Pets, People, etc

Grandmother and Grandchild 

Grandmother and Grandchild 

I was delighted to have many takers when I offered a special on Mother’s Day portraits this year! This image was was a particular favorite of mine… This baby’s rapt expression makes me nostalgic for those locked-in moments with my own little one. My client Kevin commissioned this painting of his girlfriend and her grandchild […]

Pet Portrait: Nola

Pet Portrait: Nola

8″x10″ 2013, acrylic on canvas. Well, that was quite the holiday rush! I think I painted a portrait a day for a solid 4 weeks! I had absolutely no time to make blog posts, so I’ll be playing catch up a bit this week. I thought I’d start by showing you what is probably my […]

Pet Portrait: Kiki

Pet Portrait: Kiki

8″x10″ acrylic, 2013. Fourteen-year-old Kiki, whose real name is Madeline, can almost always be found at the feet of one Shelby’s four children. The family compares her to Nana from the Peter Pan stories, as she has watched over the little ones all their lives. One of the kids’ first word was “Kiki!” Her face […]

Pet Portrait: Jake

Pet Portrait: Jake

8″x10″ acrylic, 2013. It was a pleasure and an honor to paint this memorial for Jake, a beautiful Boykin spaniel. The portrait will be a gift from Joyce to her brother, who’s beloved dog passed unexpectedly a few weeks ago. Jake was trained to hunt and Joyce asked me to be sure to include the […]

Sonja With Tinkertoys

Sonja With Tinkertoys

7″x9″ acrylic on board, 2013. That expression… we call that her “busy face.” Sonja looks this way whenever she is engrossed in an object or activity, and it ranges from mildly pursed and focused to bug-eyed and vibrating. Here’s an extreme example from her babyhood: Needless to say, we have found the Busy Face to […]

Pet Portrait: Toga

Pet Portrait: Toga

8″x10″ acrylic, 2013. I was honored to paint this memorial portrait of Toga, a boxer who belonged to Michael and Stephen from 2007 until his passing this past January. Michael shared this history of their beloved dog: “He was found as a sick and emaciated stray in Philadelphia when he was around 2 years old. […]

Pet Portrait: Sadie in the Garden

Pet Portrait: Sadie in the Garden

8″x10″ acrylic, 2013. The name “Sadie means “mercy” or “princess” if you look it up, but shouldn’t this definition be updated to include “early 21st century adored canine?” I’ve painted many a beautiful dog named Sadie! This pup belongs to Mary’s dear friend, who loves gardening almost as much as she loves her Lhasa Apso. […]

Pet Portrait: Olive Grown Up

Pet Portrait: Olive Grown Up

5″x7″ acrylic, 2013. As an incredibly thoughtful and clever Valentine’s Day gift for his wife, Tim commissioned a pair of portraits of the couple’s beloved boxer Olive. The first painting depicts Olive as a puppy, and this one shows her as she is today, a loveable “smush” usually found sprawled upon the couch.

Pet Portrait: Olive as a Puppy

Pet Portrait: Olive as a Puppy

5″x7″ acrylic, 2013. Tim racked up a gazillion husband points this past Valentine’s Day with this amazing two-part gift to his wife! Their beloved boxer Olive is like a member of their family, and Tim commissioned two little portraits of her: One as a a puppy, and the other as the couch-loving cuddler she is […]

Pet Portrait: Jake and Ben

Pet Portrait: Jake and Ben

9″x12″ acrylic, 2013. These two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels share the same father, an evident bounty of affection for each other, and some self-imposed responsibilities around the house! Ben, the brown pup, is four years old and is known to Heather and her family as the “fireman.” If any sort of smoke is in the […]

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