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Original Painting: Boomer’s Portrait

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: Boomer’s Portrait2014-07-11T12:35:08-04:00

Original Painting: Lexie’s Portrait

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: Lexie’s Portrait2015-11-04T15:25:16-04:00

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 lovely keepsake. When [...]

Original Painting: Cocoa’s Portrait2015-11-04T15:32:51-04:00

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 enough! – L.W. of [...]

Original Painting: Dos’ Pet Portrait2015-11-04T15:35:16-04:00

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, Virginia. This past [...]

Original Painting: Berkley’s Portrait2015-11-04T15:36:06-04:00

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 shared with me [...]

Original Painting: Gadget’s Portrait2015-11-04T15:38:37-04:00

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, drying, I kept [...]

Original Painting: Canela’s Portrait2014-02-12T11:36:36-04:00

Original Painting: Jax Portrait

Jax and Mosby look quite adorable with their side by side brother portraits.  Erica does great work – she really captures the dogs’ expressions.  And we like her personally.  She’s great. - S.K. of Virginia Jax's Portrait  is an original painting commissioned by a client from Virginia who wanted to capture her daughter’s dog on canvas. This was the client’s second custom order as I had the honor of painting Mosby the previous year, also her daughter’s dog. It is a [...]

Original Painting: Jax Portrait2013-12-11T16:01:33-04:00

Give My Pet Portraits as Holiday Gift

Here's a wonderful and special way you can give a pet portrait to a darling family member this holiday season. My new "gift card" is in book form! Order a pet portrait and you will receive this book (for free) to give as the holiday gift. Your loved one will unwrap the gift, read my little note and handwritten personal message (to be added separately for each gift), flip through it and get excited about your wonderful and [...]

Give My Pet Portraits as Holiday Gift2013-11-14T07:40:35-04:00

The making of Mr Kitty Cat

In honor of National Cat Day, let's take a stroll down memory lane and see some behind the scenes photos from when I painted Mr. Kitty Cat. You got to start somewhere and if you follow me here on the blog you know a painting never gets done in one layer! Here's the first layer of Mr. Kitty Cat after sketching him out. I've painted a total of three pet portraits for this darling client from Indiana, two [...]

The making of Mr Kitty Cat2013-10-29T11:19:42-04:00