group of paintings

About the Artist Lynn Culp

photo of the artist Lynn Culp

I have raised over 1000 colorful dogs from blank canvases.
The no–maintenance dog that will make you smile.

I received my BFA degree in painting from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in New Jersey, pursuing a career in graphic design. I returned to painting in 1999 as a hobby, restudied the Impressionists, experimented with bright paint colors directly from the tube, using complementary colors and underpainting.

After 7 years of painting landscapes, figures, still life, and animals in oils, I experimented painting dogs in late 2006. I tried acrylics, a difficult medium to master for an oil painter, but the quick drying time allowed me to have a shipable finished painting immediately. I also challenged myself to do a painting a day, enthused by the large variety of dog breeds and colors.

Within a few months I developed a technique using bright colors painted over a red background, composed with a very graphic style and the image wrapping around the sides of a deep canvas. The final product is a dimensional modern painting, ready to hang, that needs no frame and can even stand on a shelf.

I received two awards at the 2009 Art Show at the Dog Show for Best Entry Depicting a Sighthound and Best Entry Depicting a Poodle, and have twice exhibited at the International Exhibition on Animals in Art at Louisiana State University. My dog paintings are purchased worldwide.

Lynn Culp
Denver, Colorado

2008-2012 Shows

Applewood Arts Shows
Highlands Ranch, CO and
Loveland, CO

Boulder County Farmer's Market Fine Art & Craft Fair
Boulder, CO

Botanic Bow Wow
Denver Botanical Gardens

Friends of the Library Annual Craft Fair
Littleton, CO

Buckhorn Valley Kennel Club
The Ranch, Loveland, CO

Smoky Hill High School Craft Fair
Aurora, CO

Downtown Boulder Art Fair
Boulder, CO

Estes Park Art Market
Estes Park, CO

Furry Scurry
Washington Park, Denver, CO

A Taste of Lone Tree
Park Meadows Mall

Winter Park ArtsAffair
Winter Park, CO

Loveland Art in the Park
Loveland, CO

Nederland High Peaks Art Festival
Nederland, CO

Steamboat Springs Art in the Park
Steamboat Springs, CO

Dickens Store
Park Meadows Mall
Lone Tree, CO

AKC Greeley Kennel Club
Greeley, CO

Loveland, CO

Furry Scurry
Washington Park, Denver, CO

Summerset Festival
Fun Day for the Dogs
Clement Park

Juried Art Shows

Rocky Mountain Horse Expo Equine Art In The Park 2012
National Western Complex
Denver, CO

Gone to the Dogs 2011
Liza Knoll Gallery
Denver, CO

Animals in Art 2008, 2010
Louisiana State University

Art Show at the Dog Show 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014
Wichita, KS

Englewood Arts National Juried Art Show 2008
Englewood, CO


basset griffon
Petite Basset Griffon Vendeen
2013 Art Show at the Dog Show 4th Place in Painting Award

2009 Art Show at the Dog Show Awarded Best Entry Depicting a Poodle for Pink Poodle and Best Entry Depicting a Sighthound for Greyhound on Green

Why paint the dog?
I love showing their personalities. Plus they come in all colors and types, it’s never ending.

Taos Cat painting
Taos Cat
2010 LSU Animals in Art entry


Rutgers Magazine Fall 2012
Featured in The Arts section

Nashville Paw Aug 2008 cover
Cover Nashville Paw
Aug/Sept 2008 issue