John Weiss captures the individual personality of the dogs he portrays in his paintings

Labrador Puppies  by John Weiss

Lab puppies by John Weiss

These are a few of artist John Weiss’ favorite things . . . Black Labradors, that is. Weiss is one of North America’s most sought-after dog portrait artists because of his ability to capture the personality of both the breed and the exemplar in each dog portrait he creates. His paintings of dogs and of horses have an avid and loyal following. “Word of mouth has resulted in my works being sold all over the world,” he says. “There was even one portrait of a dog that was presented to Queen Elizabeth by Lady Barlow.”

“Expression is very important and unique to each breed and I wanted to represent a range of expressions with this tiny trio,” he says of the siblings in Lab Puppies. “These pups are typically very curious about their surroundings. It’s a big world out there and they’re already sniffing it out.”

Artist John Weiss
Artist John Weiss

John Weiss has painted some of the most important dogs of our time; he has been recipient of numerous awards and accolades, including the Cover of the Year award from the National Dog Writers Association, U.S. Art magazine’s Artist to Watch as well as the top print of the year honors.  more  

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