Dog and Cat Art by Marna Schindler
Patch is a charming mix of Newfoundland and Border
Collie and lives happily with his family in Sacramento,
CA. Commissioned as a birthday present for Patch's
mom, Patch's painting is proud to hang in its new
home with Patch & his loving family!
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.
Patch, 12 x 12"
July 2007
Cheryl cried when she saw the portrait. It took her a few minutes to recover. It was very
touching. She really loves the picture. I do too. She says you captured Patch's eyes. Thank you so
much for painting such a wonderful portrait.  - Bill
DoggonitArt and all images copyright 2010 Marna Schindler. All rights for reproduction remain with the artist.
Black and White and Handsome All Over!