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Local company produces pop art with pooches


We're all familiar with the multicolor, multisquare Andy Warhol prints of Marilyn Monroe. Yet how many of us have seen this type of portrait of a pooch?

If you've always wanted a Warhol-style depiction of your pup, now you can buy one. DigdogART, a new St. Petersburg portrait company, specializes in crafting unique photo representations of our four-legged friends. They offer Warhol-style prints along with a number of other creative designs.

The business began last April when owner Stacey Donnelly of St. Petersburg began digitally manipulating pictures of dogs she took at Pet Pal Animal Shelter in southern St. Petersburg. "Basically I just started playing around with the pictures on my PC," she explained. "I was able to make some really interesting prints." Donnelly found that her digital software allowed her to make tons of new designs.

DigdogART offers the photo art on wrapped canvas boards in the size of the customer's choosing. "It looks really cool because you're not looking at any frame or staples; the art starts right on the edges of the picture," Donnelly explained.

People can submit their favorite photo of their dog or request a photo shoot from digdogART for a fee. Requests can be made through the contact information on the company's Web site. Samples are also on display at One Lucky Dog Boutique in St. Petersburg and Casa de Isla in North Redington Beach. Requests can be made there as well.

Donnelly said she expected to have a huge influx of holiday requests in the coming months, so she advises holiday shoppers to visit early. The business now offers prints in black and white, colorful modern pop art and in classic oil painting effects. They also allow for custom coloring and sizing.

Local company produces pop art with pooches 09/30/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 2, 2008 10:48am]
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