ArtworkLooking for the perfect holiday gift for a dog lover on your list?  Move past tacky dog breed figures and “I Love My ….” bumper stickers.  Instead check out some of the unique canine arts created by these dog loving artists.

Melissa Ferreira makes Paper Pets out and other 3D art out of millions of pieces of tiny torn paper.  Checkout her Gallery of work and her Blog for more canine inspiration.

Nikki Solone paints beautiful portraits, specializing in custom oil portraits of four-legged family members.  Her portraits really capture the personality of the dog to be treasured for years to come.

Sue Cretarolotakes common metal pieces and turns them into a fine metal scultpture.   This artwork entitled “Fetch” is a whimsical look at a dog that has fetched it’s stick.  She uses copper, brass, foil, ribbon, and many found objects to complete the piece.