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Original Painting: Fanny’s Pet 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 portrait is an original pet portrait commissioned by a client in Virginia. He wanted to surprise his wife for Christmas [...]

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: , , , , , , , |

Original Painting: Olive’s Portrait

Working with Erica on Olive's pet portrait was an easy and enjoyable process. I appreciated Erica's attention to detail, advice and consultation with me during the creation of the painting. I couldn't be happier with the end product. The details are amazing and it looks exactly like Olive, right down to the asymmetrical pattern on her nose and lines on her face.  We'll enjoy this painting for decades to come!" - B.L. of Virginia [...]

November 20th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , , |

Original Painting: Sugar Bear’s Portrait

At at 130 lbs, Sugar Bear has been a regal and intimidating personality.  Erica has perfectly reflected the kind and imposing nature of this gentle giant.  This portrait thrones over our family room and brings back fond memories of this departed member of our family. – J.G. of Virginia Sugar Bear’s Portrait is the third portrait out of three commissions ordered by a client in Virginia.  I’ve already revealed sweet Lexie (a birthday gift for his wife) and Boomer earlier here on [...]

August 13th, 2014|

Original Painting: Boomer’s Portrait

This piece is a remarkable likeness of our beloved Boomer. The painting truly reflects his playful nature while capturing his serious side as the ruling 'Alpha' dog of the family. – J.G. of Virginia Boomer's Portrait is the second portrait of three commissioned by a client in Virginia. You can check out the first painting of Lexie here (a lovely birthday gift to his wife).  When looking at photos of all the dogs, I felt it [...]

July 14th, 2014|Tags: , , , , |

Original Painting: Lexie’s Portrait

Erica has superbly captured the impish nature of Lexie’s personality.  The life-like appearance of this painting is a great testimonial to Erica’s talent and attention to every detail. – J.G. of Virginia Lexie’s Portrait is an original painting commissioned by a client in Virginia who wanted to give his wife something special for her birthday. Like so many others, he found me by researching local pet portrait artists around Washington DC. It’s such a cool feeling when [...]

June 26th, 2014|Tags: , , , |

Original Painting: Evans Farm

Evans Farm is a commissioned piece that a son and his family gave to his father for his 85th birthday. The Father received a gift certificate for the custom order and this past fall we sat down to discuss what they wanted. They decided on a view of Evans Farm – a historic location in McLean, Virginia, which has special meaning to them. In the process of working out the details of the painting, the [...]

June 23rd, 2014|Tags: , , , |

Limited Editions – Unwavering Tulips

New stuff has been added to the shop and I’m thrilled to share these darling limited editions with you! And please ignore the horrible reflections – yikes!  It’s so hard photographing prints behind a glass but I hope you get the idea… The Unwavering Tulip – Yellow and Unwavering Tulip – Magenta were introduced at the 2 Generations art show and I picked them up at the framer last week to get them photographed and added to [...]

June 10th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , |

Best of 2013: Works of Art

Let’s continue in the “Best of 2013” spirit and take a look back and see what art pieces I painted last year. My commission schedule was packed last year and I had the honor of painting 23 custom orders last year, and did a total of 33 paintings. Unwavering Tulips were commissioned by a client who had seen my work at a gallery in New Jersey who represents my work. He loved “Single Tulip” and wanted [...]

February 18th, 2014|Tags: , |