Welcome to my site

I began this venture in 1998, when I was inspired by my Jack Russell terrier, Bobo, to apply my artistic passion and education to pet portraiture. Over the years, I have painted custom portraits for many pet lovers. In addition to original canvases, I also offer posters and prints. The newest evolution of my work brings together my love of animals and the city of New Orleans in bright, vibrant posters. Thank you for visiting.
- Aidi Kansas





About the Artist

Born and raised in the city of New Orleans, Aidi discovered her love of art at an early age. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Houston in 1998, and paired it with a teaching degree, to teach art to children of all ages.

Around this same time, Aidi's husband surprised her with her first pet; a Jack Russell Terrier named Bobo. So moved by her love for Bobo, Aidi decided to paint her portrait and thus discovered her true passion; combining her love of animals with her love of art. At the time, pet portraiture was not always easy to find, and Aidi's work quickly took off.

In 2001, Aidi returned to New Orleans and began showing her works in a prominent Royal Street Gallery. This gallery is credited with saving several paintings from Hurricane Katrina in 2005, when Aidi's personal studio (and the pieces it contained) was lost.

Since rebuilding in early 2006, Aidi's home studio has grown and flourished, as has her family. Now the mother of 2 children and 3 rescued dogs, Aidi has seen an evolution in her work and a higher demand for it. After creating the now locally-famous "Dawgs of N'awlins", Aidi saw a way to incorporate her love of her home into her work as well. As the New Orleans collection grows, fans of her work can expect to see the incorporation of instruments and other symbols of this resilient and inspiring city.

Aidi is artistically inspired by the works of Chuck Close, Agnes Martin, and Jean-Michelle Basquiat.



Louisiana SPCA

Animal welfare is a very important issue to Aidi. She works in conjunction with the LA SPCA as well as other local rescue organizations, donating a portion of her profits to ensure they can continue to do this important work. You will find Aidi's art on the walls at the LA SPCA as well as on their mobile unit. Your purchase helps to positively impact an animalís life.



Aidi's design for the LA SPCA Mobile Center was brought to life by an airbrush artist.


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Shop

Check out the Online Store to see all the artwork currently for sale.


Custom Pet Portraits

Want to see your own pet become a piece of art? Click here to learn about custom portraits!


LA SPCA

Visit the LA SPCA, a long-time partner, here.


MHRR

New partners! Learn more about rabbit rescue here.


Puppy Love Pet Care

Visit Puppy Love for daycare, grooming, and other wonderful pet care services in Metairie.


Canine Connection

Treat your pooch to boarding, daycare, grooming, and more in uptown New Orleans.



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