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 [...]
A little flashback to Boomer, Lexie and Sugar Bear from earlier this year.
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 a custom original acrylic painting of a Great Pyrenees and the third portrait out of three commissions ordered by a client in Virginia. I've [...]
There are so many Swedes living outside of the boarders, 550 000 to be exact – a pretty large number when there are only 9 million in total. I’m one of them, and my family and friends make up a few more. […]
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 Pet Portrait is a custom original acrylic painting of a Lhasa Apso and Bichon Frise mix and the second painting of three commissioned by a client in Virginia. You can check out the first painting of Lexie here (a lovely [...]
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 Portrait is a custom original acrylic painting of a Yorkie 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 [...]
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 [...]
Evans Farm was my first painting and first commission of 2014 and it was a little rough getting back into the studio after a 3-week break. I started out slow before the familiarity took over and I found my self immersed in thousands of tiny brushstrokes and details. I shared a couple of photos from the studio during January when I worked on it here and here. Don’t forget to check out the video since it shows the tiny [...]
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 [...]
I'm so behind in showing off the beautiful pets I've been painting this Spring. I'll get there eventually! I wrapped up this darling portrait of Daisy this Memorial weekend. It was a Christmas gift to a wonderful Mother, and the dog was a treat to paint. Now I'm working on another pet portrait of a dog that looks very much like Bubba!