Recent Articles

March/April 2008

Reflecting the Sea

Three dog portraits by Christopher Galligan are displayed at the oceanfront Malibu cottage of writer and TV personality Sally Horchow and her husband Christopher "Paco" McCauley. Read more


October 2007

Dog's Bedroom

London-born designer Antonia Hutt has an encyclopedic knowledge of the decorative arts, a daredevil attitude toward color and an ingenuous sense of fun. Portraits of Amber Louise and her best friend, Bullitt, were commissioned from Galligan's Pet Portraits. Read more


March 15, 2007
Connecting Through Colors: Art Student, Teacher Reunite After 30 Years
By Christina L. Esparza

It had been more than 30 years since Roz Newson last saw Chris Galligan. He was just a kid learning to paint. She was giving lessons. Then one day when he was all grown up, he looked her up on the Internet and the two started their friendship all over again. Read more

March 2007
Remember Your Pet With a Portrait
By Corey Podell

In 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 furry friends. Read more

December 2006
944's CHOICE

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. Read more

Animals in art
ARTIST CHRIS GALLIGAN Immortalizes Animals in Fun and Colorful Paintings
By Jessica Almon

Animal enthusiast and family man, Chris Galligan is a California-based artist whose work reflects his life loves—animals, painting and his family—in colorful portraits that hum with the personalized traits of your own pet! Read more

Christopher Galligan

Chris Galligan
Purity Plus Water

Although he is constantly experimenting with new ways to express himself artistically, the one constant in Galligan's work is...more



"Galligan has an uncanny ability to extract an animal’s personality and depict it vividly in his priceless images."
Jessica Almon, Animal Fair Magazine


"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."
Rebecca Brown, 944 Magazine


"With artist Chris Galligan’s pet portraits, animal owners can now have beautiful and lasting pieces of art commemorating their furry friends."
Corey Podell,





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