Dog and Cat Art by Marna Schindler
Reilly and Bailey: Dear Friends Forever
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
Reilly and Bailey
20 x 20"
March 2008
Reilly and Bailey
20 x 20"
March 2008
Reilly and Bailey tripping the leaves fantastic
Reilly and Bailey
In Knoxville, TN, Bailey and Reilly
were two inseparable Shelties full
of playfulness and joy. Sadly,
Bailey passed away shortly after
their commission was completed.
Bailey will always be remembered  
for his kind, loyal and loving spirit.
I am honored to have been asked
to paint Bailey & Reilly. Bailey will
be dearly missed, and will be with
his family in spirit forever.
Bailey and Reilly painting at home
Marna, it is gorgeous!  I was thrilled with the
jpg, but a digital copy doesn't even come close
to how stunning the actual painting turned out.  
The colors are incredibly vibrant, and the
texture of the brush strokes adds such vitality to
the image!  You completely captured the
personalities of my Bailey and Reilly, especially
with the eyes and their happy puppy smiles.  
Thank you so very much for this creation.  I'll
treasure it always.   - Nancy, Knoxville, TN
DoggonitArt and all images copyright 2009 Marna Schindler. All rights for reproduction remain with the artist.