a city like Los Angeles, why stop at spoiling
your pets with clothes, therapy, spa treatments
and vacations? With artist Chris Galligan’s
pet portraits, animal owners can now have beautiful
and lasting pieces of art commemorating their
Galligan, a Los Angeles native, began creating his whimsical pet portraits eight
years ago by donating pieces of art to California zoos. After his mother’s
friend commissioned him to paint her cats, word spread, and now almost a decade
later, he is fielding requests from all over the country.
Recently, Galligan opened his online gallery at www.galligangallery.com where
folks can commission him for personalized portraits, which constitute seventy-five
percent of his business, or they can simply purchase prints from his various
lines of animal portraits. He certainly hasn’t limited himself to cats
and dogs however—Galligan has painted cows, rabbits, lizards, birds and
even pot-bellied pigs to satisfy his animal loving clientele. He says the most
popular orders are for wouldn’t you know, small dog paintings—Pugs,
Chihuahuas, Pomeranians, and small Terriers.
After receiving a request for a commission, Galligan works off an owner provided
picture and conducts a discussion as to the pet’s personality. The process
from Galligan receiving a picture to the customer receiving the finished canvas
takes about six weeks when it isn’t holiday season. Each creature has its
own temperament, which Galligan infuses in every piece by combining his own interpretation
of the animal with the background that the owner gives him. What the customer
takes away at the end of the process is a painting of his beloved pet with the
pet’s personality quirks shining through the canvas. Galligan offers portraits
ranging from extra large (30x 30) to small (15x15), and with price points that
cater to all kinds of customers, anyone can enjoy these youthful inspired tongue
in cheek pieces.
You can contact Chris Galligan at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (310) 838-7738.