A Little Bit About Me

My name is Seleena and I am a pet portrait artist living in Squamish, British Columbia. Before I ever picked up a pencil, I used my eyes to draw the world around me. I would observe the details in everything and with my eyes trace every line, curve or edge that shaped my reality as though I was drawing them with a pencil. It’s a habit I’ve never been able to break and is one of the reasons why I love drawing portraits. 

My dad always said that a good drawing doesn’t just make you see but makes you feel something. I love to draw animals for this reason. Beyond their aesthetic beauty, wrapped in layers of colour and texture, is an honesty in their expression and an intensity in their eyes that makes them so unique. This is what I aim to capture in every portrait I draw.

I create personalized, hand drawn portraits in coloured pencil of your beloved pets based on photographs provided by you. By referencing one or several of your favourite photographs, I hope to bring out the unique personality and character of your pet in a realistic style.

All of my portraits are hand drawn using the finest quality artist materials. I am always honoured to be trusted with capturing an important memory and will work meticulously to create a keepsake that you can treasure for years to come.

If you would like to commission a portrait to celebrate your furry loved one or thoughtfully gift one to friends or family, then please browse through my gallery of work and contact me so we can chat about creating something special for you.  

Seleena Shourie Pet & Wildlife Artist in Squamish, BC.

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