Tuesday, November 26, 2013


It is still last minute, but I will accept orders for Christmas ornaments of pets until Thanksgiving Thursday morning.  $35 for a portrait.  After that, they will be $40 for the holiday rush. 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013


My summer trip had me sharing digs with four wonderful Airedale dogs.  Chester was the poet of the crew.  Not to graceful, but dainty and skittish.  Such a sweety.  Charcoal on brown paper.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Fox Hounds

This summer in Virginia, I got to see real fox hounds in action.  These two are going to be in an art show in Charlottesville VA. at the Farmington Hunt Club.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Golden Poodle

I have a client in Thailand that sends me her pets regularly.  This latest piece is a golden beauty.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Rigel, a real winner

Earlier in the year, I donated a miniature to benefit Miniature Schnauzer rescue groups at the Fiesta Cluster in Scottsdale Arizona.  This lovely face is our winner!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Reilly and Buster

A mixed cultural couple - Puggle and Pom/Yorkie - showing how diversity is the BEST!  In human or dogs.  This was an early birthday gift.  Mom and dad met in the dog park because these two fell in love first!  Awwww!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Bud, a Memorial

This little guy was lost less than a month ago.  A new vet office was so kind to help me with an issue so I could not resist bringing back her friend to join them in the office.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Boss - FOR SURE!

A tough cookie who is seriously in charge of things, but such a clown.
Boss was a bit of an orphan for a while, but now this painting in its rightful home!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Jack in the Yard

Jack apparently loves to dig a nice little hole and sit in the mud.   Smart dog, Jack!
Housemate to Boss in the next posting.   Both happy to be home together.

Monday, April 22, 2013


This is a real prize winner!  The gift certificate from a "CHAIR"ity event in Chandler AZ, this portrait of Bandit is on canvas.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Thursday, April 18, 2013


The adult of the former puppy post.  Two gifts are always better than one when you are missing a great friend.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Miss Molly, Superstar

Yes indeed this girl is a superstar!  She has her own facebook page and now her owner has a lovely portrait, as a gift from a friend.

Monday, April 1, 2013


A gift of a dog that is the light of its owner's life.

Sunday, March 31, 2013


A gift of a very dear friend and that amazing smile.  Whose life would not be brighter with this face around!

Saturday, March 30, 2013


This is a memorial of a great jumper.  One of the set I did recently.  Commissioned but not actually paid for.... but a great horse no less

Friday, March 29, 2013


This horse has such amazing personality!  Henrich is his real name, but Ricky is how sweet he is!!
Another that is awaiting payment.  If you happen to see him, let me know....there is unfinished business.

Thursday, March 28, 2013


This was a loving gift as a memory for a little pug who had to leave this world recently.  Hopefully his owner will have nothing but sweet dreams of his memory.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Lost Masterpiece!

As confused as my studio is, I try hard to at least keep thing in GROUPS... but looking for some framing materials I cam across an old sketch book and between the white pages this fell out!   A pastel, 9x13".  When I die, remember to look through my old sketchbooks please!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Sunday, March 24, 2013


Tango is reputed to be one of the most wonderful giant schnauzer on earth.  There is something about the way his whiskers lay on the carpet that makes me believe them!

Saturday, March 23, 2013


More of those ENORMOUS dogs with hard feet.  Okay I am going to be sneaking in more of my western portraits.  Anything with eyeballs these days.  This is the second of four in a family I have done.  Well, it is the second of the SECOND.  A terrible accident befell the original (earlier in the blog) and this is the redo.  Although the client understood the first one was not my problem, that the work was done and the destruction their fault, there seems to still be some issues with compensation.  That aside, this is a wonderful horse and I don't hold it against him.

Santos by the Pool

This dog was so sweet, he deserved two memorials.  This is his favorite hang out, in the chair by the pool.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Duncan the Westie

This little trouper was showing all weekend yet became my model for the demonstration in the West Highland Terrier both at the Fiesta Cluster.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Kia the Mini Pup

I was invited to demo at the Fiesta Cluster Dog show this week in Scottsdale Arizona.  This is my little miniature Miniature Schnauzer model Kia.  Apparently she is much older in person.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Duffy, the Adventurer.

One of a pair of lovely little Shih Tzu.
If Duffy's owner sees this on line, and it looks odd to them, I would appreciate a message at the email in my settings.  Happy to talk with them.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

This is NOT a Siamese...

..but it has traveled across the world to its new home in Thailand, so TECHNICALLY?

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Silver Tabby

I had a group of kitties going off to Thailand.  Here is the first.

Chili, first try

Poor baby met with a few disasters... including a big nasty tear and a bit of spilled... well no telling.  This no longer exists, but this is his first incarnation was supposed to be (and finished ) in time for Valentines.  22x15" charcoal on coffee stained watercolor paper

Monday, February 11, 2013

Sam for a Valentine

Just a few more days to stay under wraps, but a great little gift of a long lost friend.  Perfect way to share love.