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

By |2019-12-11T11:58:02-05:00December 11th, 2019|Categories: Works of Art|Tags: , , , |

”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 parents thought. [...]

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

By |2019-12-11T12:11:15-05:00December 10th, 2019|Categories: Works of Art|Tags: , , , |

"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 way. Lucy passed [...]

Custom French Bulldog Painting: Fanny’s Personalized Dog Portrait

By |2019-09-12T01:33:15-04:00May 13th, 2016|Categories: Works of Art|Tags: , , , , |

"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. He wanted to [...]

Original Painting: Grandmother’s Lily of the Valley

By |2019-04-04T15:16:01-04:00April 29th, 2016|Categories: Works of Art|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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. "Grandmother's Lily of [...]

Custom Jack Russel Chihuahua Mix Painting: Olive’s Personalized Dog Portrait

By |2019-08-30T15:53:31-04:00November 20th, 2014|Categories: Works of Art|Tags: , , , , , |

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 Last year I [...]

Custom Great Pyrenees Painting: Sugar Bear’s Personalized Dog Portrait

By |2019-09-05T17:33:29-04:00August 13th, 2014|Categories: Works of Art|Tags: , , |

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 already revealed sweet [...]

Custom Lhasa Apso and Bichon Frise Mix Painting: Boomer’s Personalized Dog Portrait

By |2019-09-12T01:36:19-04:00July 14th, 2014|Categories: Works of Art|Tags: , , , , |

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 birthday gift to [...]

Custom Yorkie Painting: Lexie’s Personalized Dog Portrait

By |2019-09-12T02:00:39-04:00June 26th, 2014|Categories: Works of Art|Tags: , , , , , |

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 around Washington DC. [...]

Original Painting: Evans Farm

By |2015-11-04T15:25:26-05:00June 23rd, 2014|Categories: Works of Art|Tags: , , , |

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 client shared with [...]