Welcome to my website ‘Dogs by: Anne Johnson’.
My name is Anne Johnson and I am passionate about painting dogs portraits. I love the challenge of capturing the essence of a dog in the portraits, as much their likeness. I believe that by having a painted portrait of your dog, you are paying tribute to a true friend who shows unconditional love and holds a special place in your heart. A painted dog portrait is special.
I am a devoted dog lover and draw inspiration from each individual dog’s personality, size and shape, coat colour and texture and expression. My Airedale, Ruffy, is always close by watching me paint.
I paint from quality photographs. In addition I speak with owners to get a feel for the dog’s personality and key characteristics.
My usual style of painting dog portraits is block colour portraits. As you will see in the gallery, this means I paint the background a solid colour with a focus on the dog’s features. I use oil paints and usually paint on canvas.
I accept commissions. If you are interested in contacting me about painting your dog’s portrait, please feel free to contact me via email or phone to discuss options. I also provide gift vouchers if you would like to give a gift voucher for a commissioned dog portrait to someone special. In the meantime enjoy looking at a selection of my recent dog portraits in the Gallery and the other pages of my website.
In Feburary 2017 I was appointed the official artist for the Australian Defence Force Trackers and War Dogs Association. This is in recognition of my support and promotion of Military Working Dogs through my art.