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

Friday, November 12, 2010


For years I wanted the opportunity to paint a German Shepherd. And I got it twice in 6 months! My first GSD was Esau, and now here is Nala. At 18"x24", this portrait is one of my largest dog paintings to date. I've only done this size once before. Nala's portrait was commissioned by Mike, one of my former students. And by former, I mean he just graduated last June. He ordered the portrait as a birthday gift for his aunt. Thank you, Mike! Although it was a bit strange at first to segue from teacher-student to artist-client, it was a joy to work with you and to paint Nala. I hope your aunt loves it!

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