The Making of Sasha

Remember the beautiful Sasha from last year? My client gave this painting as a birthday gift to her husband. Sasha was his dog and a dearly missed pet. Let’s take a look back at some photos from when I captured her portrait. […]

February 25th, 2014|

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: , |

Original Painting: Cocoa’s Portrait

Thank you so very much for the best gift I have ever received. Although Cocoa has been gone for almost two years now, your art brought her to life. Thanks so much and bless you always. – D.W. of Maryland Cocoa’s portrait is an original painting commissioned by a client in North Carolina as a Christmas gift for her Mother. Their beloved family dog recently passed away and she wanted to surprise her with this [...]

February 17th, 2014|Tags: , , , |

I’m Colorblind

A man in his mid-20's quickly walked into my booth during an art show in Richmond several years ago. He viewed several pieces up close before turning to me, bubbling over with happiness and said: I'm completely colorblind, but I can "see" your colors! I can appreciate your art because I can "feel" the intensity of your colors. Thank you! I doubt I'll ever forget how grateful that comment made me feel. Grateful for being [...]

February 12th, 2014|Tags: , |

Best of 2013

It’s funny how we so quickly forget everything we managed to pack into a year. I ran through the best of 2012 and best of 2012: bridal bouquets (with the best of intentions to do a best of 2012: pet portraits that apparently fell to the way side)… now let’s see what 2013 had in store: A New Website! 2013 many big changes, including a new (professionally built) website with built-in e-commerce which allows me to host my own [...]

February 10th, 2014|Tags: , |

Original Painting: Dos’ Pet Portrait

I love it! It looks exactly like him, and you’ve captured him perfectly! My parents, and especially my Dad, were absolutely thrilled with my Christmas gift. He hung it up in the living room right away so that everyone who came to the house could see it. We all love Dos so much and this portrait is such a nice way to honor how much joy he brings to our family. I can’t thank you [...]

February 4th, 2014|Tags: , , , , |

Original Painting: Berkley’s Portrait

 The painting is beautiful and it captured him perfectly. My daughter and I both teared up when we saw it. My husband loved it! Thank you so much for a gorgeous painting! – A.K. of Virginia Berkley’s Portrait is an original painting commissioned by a client in Virginia who owns several of my original paintings already, and is an avid supporter and follower since seeing my work in person at an art show at Occoquan, [...]

January 27th, 2014|Tags: , , , , |

Original Painting: Gadget’s Portrait

Wow, I’m so impressed by your talent! It looks fantastic. I know my wife will love it for Christmas. – D.P. of Virginia Gadget’s Portrait is an original painting commissioned by a client in Virginia who wanted to surprised his wife with a portrait of their dog, Gadget, for Christmas. He’s an adorable mix of a Shih Tzu and Jack Russel. My client found me via searching online for local artists for pet portraits. He [...]

January 7th, 2014|Tags: , , , , |

Original Painting: Canela’s Portrait

You've captured the face that I know and love! It's lovely. - C.B. of Maryland Canela's Portrait is an original painting commissioned by a client in Maryland whose darling companion recently passed away. He had rescued her from the streets of Mexico and wanted to remember her in this wonderful way after so many lovely years together. It was a joy to paint this gorgeous dog. Those eyes...  When she was hanging in my studio, [...]

December 16th, 2013|Tags: , , , |