Dog and Cat Art by Marna Schindler
With bold strokes of vibrant color,celebrate your special pet in an
impressionistic work of contemporary art, by San Diego artist
Marna Schindler. Order a custom pet portrait today!
After earning a fine arts degree from San Diego State
University, Marna worked as a graphic designer and illustrator
for over 15 years. Now a full-time painter, Marna finds
inspiration daily from her own fabulous feline Hopper, as well
as from her travels across the colorful southwest. Combining
her deep affection for animals and art, Marna “fell into”
painting pet portraits a few years ago, when a painting for a
friend garnered an overwhelming response (“Happy Hank”,
above).  Marna delights in capturing the spirit of her subjects
using vivid color and a unique expressive style.  As of 2008,
Marna is honored to have already painted over 100 four-
legged friends.  A percentage of the proceeds from Marna’s pet
portraits is donated yearly to non-profit organizations and
shelters benefiting animals.  Marna currently lives and paints
out of her studio in downtown San Diego, California.
To inquire about commissioning an original pet portrait by
Marna featuring your own best friend, visit
Baby Dee
20 x 20"
October 2007
Baby Dee
Baby Dee is a happy soul who will live on forever in fond
memories by her adoring mom, Elle. She adopted Baby
Dee 14 years ago when she was discovered living under
an abandoned car in Sierra Leone. As you can see, her
sweet and spunky spirit shines through brightly in her
photographs. I am honored to have been asked to paint
such a well-loved and amazing companion!

DoggonitArt and all images copyright 2007 Marna Schindler. All rights for reproduction remain with the artist.
Baby Dee
I love it!  Yes, thats my Baby Dee! Thank you so much for the beautiful painting of my beloved pup. I hung
the painting right after you left. I love it. She looks so happy. Exactly as she was for all those years.  - Elle