Hi, I'm Lindsay. 

Thank you for visiting my site. I started drawing as early as the age of two, and began watching Bob Ross, “The Joy of Painting,” in elementary school. I often refer to him as my first art teacher as he taught me how to paint happy trees and make happy mistakes. Since canvases were too expensive for a girl in grade school, I would paint mountain scenery on rocks that I’d find outside and sell them to family and friends.

I earned my degree in Fashion Design and Art and lived in New York City for several years working as a Designer in the fashion industry. After nearly twenty years in my professional career, I turned to painting as an outlet and stress reliever. Animals became my subjects, and as a life-long animal lover, I found the perfect marriage of my two passions. With one simple experiment of painting the bright spirit of a dog, my colorful watercolor pet portraits were born. Nothing makes me happier than the joy my art brings to pet owners. I put an enormous amount of time and love into each and every portrait because I understand the deep connection we have with our pets.

“Man’s best friend” will be our true and faithful companions through thick and thin, and they instinctively know when we need their support. They are family and we will do anything for them. My two dogs are my ambassadors: Cinna (Boston Terrier mix) and Piper (French Bulldog) make my whole life better by simply existing. What a beautiful world it would be if all humans had the hearts of animals.


“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” – Anatole France

In Loving Memory of Cinna

January 1, 2012 - May 15, 2020

Pet Works-01.png

Wanna Chat?

We get it, it’s a lot. You probably have questions and we’re here for that.

Email Us

Lindsay Kivi is an Animal Artist who's signature style captures the colorful beauty of an animal's spirit, specializing in pet portraits.

© 2021 Lindsay Kivi Fine Art