Pyrography - Wood Burning Art Gallery of Animal Portraits and Wildlife

Animal and Wildlife Pyrography by Nedra Denison

Pyrography seems to be a perfect medium to do animal portraits and wildlife. The rustic, earthy tones blend so nicely and make them come alive.

These wood burning art pieces are a few of the most recent ones I have done of animal portraits and wildlife. Most of my earlier pieces were not captured by a digital camera. The dog portraits shown here were commissions requested by people who supplied me with photos of their pets. The burning done of "El Lobo" was done from a photograph provided by Wolf Haven International where Bart, the subject of my woodburning, resides in Tenino, WA. 

All works shown here were done using reference photos. 

If you would like to purchase one of my original woodburnings or have a pet that you would like immortalized in wood, please contact me

Commissioned animal portraits

Prices start at $200 for a head-and-shoulders pose of a single pet. Multiple pets, full body portraits, or ones with scenic back-grounds cost extra.

A retainer of 50% is required before beginning work on your animal's portrait. You will receive updated photos of the portrait on a private page on our website so you can see the progress. If you are not happy with the results at any point you may cancel your order but retainers are not refundable.

Final payment is due upon completion. After reviewing the final piece on your webpage, final payment must be sent before the portrait is shipped to you. 

Rush orders are accepted with a 50% surcharge for delivery in less than three months.

Orders can be paid by credit card through PayPal or by personal check or money order.

I work from photographs which you provide. It is preferred that you send a high resolution (300 dpi) digital image approximately 8 x 10 emailed or on a CD for Nedra to work from. 


"El Lobo"
12" x 12" Basswood plank with bark

This is a wood burning of "Bart", a resident of Wolf Haven International used with their permission.

The original image of Bart is copyrighted by Wolf Haven International.

Won 1st Place - Miscellaneous Category - Expert Level

2006 - Spokane Woodcarvers Show, Spokane, WA

Won 2nd Place - Pyrography Category - Expert Level

2007 - Kitsap Woodcarvers Show, Bremerton, WA

2006 - Northwest Woodcarvers Show, Puyallup, WA

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this wood burning was donated to Wolf Haven International


El Lobo and original pyrography done of Bart a wolf residing at Wolf Haven.


Bart, a resident of Wolf Haven.

Blaze a commissioned portrait.


This was a commission I received from a client.

It is not for sale.

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"Longing for the Dusty Trail"
11" x 14" Italian poplar

An original design from a photo taken in Colorado near my in-laws home in the northeast corner of Colorado.

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Longing for the Dusty Trail pyrography by Nedra Denison.

A burning of a deer.

10" Basswood Plank

an original design

natural wood burning with no color added



This was a commission I received from a client. It is not for sale.

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"Indi" original pyrography by Nedra Denison.