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

Sunday, July 1, 2007


This is Carly, an adorable Shih Tzu. Carly belongs to a little girl named Olivia and her family. My sister was a nanny for many years and most recently worked for Olivia's family. Nowadays my sister dogsits Carly from time to time. When I first encountered Carly, I had to lie down on the floor and look under the bed, for that's where she would hide when visitors came to the house. By now, she is totally acclimated to my sister's home and she LOVES to play with Georgia. The last time I saw Carly, I didn't have to peek under the bed; she was in my lap! She is so affectionate and cute, I just had to photograph her. Then I liked the photos so much that I had to paint one. (Thank you, Janet, for buying the painting. Enjoy it!)

Isn't this photo great? My sister lives in a beach town and so the occasional turtle will walk through her back yard. On this particular day, both Georgia and Carly were there to witness it. Here they are doing what dogs do. That poor turtle!
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