We’re forsaking a Valentine’s gift guide this year, as there’s already a cute one from yours truly, over on the animal pages of Townandcountry.co.uk, although for a last minute addition head to The Artisan Pet Deli for tasty heart-shaped treats galore.
This post is all about pet art, which is probably one of the most heartfelt gifts you could get a dog lover. While art is very much in the eye of the beholder here’s the list of who has caught ours. Some are ready-to-go of your fave breeds, whereas others are available bespoke to your actual dog. Many of the featured artists also offer greeting cards, bags, wrapping paper and more so be sure to check out their online shops.
WOOF MODELS: pet art that’s cooler than cool, as shown top. Commissions are created to reflect your pup’s personality or your individual style. Bespoke artwork starts at 300$ AUD but ready to go styles are available for much less. SHOP at Woofmodels.com
MARLENE’S GANG: we love Marlene’s cool collective of sugar skull inspired gang members especially Basil’s own print, as shown below. Single dog commissions are £95 but there’s lots of lower priced Marlene swag. SHOP at Marlenesgang.co.uk
FOREVER FOXED: as the name suggests these guys are for Terrier-nuts. Handmade in Brighton, vintage inspired and brilliant value for money at £25 and under – what's not to love? SHOP at Forever Fox on Etsy.
ROS SHIERS: classic, clean and incredibly stylish spring to mind for Ros’ pencil-drawn illustration, available in a wide selection of dog breeds. Basil inspired this one, priced £24 but you can commission your own for £250. SHOP at Ros-shiers.com
STUDIO LEGOHEAD: exceptional details, bright colours, chic accessories ands lots of fun make up the delightful pet art styles from artist Jo Chambers. Prices vary from around £40 to £180. PICK YOUR STYLE at Studio Legohead on Etsy.
FIFI + PASCALE: offers a wide rang of pet-inspired pet art including cheeky slogans, graphic breed prints and ink illustrations. Prices start at around £35. SHOP at Fifiandpascale.com
OLIVIA BROWN: number one for ceramic sculptures of dogs, you can have one made of your pup too. Find them in art galleries around or order a bespoke commission of your pooch – prices range from £190 to £990. DISCOVER MORE at Oliviabrown.co.uk
TABBY RABBIT: a new find on the pet scene, Tabby’s cute custom pet designs are priced from £30 to £100. Pair your art with one of their cute Valentine’s cards such as ‘It was love at first bark’. SHOP at Tabby Rabbit on Etsy
THE ENLIGHTENED HOUND: artist Debbie Kendall depicts a breed’s personality traits, heritage and form within the shape of a dog tag in these stunning hand drawing designs. £40 unframed, £80 framed. SHOP at Theenlightenedhound.com