Dean Russo: Dog Portraits with a twist

February 23, 2012

Artist Dog Portraits

We know that sometimes it’s hard to express how much we love our dog family member(s). Some people do it through hugs and kisses, walks in the park, luxury dog beds or an excess of toys. Others, like Dean Russo, do it through amazing, vivacious pop art (artist dog portraits).

Russo is a Brooklyn-based artist, animal lover and adoption advocate that we stumbled upon recently. He creates stunning, unique portraits of pooches using realistic images embellished with vibrant hues, patterns and shapes. He has a way of re-imagining the traditional pet portrait in a way we’ve not seen before (nyc dog walker).
Russo illustrates lots of breeds including Great Danes, Beagles, Pit Bulls and more and often sends a message with his work. Some pieces include statements like “A dog is the only thing on earth that loves u more than u love yourself” and “A dog wags its tail with its heart.” We agree!
It’s very clear Russo has a sincere appreciation for canines and we absolutely love the way he expresses these sentiments.
Here are some examples of his work:






You can buy his portraits right now on, Fine Art America or on his website,

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