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Allison’s Lego Family Portrait

Allison’s Lego Family Portrait

9″x12″ acrylic on canvas, 2014. Allison’s father liked the Fisher-Price Little People family portrait so much that she commissioned this epic, multi-generational Lego portrait as a gift for her parents! This was the first Lego family I’ve painted and I hope to do more… the ocean of minifigures in our basement gives me plenty of […]

Vivi’s Bunny

Vivi’s Bunny

8″x10″ acrylic on canvas, 2013. The devotion inspired by Jellycat bunnies is quite something! Children absolutely adore them. I’ve painted many a beloved Jellycat, and where there is one, there are often several. Kids wear them right out, so extras for rotation and replacement are essential! This particular bunny (and it’s three back-ups) is a […]

Silas’ Bear

Silas’ Bear

5″x6″ acrylic on cardboard, 2013. This is a disproportionately tiny portrait of a stuffed bear that is quite large in size and in gravitas. He has never had a specific name, but he’s been the favorite companion of thirteen-year-old Silas all her life. Silas is the beautiful, statuesque daughter of my dear friend Jennifer, who […]

Little Lamb

Little Lamb

This little stuffed lamb is mostly called “Doggy” by six-year-old Hero, who pulls it around the house on a pink leash. Hero’s mother Erynn has learned that, as a result, Doggy’s white wool can be used to gauge of the cleanliness of the floors… who knew there was so much dirt on those tiles? This […]

Dolly and Bear

Dolly and Bear

8″x10″ acrylic, 2011. One of my very favorite toy stories is the one where the parent falls in love with a toy and is subsequently victorious in convincing her child to love it too! The bear in this portrait was purchased by Jennifer when she first became pregnant with her twin daughters Zora and Jane. […]

Prints!

Prints!

All of the paintings archived on this website are available as beautifully reproduced, affordable prints! I work with a wonderful printer whose very careful and artistic eye can be trusted to make an incredibly true reproduction of the original portrait. The images are professionally printed on either photo-quality matte presentation paper, which utilizes archival pigmented […]

Pound Puppy 2.0

Pound Puppy 2.0

5″x7″ acrylic, 2011. This portrait might look a bit familiar… it is my second painting of Meriwether’s beloved Pound Puppy, which she has had since childhood. When she recieved the original portrait, her mother liked it so much that Meriwether decided to order another one for her, too! This situation was an exciting first for […]

Happy Hippo

Happy Hippo

8″x10″ acrylic, 2009. Hippos hold a significant place in our own family lore, so I was thrilled to be asked to paint this adorable stuffed hippo just before Christmas! His name is Happy, and he’s been the favorite toy of Zoe, 4, since she was one-and-a-half. I love how simple he is — a perfectly […]

Boo Boo

Boo Boo

8″x10″ acrylic, 2009. This bunny belongs to Billy, and the portrait was commissioned by his father. “Boo Boo” bunny is ridiculously adorable, but I felt compelled to try to honor the masculine aspect of this father-to-son gift by painting him in a conciously non-cutesy way.

Knit Cow

Knit Cow

5″x7″ acrylic, 2009. This little painting is of one of the L’attitude Enfant series of adorable yarn animals that we got at Target. It is also another example of a toy that I think is irresistable and that Sonja really couldn’t care less about. We have a whole posse of these things and she barely […]

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