laughing dog art studio

Engaging a collage of stories, memories, and photos to create portraits of the bond between people and their pets.

"I've had many pet portraits over the years. Horses, dogs, and cats. It always means so much when an artist captures your exact creature. And yet, over time there is something frozen and precious about straight animal portraiture. Something lost in even the most literal translation. Cindy Short's piece “lives” with us. It seems to capture the air around the moment."

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​ ​​​​​​​​​​​​"Our pets teach us how to love with more honesty. Through their creatureness, we become more exquisitely human."



You can send images of your pet to Laughing Dog via email or post office (hard copy images sent will be returned with portrait), and send commission form and deposit to P.O. Box 2423, Malibu, Ca 90265.
* I can arrange a time to meet in person/fur (or feathers or scales) to take photos, if timeline and/or location permit


After I've received your images (and if we haven’t met in person), we can speak over phone or email to gather any stories or memories, if you choose to do so., or 310.869.9044
After the portrait is finished, I make arrangements to drop off or ship* to you.
*Shipping charges will be estimated based on size and distance shipped.