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.
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.
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:
All images from www.deanrussoart.com