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Custom French Bulldog Painting: Fanny’s Personalized Dog Portrait

By |2019-07-23T13:25:33-04:00May 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 |2019-07-23T14:05:40-04:00November 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 [...]

Original Painting: Sugar Bear’s Portrait

By |2015-11-04T15:14:14-04:00August 13th, 2014|Categories: Works of Art|

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 the blog and [...]

Original Painting: Boomer’s Portrait

By |2014-07-11T12:35:08-04:00July 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 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 would be nice [...]

Original Painting: Lexie’s Portrait

By |2015-11-04T15:25:16-04:00June 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 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 they say they [...]

Original Painting: Evans Farm

By |2015-11-04T15:25:26-04:00June 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 [...]

Limited Editions – Unwavering Tulips

By |2015-11-04T15:26:06-04:00June 10th, 2014|Categories: Works of Art|Tags: , , , , , |

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 the shop. They [...]

Best of 2013: Works of Art

By |2015-11-04T15:32:33-04:00February 18th, 2014|Categories: Works of Art|Tags: , |

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 two similar pieces [...]