Commission an original painting of your dog or cat that really POPS!
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
DoggonitArt and all images copyright 2005-2014 Marna Schindler. All rights for reproduction remain with the artist.
Doggonit Art: Pet Portraits by San Diego artist Marna Schindler
Dog and Cat Art by Marna Schindler
Honey, 12x12", 2006
Painted in acrylic on contemporary
gallery-profile canvas, your original custom
pet portrait will be delivered to you ready to
hang & enjoy!
Commission a painting of your pet that POPS!
With bold strokes of vibrant color,
Celebrate your fabulous four-legged family
member in pop and style!  Commission an
original painting of your pet, by San Diego
artist Marna Schindler.
(See more of my work at

How it works:

1. Your Custom Painting of Your Pet
Want a whimsical, colorful, and cool work
of art featuring your awesome dog or cat?  
I want to create it for you!
For your one-of-a-kind piece,  I'll  
capture your furry family member with
personality & style.  Painted with
professional-grade acrylics on 1.5"
gallery-depth canvas, your original custom
painting will be created and
delivered to you ready to bring smiles
and to brighten your home.

2. All about YOU (and your PET!)
I welcome your ideas about colors and
background, as well as details about your
dog or cat's personality, so I can create
a painting for you of your pet that is completely
your own.  Take a gander at my pet portrait
gallery to view some of the paintings other
pet-parents have commissioned, to celebrate
their furry loved-ones in a unique & fun way.

3. Get in the VIP Line!
To get your pup or cat in the
"Very Important Pet" line, a 25%
good-faith deposit is requested. You'll
have the freedom to send along your
pet's best pictures later, as well as anything
else you'd like to add. Your deposit will hold
your place of priority on my calendar, and I'll
look forward to creating your special piece.

4. It's a Snap!
To paint your dog or cat's portrait, I study his
or her photographs for reference.  Seeing
several gives me a better idea of his or her
features, personality, and spirit.  You may
email me photos at their original size (the
bigger the better), and close-up photos taken
at eye-level without a flash are best.  I'd like
to see all I can to create a painting to really
show off your pet's uniqueness.  Then, I'll send
along some mockups incorporating a few of
our favorite poses & pictures, along with any
ideas you have for the painting.  The layout &
ideas you decide you like best will be my guide
for creating your special painting.

5. A Fetching Result
Your satisfaction with your pet's custom
portrait is my goal. When your painting is
complete, I'll email you a preview, and you'll be
able to see it before it is shipped to you, and
suggest small changes if necessary.  If all tails
are wagging, your pet portrait will be signed,
sealed and delivered!
Happy Hank
24x24", 2005
(given as a gift to Hank's parents,
Happy Hank was my first pet portrait!)
Elvis (in fond memory)
11x14", 2008
Drying on the easel...
(click to enlarge)
currently not accepting new
commissions, but I thank
you so much for visiting my
site and viewing my work.

Please feel free to drop me a
note using the my contact
page and I will get back to
you at my earliest
convenience.  Thank you!