Artist Sally Vanin

Having many years experience as a commission artist Sally offers a unique pet portraiture service, collaborating her love for animals 

with her passion for art.

Since becoming a Canadian resident in 2010 and moving to BC, Sally set up studio close to downtown Vancouver. There her practice is to bring to life the charming and quirky personalities of pets through her one of a kind drawings and paintings.





I was born in Wakefield, a small city in Yorkshire, England where my artistic interests surfaced in my early years of school.

 It was obvious I was most comfortable expressing myself through creativity so I was encouraged by teachers and spurred on by my proud Grandmother .

 After attending a specialist high school for the arts I went on to study at the Leeds College of Art & Design where artists Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore & Damien Hirst were once students.

Alongside my passion for art I have a keen interest in photography. Many of my drawings and paintings are expressive interpretations taken from my own snaps.

Another passion of mine is the art of painting a very different kind of canvas, the face & body. 

I certified as a make-up artist in 2007 and whilst working in the industry I entered several body painting competitions, including the first ever UK Body Painting Festival where I was awarded the 1st prize for my designs.



Above; Artist Sally Vanin in her W 5th avenue studio, painting "Charlie"

Delivering my personal commission service has been the most rewarding part of being an artist for me.

It is truly a joy and such a satisfaction to see the faces of happy clients who’s loved ones I was able to capture,

 “just right’.

I am truly thankful for the opportunity to evoke pure emotion in people with my art.




 Copyright of all artwork resides with the artist Sally vanin. Artwork must not be reproduced in any form without the artists written consent.

The artist reserves the right to use the images for promotional purposes/ written/ web based or printed. COPYRIGHT 2018 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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