"Amazing...so talented!" - Katie


About Carrie

I'm an award-winning textile designer, illustrator, and a lifelong artist.  Portraits give me the opportunity to share my love and affinity for animals, and honor their place in our lives.  I currently reside in Los Angeles with a rescue dog, two cats, and two small humans.

My textile and illustration work can be seen here: 



About Kindred Brute

Kindred Brute takes its name from the poem "Epitaph to a Dog," written by Lord Byron for his beloved dog Boatswain.  There is something so simple yet profound about the love we have for the special animals in our life.  With each portrait I hope to convey not just a person or animal's physical presence, but their unique personality as well.