Welcome to my about me page! I am a professional Pet Portrait Artist and my name is Annie Stander. On this page I’ve put together some photos of me and where I live, so that you can feel like you know me a bit better! Below is a photo of me taken at Siever’s Point in the stunning seaside town Hermanus, where I live. It was a lovely late afternoon and the view was breathtaking.

Hermanus is located in South Africa, right at the very Southern tip of Africa. It’s a popular tourist town and quite bustling in season. The world has become so wonderfully close knit, and I love spending my days communicating with and creating art for clients all over the world. The photo below is of me and Lisa, the sweet Vizsla girl I share my life with, enjoying looking out over the ocean. She accompanies my partner Michiel and me on all our outdoor adventures.


I am proud to be an artist and to be able to use my passion to create artworks for my clients. I feel honored to be trusted by them to portray their pets.

Pet portraits bring together two of the most important things in my life: ​art, and the celebration of those we love. Among those dearest to us are our pets. They touch and change us forever and art is simply one of the tools we have to try to express and display the happiness they bring into our lives. I hear so much positive feedback from my clients and it makes me love what I do even more!

I love doing commissions! The process of commissioning an artwork of a pet is a very special experience, and I love taking care with all the details of the process to show my appreciation to clients. I give my full attention to each client and their commission at a time; the process is a true collaboration and each commission is unique. 


On the photograph I am holding a portrait of a Vizsla named Oscar. I also drew his half-brother Copper for the same client a year before.


Art is and has always been an inseparable part of being and of my way of looking at the world. I value all art forms, especially appreciating classical sculpture, architecture and landscaping. I am fascinated with detail, beauty, balance and the emotional response to art. I am captivated by all the details which make up our pet's unique features and expressions and strive to capture these endearing qualities in my work. 


I hope you feel like you know me a bit better! For more information about commissioning a portrait, please visit the Commissioning Info page. You can view more examples of my work in the Pet Portrait Gallery. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch! I have a Contact page and can also be emailed at: