My name is Peter Potapoff and I’m a professional pet portrait artist living in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I have been painting for over 50 years and have gained national and international recognition for my painted portraits of wild animals, winning numerous competitions.

These days I specialize in commissioned portraits of beloved pets. Whether dogs, cats, horses, birds or even pigs, my technique allows the resulting portrait to go beyond realism and to capture something truly alive.

Selected Awards

  • Ducks Unlimited Canada, Stamp + Print, 2000
  • Ducks Unlimited Canada, Artist of the Year, 1998
  • BC Wildlife Federation, Artist of the Year, 1997