…since then, I have been receiving commissions from clients around the world who have seen my work either online, at a gallery, in a show or on television.