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Galligan's Pet Portraits
By Rebecca Brown

Idolizing doesn't even begin to describe the mental state of Los Angeles pet owners. Everywhere you turn there are people toting over-sized Louis Vuitton dog carriers, pooches sporting monogrammed Christian Dior dog collars and parents enrolling their four-legged "children" in private training sessions. It's no wonder that Angelenos are shelling out for renowned artist Chris Galligan to paint portraits of their furry friends.

By using his own mix of whimsical realism, which he has coined "whimism," Galligan has created distinctive pet portraits that are rich in the personality of each creature. Galligan's brightly colored paintings are sure to please any animal enthuiast or excited new pet owner. These self-indulgent portraits are generally of the pet's face and chest but here's the kicker: a portion of every sale is donated toward various non-profit groups. Animal owners can rejoice in the glory of knowing their purchase went to a good cause—plus, it makes a great gift!


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December 2006