I create realistic animal portraits, I write about and draw whimsical characters for picture books, and I teach people how to draw those things with my online courses.

You can learn more about me here.

Welcome to my website, I'm glad you're here!


All images and website design Copyright 2001 - 2019 Christine Dion Studio.  All rights reserved.


Current happenings:

August 25, 2019

NOW AVAILABLE: Online art coaching/private drawing lessons and critiques, check it out under the LEARN tab above or click here.  Sign-ups are open until Thursday, August 29 and won't reopen for several weeks.

Have you caught my Facebook Lives at Christine Dion Art Studio?  Every Tuesday at 7PM, come hang out with me for an hour as I work on my latest projects!

I'm currently working on several K9 commissions on a brand new sanded pastel paper and a magazine article with demo photos for how I create my K9 portraits.

Lots of exciting developments happening in the studio!

K9 Autumn is a beautiful dog. Her owner asked me to create a portrait of her so that when the cancer that is slowly stealing her life away, finally succeeds, they will be able to remember her when she was happy and healthy.

"The Lion and the Lamb" is a private commission for Vocation Ministries and will be auctioned off in September to support their ministry.

Check out their website at:


K9 Ike was a gorgeous family dog living in CA. He loved to be outdoors and play with his many tennis balls!