Lisa, Lady and Muffin

Welcome to my world of pet portraits! As a professional pet portrait artist based in Blacksburg, Virginia, I’m passionate about capturing the unique essence of pets through realistic paintings. My goal is to immortalize the special bond between you and your beloved pet, preserving cherished memories.

I’m Lisa, and my love for animals and knack for capturing their expressions through art has been with me since childhood. While the dogs Muffin and Lady in the picture with me have passed, Ellie, our energetic Labradoodle now accompanies me in the studio.

Ellie - oil painting by Lisa Acciai

Ellie’s portrait

Creating art, especially portraits of animals, brings me immense joy. Seeing the delight on my clients’ faces when their pets come to life on canvas is truly rewarding. Melissa, a satisfied client, said, “You captured Rambo’s sweet little expression so perfectly. Simply put – you nailed it.”

Getting your pet’s portrait painted is a simple process. Just provide me with photos via email, and I’ll bring them to life on canvas. For more information on commissioning a portrait, visit my Commission page or email me at [email protected].

Bringing happiness to your life through the art of painting your pet’s portrait is my mission. Thank you for visiting, and I look forward to creating a meaningful piece of art for you and your beloved pet.

Awards & Juried Exhibitions:

2023 1st Place Award: Art at the Market in Downtown Blacksburg

2022 Jane Pollock Mellen Award: Best Animal or Bird in Oil, Pastel, or Watercolor at the Bath County Art Show

2022 3rd place: Art at the Market in Downtown Blacksburg

2019 Juried Exhibition: New River Biennial at Moss Art Center

2018 Best Figure in Oil: Bath County Art Show

2017 Best of Show: Carilion Healing Arts Show

2017 3rd place: NRV Through the Artists Eye exhibit

2016 Juried Exhibition: Radford City Fine Art Show

2015 Juried Exhibition: New River Art 2015 Biennial

2015 Juried Exhibition: Jacksonville Juried Exhibition