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Reflecting on Chunky’s Pet Portrait

By |2019-07-13T14:11:15-04:00July 13th, 2019|Categories: Behind the Scenes|Tags: , , , , |

I’ve got mom brain. I can barely remember what day it is but I do remember how to paint and Chunky's Pet Portrait is a sanctuary. He is guiding me into what this new season in life is for me. Between spit ups, blow outs, potty training and the Virginia heat wave, painting for me is being in direct alignment with the Universe. At least I got this down. Here, I don’t have to think. Here, [...]

Fika Podcast 012 – Cat and Small Biz Talk with I HAVE CAT

By |2019-04-02T18:44:07-04:00March 7th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

In this episode we are having fika with Tamar Arslanian of the successful cat blog I HAVE CAT. How did it become a success, what opportunities has it led to and what have been the key to success for it? Topics How a passion grew into nearly 100K followers [00:01:28] Social media matters for small businesses [00:13:33] Cats, the gateway animal [00:19:36] Opportunities and name dropping [00:21:03] Cat medical advice [00:26:02] The key to Tamar’s success [00:29:01] Tamar’s [...]

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. [...]

Custom Pet Painting: Cocoa’s Personalized Dog Portrait

By |2019-10-18T18:58:40-04:00February 17th, 2014|Categories: Works of Art|Tags: , , , , |

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 custom original acrylic 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 lovely [...]

Custom Painting: Dos’ Personalized Dog Portrait

By |2019-09-05T17:15:22-04:00February 4th, 2014|Categories: Works of Art|Tags: , , , , |

"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 enough! - [...]

Custom Boxer Painting: Berkley’s Personalized Dog Portrait

By |2019-09-12T02:25:19-04:00January 27th, 2014|Categories: Works of Art|Tags: , , , , , |

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 custom original acrylic painting of a Boxer 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 [...]

Custom Shih Tzu and Jack Russel Mix Painting: Gadget’s Personalized Dog Portrait

By |2019-09-12T02:36:22-04:00January 7th, 2014|Categories: Works of Art|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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 a custom original acrylic painting of a Shih Tzu and Jack Russel mix commissioned by a client in Virginia who wanted to surprised his wife with a portrait of their dog, Gadget, for Christmas. My client found me via searching online for local artists for pet portraits. He shared with me [...]

Custom Painting: Canala’s Personalized Dog Portrait

By |2019-09-12T02:47:59-04:00December 16th, 2013|Categories: Works of Art|Tags: , , , , , |

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, drying, [...]