Ever fancied your own Mutt-isse or Purr-casso?
Now you can turn your pet’s barks and meows into wall art after a Mirfield music technician turned his love of animals into a lucrative business.
Ryan Harrison, 24, stumbled upon the idea for Woof On The Wall at Christmas after using fiancée Zoe’s parents’ pets for a project.
Now the proud Dachshund owner has been bringing his dogs home the bacon by creating digital soundwaves from animals’ noises which are transformed into wall art.
The soundwaves can then be framed as prints or used on canvases, mugs and even cushions.
Ryan, who is currently studying a masters in music technology at Huddersfield University said: “I was doing a sound project and used my in-laws’ dogs to record their barks.
“I realised the soundwaves showed the dogs’ different personalities – every dog’s bark is different – and thought it would make a nice present.”
The successful gift has led Ryan to begin selling the prints online where customers send in a clip of their pet which he then transforms into wall art.
Ryan, who also does freelance TV presenting on science shows, claims that each animal even has its own regional accent after researching their noises.
His sausage dogs Walter and Frankie have been the guinea pigs in expanding his business and have been used for many of his sound projects.
“I love my dogs and I know how much people love their pets”, Ryan added.
“So I thought any way to celebrate their different personalities would go down really well.”
The prints have so far been created from dogs, cats and even a horse, with Ryan hoping to eventually expand into babies, children and wedding vows.
To see more, visit: www.woofonthewall.co.uk .