Deena O’Daniel lives in the beautiful green hill country just outside Austin, Texas. She's always loved dogs and has always been able to draw and paint, so she combined those two loves by offering to paint portraits of your beloved pets. For many years Deena was a breeder-exhibitor of Siberian Huskies, so she knows and understands the special bond we have with our animals, whether they are show dogs or not, purebreds or a beautiful combination of breeds, lovely felines or other furry friends.
Deena snapped a photo of her Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Dakota, looking at her, and thought that would make a good painting. So she started painting, and soon had Dakota’s portrait finished.
She shared it on line with friends, and almost immediately had several commissions to paint their pets - corgis, a corgi-sheltie, a husky, and even an orange tabby cat. The buyers’ responses have been so enthusiastic, and Deena have been delighted to capture their beloved pets on canvas. Several of the animals she painted had passed away, so the portraits were doubly meaningful to their owners.
Deena decided to start this web site so she could share what she does with others. Her biggest thrill is when she get e-mails and phone calls from her clients telling her how delighted they are with the portraits of their pets.