Animal paintings for sale

6,108 Original Paintings For Sale: Buying artworks on the theme[...]

6,108 Original Paintings For Sale:

Buying artworks on the theme of "Animal"

Did you know that? Zoologists estimate that there are 7.77 million animal species on Earth. Artists looking for inspiration for their paintings are definetely delighted! Domestic animals, farm animals, wild animals, or exotic animals, all animals have unique physical characteristics that make them fascinating subjects to depict by artists in their paintings! Cats, dogs, horses, fish, birds ... Drawing the coat, sketching the fur, giving life to the feathers, making the scales shine ... This is an exercise that requires both technique and sensitivity in order to pay tribute to it. is due to our 4-legged friends! "From the bulls of the Lascaux Cave", to the tiger by Delacroix or the Hare by Albrecht Dürer, animal paintings have not finished dazzling us with their beauty!

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Explore all styles and all painting techniques: contemporary paintings, street art, abstract art, figurative art, landscapes, portraits, still lifes, nudes, watercolor, oil painting, acrylic painting… Artmajeur is for everyone artistic sensibilities and celebrates beauty by your side for 20 years with more than 2 million contemporary works of art to discover ... or acquire! The world benchmark for contemporary paintings. Discover works by contemporary artists from around the world to decorate your interior with class! Simple art lover or confirmed collector? Find the favorite canvas or painting that will truly enhance your decoration. Artmajeur offers you original works, limited editions and art prints by the best contemporary artists in the world. On Artmajeur, the paintings are selected by enthusiasts and experts in the art market. We select for you the original works of trendy, award-winning and recognized painters as well as new rising values in the field of contemporary art to guide you and help you in your process of buying paintings online.

How do I buy an animal painting online?


What could be more impressive than an acrylic animal portrait painting on a wall?

Imagine your living room wall decorated  with an oversized contemporary animal painting, framed and hand signed by a modern artist inspired by figurative, abstract, pop art style...You can also buy a digital photo or digital license from an original artwork to make a personalized print.  

In addition to that, a vintage painting of any pet, cat, dog, horse and even an elephant or a tiger lying on stone  or hiding behind the wood could also match your office room... By depicting wildlife scenes with enigmatic subjects, artists have represented animals as stars. Fantastic creatures and wild beasts have marked the animal painting especially in surrealism style and are interesting to collect.

If you need some inspiration, you can type in google "sold animal paintings". You will view the online trends sold by artists around the world.

Animal has a wide meaning, you can narrow your search by adding more words to "buy animal painting online" with 

  •  domestic pet or wild animal
  •  wildlife, zoo, jungle, wood, forest, savannah
  •  cat, dog or pet lovers...

Contemporary animals paintings can be of any style.

One of the easiest ways to buy a beautiful painting is to buy an animal painting online by checking different websites. Buying a painting online has many advantages, including the fact that you do not have to go looking for the painting at a gallery or studio. You can buy artworks from an art site online and have the painting delivered directly to your house ready to hang on your wall. This is a great way to buy a painting that will have a lasting impact on your home decor, and you can enjoy the benefits of owning a modern abstract animal painting for example for years to come.

 Many people enjoy buying a wildlife painting online as they are free to have so many choices. Indeed, you can buy fine art animal paintings online from reputable galleries of artists. Among them,  Artmajeur enables any artist to finalize an online sale against the lowest art commission on the internet. There are thousands of animal paintings on Artmajeur, you will definitely find the best choice on our website.

One reason to buy an animal painting online is that you will find that there are many websites that sell original paintings. These websites usually have photos or videos that show you what the painting looks like in details. If you buy a painting online from a gallery, you will also be able to take advantage of any discounts or promotions the gallery may be having. If your budget is too tight, you can make price offers to the artist or order affordable fine art prints on paper or canvas of the original artwork. These options are offered by Artmajeur.

Then you have a large offer that can match your wall decor in your room but you need to check the inch dimensions for example. 

You will view a selection of artworks for example in black and white or any color of background. You can add and filter more colors in the online art galleries or just stick to a particular color.

Then you need to request the paintings of the size you want, small, medium or large. Some websites allow you to enter the dimensions in inches, for example.

Make sure you know what you want, an animal painting on canvas with acrylic, oil or watercolor paint... How will the painting be shipped stretched on canvas, already framed? You can also buy a custom artwork inspired by masterpieces or a personalized portrait of any animal, for example.

You need to search for the most accurate information about the artwork. If it is an original art piece, it is signed or is it a signed print or just a fine art print on a high quality paper?

Another factor you might consider when buying paintings is the type of paper or canvas that the artist used. Artists who create oil paintings and other types of artwork will be able to tell you the type of canvas they used. There are canvas types that are better for different types of artwork. For example, a canvas that is made for hanging outdoors is going to be a bit thicker than a canvas that is better for indoor decoration.

Animals are definitely a great source of inspiration for artists, mostly influenced by impressionism. Artists love to reproduce subjects and objects on the wildlife.  They usually hand paint these elements on canvas with oil, acrylic or watercolor in the wildlife theme. You can also add into your cart a animal drawing that reminds you of a photo you liked. Buying a painting online is a piece of cake if you consider the price and shipping fees comparison that is available on the internet. Online, art lovers can access the largest source of information concerning artworks. You can type the title of the artwork and artist name you like, then instantly you will find the best choice. In general, public prices are displayed with shipping fees included. You need to check the way of shipping, stretched and framed or rolled in a tube. This is also Artmajeur sales and terms of sold artworks. You have no surprise at all, and you can return the original painting if you change your mind for any reason.

You should consider different paintings and  sizes before you put any artwork into your cart. This is especially important if you buy art online because you do not want to get a canvas with the wrong dimensions. There is nothing worse than getting artwork for your home and then finding out that it does not fit your space or does not match your interior colors. 

On top of getting the right size canvas for the painting, you should think about how you plan to hang your animal painting once you buy it. The hanging instructions come with the painting, and this can help you buy art online and make sure you have it hung properly  to personalize your wall. A painting that does not hang properly will not look right in your home decor, and this is important to consider this factor if you want to buy an animal painting online that you really fancy.

Discover contemporary Animal Paintings on Artmajeur

Contemporary animal paintings are a form of original artwork that depict animals in a modern and often abstract way. These paintings can be created on a variety of supports, such as canvas, paper, or wood. The materials used to create these paintings can also vary, with some artists using traditional paints and others opting for more unconventional materials like spray paint or found objects. What makes contemporary animal paintings unique is the way they capture the essence of the animal while also incorporating the artist’s own style and interpretation. These paintings can range from realistic depictions to more abstract interpretations, and often evoke a sense of emotion and connection to the animal subject. As such, contemporary animal paintings have become a popular form of art for both animal lovers and art enthusiasts alike.

Painting,  95x65 cm
"White horse" Painting, 95x65 cm
©2017 Vasyl Luchkiv

Origins and History

Contemporary Animal Paintings have their roots in prehistoric cave paintings, where early humans depicted animals in their surroundings. The tradition of animal painting continued throughout the centuries, with notable examples in medieval art, such as the Unicorn Tapestries. However, it wasn’t until the 19th century that animal painting became a distinct genre in its own right.

Painting,  140x140 cm
SilverKong Pinky Painting, 140x140 cm
©2024 Xaro

Evolutions of theses works in the contemporary art market

Contemporary animal paintings have undergone an evolution in recent years, reflecting the changing attitudes towards animal rights and the environment. Artists are exploring new techniques and mediums to create realistic and abstract depictions of animals in their natural habitat.

Painting,  120x80 cm
Quai des bruines II Painting, 120x80 cm
©2023 Valérie Jayat

Related Famous Artists

Contemporary Artists who specialize in animal paintings include Pollyanna Pickering, Robert Bateman, and David Shepherd.

Pollyanna Pickering is famous for her realistic depictions of animals in their natural habitats, often using watercolors to create a sense of movement and depth. Her work is inspired by her travels around the world, where she observes and sketches animals in their natural environments.

Robert Bateman is known for his detailed and lifelike paintings of animals, which often feature larger-than-life animals in their natural habitats. His work explores the relationship between humans and the natural world, and he is an advocate for wildlife conservation.

David Shepherd is renowned for his striking and emotive depictions of endangered species, particularly elephants and rhinoceroses. He uses bold colors and strong brushstrokes to convey the majesty and power of these animals, and is a vocal supporter of conservation efforts.

These artists have contributed significantly to the field of contemporary animal paintings, using their skills and passion to create beautiful and thought-provoking works of art. Their work celebrates the beauty and diversity of the natural world, while also highlighting the importance of conservation and environmental awareness.

Painting,  150x120 cm
Lionhearted Rhapsody Painting, 150x120 cm
©2023 Marta Zawadzka

Notable contemporary Animal Paintings

Contemporary animal paintings have captivated art enthusiasts with their beauty and emotional depth. Here are some well-known examples:

  1. "Tiger in a Tropical Storm" by Henri Rousseau (1891) - This painting depicts a majestic tiger amidst a stormy jungle. The use of bright colors and bold brushstrokes creates a sense of wildness and danger.

  2. "Three Studies of Lucian Freud" by Francis Bacon (1969) - This famous triptych features distorted portraits of Bacon’s friend and fellow artist, Lucian Freud. The animalistic quality of the figures is enhanced by their twisted limbs and snarling expressions.

  3. "Leopard Attacking a Deer" by Robert Bateman (1974) - This striking wildlife painting shows a leopard pouncing on its prey with fierce determination. The level of detail in the fur and the intensity of the scene make it feel almost like a photograph.

  4. "Elephant Family" by David Shepherd (1977) - This touching painting portrays a mother elephant and her calf in the savannah, surrounded by other members of their herd. The softness of the colors and the affectionate poses of the animals convey a sense of warmth and tenderness.

  5. "The Weeping Elephant" by Zhao Kailin (2016) - This powerful artwork captures the pain and suffering of elephants in captivity. The image of a lone elephant with tears streaming down its face is both heartbreaking and thought-provoking.

Each of these contemporary animal paintings offers a unique perspective on the beauty, power, and vulnerability of the animal kingdom. Through their art, these artists invite us to see animals not just as creatures to be observed, but as beings with their own emotions and inner lives.

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Painting titled ""White horse"" by Vasyl Luchkiv, Original Artwork, Acrylic
"White horse" - Painting, 95x65 cm ©2017 by Vasyl Luchkiv - Hyperrealism, hyperrealism-612, Horse, oil, painting, canvas, horse, white

Vasyl Luchkiv

""White horse""

Acrylic on Canvas | 95x65 cm

Painting titled "Lionhearted Rhapsody" by Marta Zawadzka, Original Artwork, Acrylic Mounted on Wood Stretcher frame
Lionhearted Rhapsody - Painting, 150x120 cm ©2023 by Marta Zawadzka - Street Art, street-art-624, Animal, lion, portrait, big cat, love, wildlife

Marta Zawadzka

"Lionhearted Rhapsody"

Acrylic on Canvas | 150x120 cm

Painting titled "1 fresh sramp." by Igor Shulman, Original Artwork, Oil Mounted on Wood Stretcher frame
1 fresh sramp. - Painting, 100x100 cm ©2023 by Igor Shulman - Pop Art, pop-art-615, Animal, igor shulman, oil painting, figurative, still life, shrimp, big size, harmony

Igor Shulman

"1 fresh sramp."

Oil on Canvas | 100x100 cm

Prints available
Painting titled "L'étal de poissons 2" by Jean-Pierre Borderie, Original Artwork, Acrylic Mounted on Wood Stretcher frame
L'étal de poissons 2 - Painting, 73x60 cm ©2013 by Jean-Pierre Borderie - Figurative, figurative-594, Fish, poissons, daurades, coquillessaintjacques, galeriedart, rouge, rouget

Jean-Pierre Borderie

"L'étal de poissons 2"

Acrylic on Linen Canvas | 73x60 cm

Prints available
Painting titled "Mosquito" by The God Of Love (Seksikoza), Original Artwork, Oil
Mosquito - Painting, 100x100 cm ©2020 by The God Of Love (Seksikoza) - Abstract, abstract-570, Bird, mosquito, abstract

The God Of Love (Seksikoza)


Oil on Linen Canvas | 100x100 cm

Painting titled "''Lifted Up''" by Ingaside, Original Artwork, Watercolor
''Lifted Up'' - Painting, 50x40 cm ©2023 by Ingaside - Surrealism, surrealism-627, Animal, elephant painting, melancholy painting, watercolor elephant


"''Lifted Up''"

Watercolor on Paper | 50x40 cm

Painting titled "Apprivoiser le mond…" by Linda Clerget, Original Artwork, Acrylic Mounted on Wood Stretcher frame
Apprivoiser le monde de l'eau - Painting, 60x80 cm ©2023 by Linda Clerget - Impressionism, impressionism-603, Fish, poisson, japon, carpes, eau, abstraction, impressionism, animaux, repos, zen, beige, marron, terre

Linda Clerget

"Apprivoiser le monde de l'eau"

Acrylic on Canvas | 60x80 cm

Painting titled "Allegory of Power II" by Carlo Bzdok, Original Artwork, Acrylic Mounted on Wood Stretcher frame
Allegory of Power II - Painting, 120x80 cm ©2023 by Carlo Bzdok - Figurative, figurative-594, Animal, Tiger, Leopard, Schlange, Afrika, Power, Animal, Zebra, Macht, Gesellschaft

Carlo Bzdok

"Allegory of Power II"

Acrylic on Canvas | 120x80 cm

Painting titled "WeiRd PeAcOcK" by Christina Bilbili, Original Artwork, Acrylic
WeiRd PeAcOcK - Painting, 100x70 cm ©2023 by Christina Bilbili - Surrealism, surrealism-627, Animal, artcollector, artforsale, artcollection, interiors, giftidea, artwall, artforhome, homedecor

Christina Bilbili

"WeiRd PeAcOcK"

Acrylic on Canvas | 100x70 cm

Painting titled "SET DE FOTOGRAFIA,O…" by Alain Donate Hernandez, Original Artwork, Oil

Alain Donate Hernandez


Oil on Canvas | 58.4x48.3 cm

Prints available
Painting titled "Ловец птиц." by Chuzhik, Original Artwork, Oil
Ловец птиц. - Painting, 61x61 cm ©2023 by Chuzhik - Figurative, figurative-594, Bird, bird, bird catcher


"Ловец птиц."

Oil on MDF Board | 61x61 cm

Painting titled "A breath of freedom" by Monika Mrowiec, Original Artwork, Acrylic
A breath of freedom - Painting, 140x80 cm ©2020 by Monika Mrowiec - Figurative, figurative-594, Animal, giraffe, wild, animals, natural, beauty, pattern, boho, monstera, leaves, leaf, blue, red, brown, calm, meditation

Monika Mrowiec

"A breath of freedom"

Acrylic on Canvas | 140x80 cm

Painting titled "SilverKong Pinky" by Xaro, Original Artwork, 2D Digital Work Mounted on Aluminium
SilverKong Pinky - Painting, 140x140 cm ©2024 by Xaro - Pop Art, pop-art-615, Animal, kong, gorille, street art, pop art, rose, pink, noir, animal, singe, monkey, design


"SilverKong Pinky"

2D Digital Work on Aluminium | 140x140 cm

Painting titled "Winners" by Elena Done, Original Artwork, Oil
Winners - Painting, 116x89 cm ©2023 by Elena Done - Figurative, figurative-594, Horse, horses, beach, sea, pride, dignity, summertime, spirit

Elena Done


Oil on Canvas | 116x89 cm

Prints available
Painting titled "Dumbo and Jumbo" by Ta Byrne, Original Artwork, Oil
Dumbo and Jumbo - Painting, 100x120 cm ©2023 by Ta Byrne - Surrealism, surrealism-627, Animal, abstract, elephants, jumbo, dumbo, wilelife, surrealism, bright

Ta Byrne

"Dumbo and Jumbo"

Oil on Canvas | 100x120 cm

Prints available
Painting titled "Si tu m'apprivoise.…" by Geneviève Girod, Original Artwork, Acrylic Mounted on Wood Stretcher frame
Si tu m'apprivoise... - Painting, 120x120 cm ©2023 by Geneviève Girod - Abstract, abstract-570, Animal, le petit prince, mouton, abstraction ludique, nature

Geneviève Girod

"Si tu m'apprivoise..."

Acrylic on Linen Canvas | 120x120 cm

Prints available
Painting titled "L'ourse" by Arnaud Feuga, Original Artwork, Oil Mounted on Wood Stretcher frame
L'ourse - Painting, 33x46 cm ©2023 by Arnaud Feuga - Figurative, figurative-594, Animal, ours, bear, polaire, polar, banquise, cubs, ourson

Arnaud Feuga


Oil on Linen Canvas | 33x46 cm

Painting titled "L'elegante" by Laura Fiume, Original Artwork, Oil Mounted on Wood Panel
L'elegante - Painting, 50x70 cm ©2023 by Laura Fiume - Figurative, figurative-594, Cat, gatto, design, tessuto, casa

Laura Fiume


Oil on Fabric | 50x70 cm

Painting titled "Napoleon Bonaparte" by Caspa, Original Artwork, Acrylic
Napoleon Bonaparte - Painting, 77x70 cm ©2023 by Caspa - Street Art, street-art-624, Horse, Napoleon, horse, pferd, caspa, pop, street, urban, collage, green, purple


"Napoleon Bonaparte"

Acrylic on Canvas | 77x70 cm

Painting titled "Chaton Maine Coon" by Abdolreza Sarrafi, Original Artwork, Oil
Chaton Maine Coon - Painting, 33x22 cm ©2023 by Abdolreza Sarrafi - Hyperrealism, hyperrealism-612, Cat

Abdolreza Sarrafi

"Chaton Maine Coon"

Oil on Wood | 33x22 cm

Prints available
Painting titled ""Shepherds and Shee…" by Yaroslav Kurbanov, Original Artwork, Watercolor Mounted on Other rigid panel
"Shepherds and Sheep " Serial Connections - Painting, 30x30 cm ©2015 by Yaroslav Kurbanov - Figurative, figurative-594, Animal, sheep, shepherd, watercolor, ties, fur, blue, white, wise, master

Yaroslav Kurbanov

""Shepherds and Sheep " Serial Connections"

Watercolor on Paper | 30x30 cm

Prints available
Painting titled "ANIMAL PODCAST" by Gevorg Sinanyan, Original Artwork, Oil
ANIMAL PODCAST - Painting, 114x133 cm ©2023 by Gevorg Sinanyan - Surrealism, surrealism-627, Animal, surreal animal, animal painting, sheep painting, surreal sheep, philosophy painting, sheep portrait

Gevorg Sinanyan


Oil on Canvas | 114x133 cm

Painting titled "Jeu sauvage" by Emilie Mota-Maldonado, Original Artwork, Acrylic Mounted on Wood Stretcher frame
Jeu sauvage - Painting, 100x100 cm ©2023 by Emilie Mota-Maldonado - Figurative, figurative-594, Animal, tigre, lutte, combat, nature, animal, animalité

Emilie Mota-Maldonado

"Jeu sauvage"

Acrylic on Canvas | 100x100 cm

Painting titled "Pielgrzymi, Feniks…" by Aleksandra Adamczak, Original Artwork, Acrylic
Pielgrzymi, Feniks i Smok - Painting, 120x120 cm ©2023 by Aleksandra Adamczak - Symbolism, symbolism-1020, Horse

Aleksandra Adamczak

"Pielgrzymi, Feniks i Smok"

Acrylic on Canvas | 120x120 cm

Painting titled "Quai des bruines II" by Valérie Jayat, Original Artwork, Oil Mounted on Wood Stretcher frame
Quai des bruines II - Painting, 120x80 cm ©2023 by Valérie Jayat - Figurative, figurative-594, Bird, oiseau, personnages, oeufs, fillette, mer, bruine

Valérie Jayat

"Quai des bruines II"

Oil on Linen Canvas | 120x80 cm

Prints available
Painting titled "Adam 04 bulldog" by Thekairos, Original Artwork, Oil
Adam 04 bulldog - Painting, 72.7x90.9 cm ©2023 by Thekairos - Figurative, figurative-594, Animal


"Adam 04 bulldog"

Oil on Canvas | 72.7x90.9 cm

Painting titled "Процветающий" by Ekaterina Bespolova, Original Artwork, Acrylic Mounted on Wood Stretcher frame
Процветающий - Painting, 100x100 cm ©2023 by Ekaterina Bespolova - Conceptual Art, conceptual-art-579, Horse, картина со смыслом, картина о процветании, картина о духовности, белый конь, мотивирующая картина

Ekaterina Bespolova


Acrylic on Canvas | 100x100 cm

Painting titled "Cuie lichide" by Gabriela Meyermann, Original Artwork, Acrylic
Cuie lichide - Painting, 80x80 cm ©2023 by Gabriela Meyermann - Expressionism, expressionism-591, Animal, animal, love, care, wilde, emancipated, educated, empty, psichology, soul

Gabriela Meyermann

"Cuie lichide"

Acrylic on Canvas | 80x80 cm

Painting titled "She Dreams - abstra…" by Gill Bustamante, Original Artwork, Oil Mounted on Wood Stretcher frame
She Dreams - abstract lake and trees with deer - Painting, 76.2x91.4 cm ©2023 by Gill Bustamante - Abstract, abstract-570, Animal, deer, deer art, deer painting, colourful deer, British deer, fallow deer, lake, trees

Gill Bustamante

"She Dreams - abstract lake and trees with deer"

Oil on Canvas | 76.2x91.4 cm

Painting titled "Color’s iguana" by Eric Leroy (Rico), Original Artwork, Acrylic Mounted on Wood Stretcher frame
Color’s iguana - Painting, 80x80 cm ©2024 by Eric Leroy (Rico) - Pop Art, pop-art-615, Animal, #rico_leroy44, #art, #animalart, #portrait, #artmoderne, contemporaryart, #modernart, #decoration, #paintingart, #artwork, #iguana, #popart, #streetart, #artist, #animal, #madeinfrance

Eric Leroy (Rico)

"Color’s iguana"

Acrylic on Canvas | 80x80 cm

Prints available
Painting titled "energie" by Ivo Walschot, Original Artwork, Acrylic
energie - Painting, 120x100 cm ©2023 by Ivo Walschot - Expressionism, expressionism-591, Horse

Ivo Walschot


Acrylic on Canvas | 120x100 cm