About the artist

Greetings, fellow pet lovers! My name is Shingo Ono and I come from Japan. I was born in Niigata, but grew up in Chiba, near Tokyo. I now live at the southernmost tip of Kyushu Island in Fukuoka Prefecture.

Since I was a young child, I have always enjoyed drawing and painting. Over the years, I dabbled in art while attending university; and later while pursuing a career in publishing and library science. It wasn’t until a friend’s dog passed away, though, did I realize that I had a talent for creating memorable pet portraits.

In memory of my friend’s pet, I created a portrait as a condolence-gift. My friend was touched and thrilled with it; people who saw it were impressed and asked me to do portraits of their pets. Gradually, I began to get requests for commissioned portraits, so I decided to offer my services to a wider audience via the internet and my website.

As an artist, I strive to not just “draw a picture” of an animal, but to actually capture the essence and personality of the beloved pet the best I can by creating a portrait that is endearing and unforgettable. Some of my clients have commented that the individuality and disposition of their pets shine through in my creations, making them exclusively their own.

If you should decide to allow me to do your pet’s portrait, I will do my best to give you a portrait that you will enjoy and cherish for many years to come.

Best wishes,

Shingo Ono