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
11 x 14"
November 2007
It is not often that I get to meet my subject in person, as
many of my commissions are for folks living across the
country, or at least in another city. But I had the pleasure of
meeting and photographing the delightful and ever-spirited
Sadie, who lives in Coronado with her devoted mom. Over
coffee I got to see the many expressions (and songs!) of
Sadie, and it was difficult to leave such a sweet little sprite. I
am sure it was meeting her in person (or pooch!) that
helped capture her spirit on canvas. And about to move into
a new home, we kept her background neutral with hues to
complement her posh new surrounds!
Oh Marna....You captured her
personality and spirit, not just her
likeness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think your
strength is that you don't just paint
an animal, you capture the spirit of
the animal...Thats why I wanted
people to see Sadie's photo....then her
portrait.   When I point that out to
people, they instantly see it.  
- Lynn, Coronado, CA
Sadie's painting, beautifully custom
framed by
Art & Frames in Coronado!
DoggonitArt and all images copyright 2010 Marna Schindler. All rights for reproduction remain with the artist.
Sadie Girl!
Sadie as a
younger sprite!