Dog and Cat Art by Marna Schindler
Springtime Pets
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
You got it!! Looks
just like my Sonney.
I love it to death.
I've been showing
everyone, and they
just love it too.
- Amiee, San Diego,
12 x 12"
May 2008
Fred pet portrait, June 2008
Olivia pet portrait, June 2008
10 x 10"
June 2008
10 x 10"
June 2008
Marna! Thank you so much for Fred & Olivia's paintings!!  I really LOVE how they came out.
I know my kids will adore them as much as I do! -Bettina,Coronado, CA
Thank you so
much for sending
a copy of Kane's
picture--I love it!
You've created a
perfect gift for
my mom.
- Christie, MN
Her Name Was Lola
24 x 24"
March 2008
Kane (in memory of)
18 x 18"
May 2008
The portrait of Myron
made me cry it was so
beautiful. You are very
talented and I really
appreciate how you
captured my precious
pig. - Sue,
San Marcos, CA
12 x 12"
May 2008
DoggonitArt and all images copyright 2010 Marna Schindler. All rights for reproduction remain with the artist.
Ricky and Lucy
16 x 20"
June 2008
We got the painting and it is perfect! We hung it  
up on the wall already! The painting is awesome; we
really love it. – Rita, Bob, Ricky &  Lucy, Placentia, CA