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Painting Bailey, a Custom Portrait of a Beagle Dog

Oh my goodness! I surprised ABC7 anchor Julie Wright live on Good Morning Washington with her own pet portrait. Julie was going to interview me about how healing my pet portraits are to owners who've lost their pets, but I had heard she, too, had recently lost her dog so I decided to paint her a portrait in the weeks leading up to the segment. Watch Julie's reaction as she unwraps her surprise custom [...]

December 16th, 2019|Tags: , , |

Custom Black Labrador Retriever Painting: Loki’s Personalized Dog Portrait

”Beautiful work. We can't wait to give it to them!” - J.S. of Virginia Loki's pet portrait is a custom original acrylic painting of a black labrador retriever commissioned by the son and his wife to his parents as a surprise Christmas gift. Loki was a beloved family dog and lived a happy life for 12 years before passing away in 2018. I'll update this when I hear how it went and what the [...]

December 11th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Painting Lucy, a Custom Portrait of a German Sheperd and Chow Mix Dog

I love taking my clients and followers, behind the scenes of how each pet comes alive on canvas. Many share how much they enjoy following along in real time via Instagram or Facebook and others prefer the monthly inspirational email (sign up for a chance to win $100 studio credit in our monthly drawing) for a quick summary for a few links to deep dive. Lucy's pet portrait is a german shepherd and chow [...]

December 10th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

Custom German Shepherd and Chow Mix Painting: Lucy’s Personalized Dog Portrait

"I could not be happier with her portrait. You did a wonderful job “capturing” her spirit. It looks just like her. I LOVE the color we chose. Thank you so much." - T.H. of Colorado Lucy's pet portrait is a custom original acrylic painting of a German shepherd and chow mix commissioned by Lucy's dad in Colorado. He lost his beloved dog after many years together and wanted to honor her in this meaningful [...]

December 10th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

BTS of Painting Loki, a Custom Portrait of a Black Labrador

I love taking my clients and followers, behind the scenes of how each pet comes alive on canvas. Many share how much they enjoy following along in real time via Instagram or Facebook and others prefer the monthly inspirational email (sign up for a chance to win $100 studio credit in our monthly drawing) for a quick summary for a few links to deep dive. Check out the finished painting and or learn more [...]

December 6th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

Throwback to Caroline’s Pet Portrait

Ahhh Caroline's Pet Portrait from last Spring. I met her in real life months after finishing and it was a moving experience bringing tears to my eyes. ”I KNOW YOU” - my whole being said to this beautiful rescue pup I’ve shared countless of hours together with in my studio. There is an intimate connection between me and the pet I paint. It’s like they are in the studio with me cheering me [...]

July 13th, 2019|Tags: , , |

Reflecting on Chunky’s Pet Portrait

I’ve got mom brain. I can barely remember what day it is but I do remember how to paint and Chunky's Pet Portrait is a sanctuary. He is guiding me into what this new season in life is for me. Between spit ups, blow outs, potty training and the Virginia heat wave, painting for me is being in direct alignment with the Universe. At least I got this down. Here, I don’t have [...]

July 13th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

Custom French Bulldog Painting: Fanny’s Personalized Dog Portrait

"I opened my Christmas present and said out loud: Oh, it’s a pet portrait of a french bulldog. Then I realized, it’s a portrait on MY french bulldog and I immediately burst into tears. This is one of the most thoughtful gifts I have ever received. I'll treasure it always." - M.L. of Virginia Fanny’s pet portrait is a custom original acrylic painting of a white french bulldog commissioned by a husband from Virginia. [...]

May 13th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |

Original Painting: Grandmother’s Lily of the Valley

Again, THANK YOU!  I can't adequately express in words how much this means to my family." - K.C. of Reston, Virginia Often the commissions I receive are created to heal, honor and pay respect to the past and the future, while expressing gratitude in the now. Many of my clients reach out to me to heal the loss of a pet for example, or to celebrate love in the form of a bridal bouquet. [...]

April 29th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , |
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