WOOF! Thank you for visiting i heart dogs studio, the home of pet portraits lovingly painted by me, Christine Humphries Throckmorton. Since 2007, I have created custom pet portraits, prints, cards, and more, all featuring lovable canines (and the occasional feline). Scroll down, take a look around, click away. You'll see a wide variety of pet portraits, and get to know a bit about the girl behind the canvas.

PLEASE NOTE: Now that I have a toddler, I am no longer accepting commissions. For now, I am shelving the paintbrushes and just enjoying being MOM. I have a variety of original paintings, prints, and cards available in my shop, however, and there is a lot of dog art to peruse in the pages of this here blog. Enjoy.

“I would rather see the portrait of a dog that I know, than all the allegorical paintings
they can show me in the world.” ~ Samuel Johnson

Thursday, May 3, 2007


My friend Sharon has two adorable Chihuahuas, Jake and Elwood (a gold star to anyone who gets the reference to those names). These two paintings are of Elwood. Jake's portraits are coming soon.

Finishing my second portrait of Elwood (green background) proved to be very therapeutic. A week ago I had surgery and I've been recovering (horizontally) ever since. Today I felt up to painting and three hours later I finally feel like me again. Woo hoo! This painting will be displayed at a silent auction, to which I will be donating a custom dog portrait. The event, called In Living Pink, benefits the Young Survival Coalition, an organization dedicated to breast cancer awareness--specifically the occurrence of breast cancer in women under age 40.

(Sharon I hope you like it!!)
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