When I opened this Christmas present from my husband, I said out loud, “Oh, it’s  a  portrait of a bulldog.” And then I took a closer look and said, “It’s a portrait on MY bulldog!” I immediately burst into tears. This exact likeness of my baby girl is I think one of the most thoughtful gifts I have ever received. I will treasure it always.” – M.L. of Virginia

Fanny’s portrait is an original painting commissioned by a client in Virginia who wanted to surprise his wife for Christmas with a portrait of their new French Bulldog. The client shared with me that Fanny is a joy to be around but that she has a “perpetual disgruntled” look on her face!


The blue background was suggested by the client as a good fit with her cream colored coat, and we collaborated on just the right shade. It was such a joy to work on this little girl.

See a couple of behind-the-scenes photos here and here.


His wife was so thrilled! They shared with me that the portrait hangs right next to the front door so they and all their guests can enjoy it.

Fanny’s Portrait is painted on a 11×14 inches gallery wrap canvas that is 1.5 inch deep. All sides are painted with the background color.

View more photos of this painting and other pet portraits in the gallery, and if you’re interested in commissioning your very own pet portrait, please fill out this form to get started.