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“Our pets are our family.” ― Ana Monnar, poet

Dog portrait Artist Fiona Purdy

 Meet The artist 

I've never met an animal  that I didn't want to paint.

I'm Fiona Purdy and I have one of the most fun jobs in the world!

I get to spend my days doing something I truly love, creating paintings of beautiful pets & animals for their adoring owners all over the world.

I've been creating custom pet portraits for nearly 30 years, and working full time as a professional pet portrait artist since 2008.

My family moved from the US to New Zealand when I was eight.  It was there that my love for animals and my passion for drawing & painting them took hold.  New Zealand was a fantastic place to grow up, and I started painting other people's pets and horses while living there.

I moved to Scottsdale AZ, USA in the mid 1990's continuing to specialize in custom pet portraiture.

Most days you will find me painting at my easel, with my sweet dog Skye keeping me company. 

I get to meet the most wonderful people and their sweet pets and horses. People that love their animals are the kindest, most caring people and it is so much fun and satisfying to work with them. 

As a pet owner myself, I understand completely the deep bond and love that exists between us and our pets.  I am humbled that something I create will keep our pets close to us and become a beautiful reminder of the pure love we have for each other.

To see the look of pleasure on a pet owner's face when they see the portrait is one of my greatest joys. 

Click here to read about why I so love painting portraits of dogs, cats & horses

Fiona Purdy Custom Pet Portrait Artist
Wirefox Terrier dog pet portrait on canvas
Custom hand painted Wire Fox Terrier painting

Me & my late dog Casey and portraits I've painted of her

Pet portrait artist Fiona Purdy and her Wire Fox Terrier Skye

And Me with Skye, my new Doggo!

My Professional Affiliations

As a professional artist, it is important to me to belong to art leagues and other institutions that nurture and cater to creative people. Here are just a few of the fine institutions I am associated with:


Current - click on the name to go to their websites

Sonoran Art League, Arizona:  Juried Member

Arizona Art Alliance: Juried Member

American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog Artist Registry Listed Artist


Hidden in the Hills Annual Artist Gallery Tour, Carefree, Arizona: Participating Artist for 10 years

Celebration of Fine Art, Scottsdale, ArizonaParticipating Artist for 7 years

Mayo Clinic Center for Humanities in MedicineExhibiting Artist

Beartooth Gallery Fine Art, Red Lodge, MontanaExhibiting Artist

Custom dog portrait artist Fiona Purdy

                       Play Time after a photo shoot!

Fiona Purdy Phoenix Arizona Pet Portrait Artist
Painted pet artist Fiona Purdy
Pet artist Fiona Purdy painting

Having fun painting pet portraits!

Fiona Purdy pet artist with Arabian Horse

Up close and personal at a photo shoot

Pet portrait artist Fiona Purdy and clients

Posing for a photo after a portrait

delivery to happy clients Shari & Jay.

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Member of the American Kennel Club's Museum of the Dog Artist Registry

Please click on the boxes below to learn more about my custom pet portrait paintings

Let me paint a beautiful pet portrait tribute to the

LOVE you have for your precious pet. 

To arrange your FREE portrait consultation  email me 

-  or better yet

call me at 602.770.0529 to schedule! 

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