Two Black Dogs Art & Photography

So, I finally decided on a business name and some of you have probably already guess what it is after seeing the title of my blog post. Thank you for all of the feedback I received after my earlier post ‘What’s in a name?’ it helped me develop more concrete thoughts about the next steps to take. The name I settled on is ‘Two Black Dogs Art & Photography’ which seemed logical because it has meaning to me, and it builds on my existing ‘brand’ (if you can call it that). I hope that the words ‘art’ and ‘photography’ provide enough information about me and people will explore my website or contact me through social media to get more detail about me and the type of work I do. For those of you reading this post my business focuses on creating pet portraits using the medium of pastels and/or photography. You may be wondering why the word ‘pet’ doesn’t feature in the business name, it is because I also paint landscapes and wildlife, photograph shelter dogs, and on the odd occasion I photograph people.

My website is currently a portfolio, created using the Adobe Portfolio which is free to Adobe Creative Cloud subscribers. At the moment I have no pricing available and no way of booking online, my work comes through requests via email or direct from friends and family. Whilst I have years of management experience, having my own business is new to me and there is a lot to learn so I am taking things slowly while I find my feet. If you would like to see examples of my work, please take a look at my portfolio: and let me know what you think.

The logo for Two Black Dogs Art and Photography was partly developed by a graphic designer and I then tweaked the typeface and layout a little to suit the various formats. Thankfully the designer is a friend who accepts gift cards as payment and he was happy for me to adapt the logo to suit, providing me with the source files that made it possible.



This is going to be a steep learning curve for me, I will be trying to find more regular work in the interim as art and photography supplies don’t come cheap plus we have a senior dog to support πŸ˜‰ If you want to follow my work you can find me on instagram @twoblackdoggiesartandphoto and I will try to share more on this blog, my posts have been rather infrequent these past 12-18 months. On that note I’d like to thank you allΒ for your patience and your support, this blog has been going for about 8 years and I’ve (virtually) met some wonderful people as a result.




22 thoughts on “Two Black Dogs Art & Photography

  1. Susan Gutterman January 26, 2019 / 2:24 pm

    I love the name and your concept. You might want to look at as a vehicle for selling your art. I recently set up a site there after friends began asking if they could buy my photos.

    • Two Black Dogs January 27, 2019 / 4:27 pm

      Thank you! I have heard of Fine Art America and will check it out, I’ve been getting some of my artwork scanned for my Redbubble site πŸ™‚

  2. Susan Gutterman January 26, 2019 / 2:27 pm

    You might want to look at as a vehicle to sell your art. I recently set up a site there after friends began asking if they could buy my work.

  3. restlessjo January 26, 2019 / 5:49 pm

    It’s a big step, Sam, but it’s one that will make you happy, and definitely something to concentrate your energies. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ I’m not enough of an animal person to buy but your work looks great and I’m sure there’s a market. Good luck!

    • Two Black Dogs January 27, 2019 / 4:11 pm

      Hi Jo and thank you for the support πŸ™‚ It is nice to work on something that gives me joy, lots of competition out there but hopefully I will find my place in the world.

  4. Debra Kolkka January 27, 2019 / 8:15 am

    Good luck on your new venture. I hope it is a fun and lucrative venture.

  5. Emily Ingram January 27, 2019 / 11:30 am

    I like your logo and the business name! I’m going to find your instagram page now.

    • Two Black Dogs January 27, 2019 / 4:16 pm

      Thanks Emily! See you and Dottie on Instagram πŸ™‚

    • Two Black Dogs January 27, 2019 / 4:17 pm

      Thanks! I like the simplicity and happy it worked out well πŸ™‚

  6. daniellemorgan06 March 12, 2019 / 4:19 am

    I love the name so much if yo can or want to could you please follow me it would mean a lot thank you!!!!

    • Two Black Dogs March 12, 2019 / 10:07 am

      Hi Danielle, I don’t spend much time blogging anymore and I don’t read as many blog posts as I used to but I will have a look at your blog. Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to comment.

      • daniellemorgan06 March 12, 2019 / 11:17 pm

        No problem, thank you for following me. I try my best to get people to follow me but sometimes it don’t work so thank you!!

  7. daniellemorgan06 March 12, 2019 / 4:22 am

    by the way I don’t have any social media sorry if I did I would follow you but I don’t thank again!!

  8. Ogee April 15, 2019 / 1:04 pm

    The site looks great! Keep at it. Success doesn’t always go to those who deserve it, but to those who persevere. You truly deserve it…so persevere!!

    • Two Black Dogs April 15, 2019 / 1:27 pm

      Thank you for your kind words 😊 I’m afraid I haven’t done much with it of late, but have been busy photographing shelter animals which has been wonderful.

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