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Artist Reimagines Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’ with Adorable Dogs

Starry Night Dogs by Aja Kusick

Corgis
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When we last checked in with artist Aja Trier, she was crafting clever paintings that placed popular icons inside of Van Gogh‘s swirling Starry Night. While Trier still looks to this world-famous work of art for inspiration, she has since switched subjects, turning her attention from pop culture to pups.

In her Starry Night Dogs series, Trier imagines a world in which our four-legged friends sat for Van Gogh. Much like her previous paintings, each portrait features the familiar Starry Night sky rendered in the thick brushstrokes characteristic of Post-Impressionism. While each reinterpretation retains the spiraling clouds and sparkling stars found in the original painting, Trier often experiments with color, making each piece her own.

In addition to general studies of standard dog breeds like Corgis, Chihuahuas, and Shiba Inus, Trier also creates custom pet portraits. To craft each personalized work of art, Trier works from a photograph. This ensures that each painting captures the likeness of your beloved dog (or cat)—but in a luminous new light.

Trier also sells prints of her popular Starry Night Dogs series. You browse through her current collection on Etsy.

In her Starry Night Dogs series, artist Aja Trier places pups inside Van Gogh’s most iconic painting.

Starry Night Dogs by Aja Kusick

Custom portrait of Miss Mickey

Starry Night Dogs by Aja Kusick

Dachshund

Starry Night Dogs by Aja Kusick

Shiba Inu

To make each portrait as unique as possible, she often slightly alters the swirling sky.

Starry Night Dogs

Samoyed

Starry Night Dogs

Husky

Starry Night Dogs

White Poodle

However, her use of thick brushstrokes ensures each painting has the look and feel of a Van Gogh masterpiece.

Starry Night Dogs
Starry Night Dogs

West Highland Terrier

Starry Night Dogs

Black Labrador

Starry Night Pets

Chihuahua

Starry Night Pets

Golden Retriever

Starry Night Pets

Pug

Starry Night Pets

Scotty

Starry Night Pets

German Shepherd

Starry Night Pets

Bassett Hound

Dogs in Starry NIght

Collie

Dogs in Starry NIght

Basenji

She even creates custom pet portraits!

Starry Night Dogs by Aja Trier

Custom portrait of Bullseye

Starry Night Dogs by Aja Trier

Custom portrait of Cali

Dogs in Starry NIght

Custom portrait of River

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