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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 Painting: Cocoa’s Personalized Dog Portrait

By |2019-09-12T02:15:52-04:00February 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, [...]

Original Painting: Jax Portrait

By |2013-12-11T16:01:33-04:00December 12th, 2013|Categories: Works of Art|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

Give My Pet Portraits as Holiday Gift

By |2013-11-14T07:40:35-04:00November 14th, 2013|Categories: Events & Sales, Videos & Media|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

The making of Mr Kitty Cat

By |2013-10-29T11:19:42-04:00October 29th, 2013|Categories: Behind the Scenes|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]