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Dog Paintings by Kamala Dolphin-Kingsley
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Dog Paintings by Kamala Dolphin-Kingsley

Kamala Dolphin-Kingsley is a Portland, Oregon-based artist whose custom dog portraits are unlike any I’ve seen before. Her paintings have a magical, almost transcendental quality; the worlds and creatures that inhabit them seemingly depicted through a lens of childlike wonder — which makes perfect sense for someone who spent the days of their youth taking goats on walks though giant Redwood forests; creating communal banana slug, newt and centipede farms; and “dressing up pet rats and making them ride the dog”.

Dog Paintings by Kamala Dolphin-Kingsley

Dog Paintings by Kamala Dolphin-Kingsley

Dog Paintings by Kamala Dolphin-Kingsley

Dog Paintings by Kamala Dolphin-Kingsley

Kamala sells reproductions of her original paintings through her Etsy shop. If you’d like to commission an original portrait of your own four-legged friend, you can contact her directly through her website.

Capree has a deep love of Victorian-era “fancy lads”, 19th Century anatomy drawings, and tin robots. She loves big, bold colors and big, bold patterns. Oh, and anything well-designed, especially if it’s something she can sit in.