Art of Dogs

I am proud to be the illustrator of the 2016 National Dog Show. While drawing, I ponder that every dog I illustrate is the best kind of friend to someone, attentive and eager to interact. It is an honor to capture canine moments. The National Dog Show is spectacular, the day spent signing posters of my work while sharing stories with fellow dog folk. Previously, I was a three-time official artist of the Westminster Dog Show.

In the abstract, I love the working and sporting breeds, graciously determined in their purposeful roles. However, our little Boston Terrier Lucy (of the non-sporting variety), who lovingly stares at us with her cocked head and serious expression, is ever ready to play games that she seems to devise herself. Lucy is the best pal to see in the early morning with her palatable excitement for the Best Dog Day Ever just ahead.

National Dog Show 2016 Poster by Chris Duke

It was a great joy to paint Charlie with his handler... read more

Operation National Dog Show by Chris Duke

Inspired by my visit to the epic 2014 National Dog Show... read more

National Dog Show 2015 Poster by Chris Duke

I was pleased to do all of the official art for the 2015... read more

Westminster Dog Show 2015 Poster by Chris Duke

In 2014, the Best in Show award at the Westminster Dog... read more

Westminster Dog Show 2014 Poster by Chris Duke

This piece, "Where the Stars Come Out," was chosen as... read more

Inside Westminster by Chris Duke

Using the phenomenal photographs I took at the 2012... read more

English Setter Morey with Sisters by Chris Duke

This large oil painting was a monster to finish. It was... read more

Hickory - 2012 Westminster Poster by Chris Duke

It was a gargantuan job to organize the reference for... read more

The Beautiful Havanese by Chris Duke

The Havanese are breathtakingly beautiful. They run with... read more

Amanda and Odin by Chris Duke

It was a delight to paint Odin, the Bernese Mountain Dog... read more

Sally Mo-Mo by Chris Duke

Sally Mo-Mo’s portrait was painted from a cellphone... read more

Best Friends for 15 Years by Chris Duke

This client sat for me with her dog, now sixteen years... read more

Inga and Lucy by Chris Duke

This is my daughter Inga with Lucy, truly the best dog... read more

Niko by Chris Duke

It was wonderful to meet Niko, a beautiful Lagotto... read more

Nell and True by Chris Duke

Nell and True are spectacular Gordon Setters who live in... read more

Daisy Dew by Chris Duke

Daisy Dew was a great deal of fun to compose, especially... read more

Yoshka You're the Top by Chris Duke

Making a few amendments to Cole Porter’s lyrics, the... read more

Iris the Schnauzer by Chris Duke

I fell in love with the quiet dignity of Iris. I always... read more

Muggles Best Dog by Chris Duke

Muggles, an Australian Shepherd, is beloved by her... read more

Rosie by Chris Duke

While doing research on Rosie's breed, I was delighted... read more

Muggles on Her Rug by Chris Duke

For this piece, I photographed Muggles in winter snow,... read more

Morey by Chris Duke

Morey, a dignified English Setter, was magnificent to... read more

Lucy in Open Fields by Chris Duke

When I think of my dog Lucy, I picture her running in... read more

Winston by Chris Duke

Winston has the most amazing expressions; I loved... read more

Yoshka and Stormy by Chris Duke

I did many sketches to position Yoshka and Stormy with... read more

Yoshka Montage by Chris Duke

Yoshka, Google’s first “Top Dog,” spent many happy years... read more

Alex by Chris Duke

This is a portrait of a dearly beloved Golden Retriever... read more

Hickory - Profile Study by Chris Duke

In preparation for the 2012 Westminster Dog Show poster... read more

Hickory - Two Studies by Chris Duke

Hickory was simply a lot of fun to draw. When I draw... read more

Huggles by Chris Duke

This is a small portrait of Huggles, a Palm Beach dog... read more

Irish Setter Study by Chris Duke

This is a fun study I did in preparation for a larger... read more

Yoshka as a Puppy by Chris Duke

Yoshka was an old soul right from the start. Because... read more

Yoshka the Leonberger by Chris Duke

I did many drawings of Yoshka, and this is a favorite –... read more

Cairn Terrier by Chris Duke

Lovers of The Wizard of Oz's little Toto will always... read more