Wednesday, November 25, 2015


12" x 9"
oil on canvas

Tuesday, November 24, 2015


8" x 10"

After an awesome vacation in Florida, I have resumed holiday commissions.

This is the second in the PAINT MY DOG series 2015. I started this before my vacation and finished it today.  I still have #1 on my easel and should be done with it tomorrow.

The sale in my shop is still going on! 50% off Clearance Sale on all my paintings -
Just sold three today, so they are going fast!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

All Paintings Added to Clearance Sale!

I have added all my paintings to the 50% off Clearance Sale.
The amount of paintings I have is ridiculous!
Just making space for new, creative stuff :)

Here is the link:

Friday, November 13, 2015

Studio Clearance Sale!

I have waaay too many paintings in my studio and need to make room for new ones, so I have a 50% Off Studio Clearance Sale going on now.

There are 50 paintings!

Click here to see them in my shop:

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The Cover of Artist and Illustrators Magazine!

I am so proud to have my painting of Chumley on the cover of Artist and Illustrator Magazine December issue!

Sunday, November 8, 2015

THREE DAY 50% Off Studio Sale!

Just wanted to let you know I'm having a BIG STUDIO SALE!
50% OFF selected paintings!

Go here to see the sale in my shop:

Also, the PAINT MY DOG! event posting will start this week.
Here is the list of 10:
Catherine D.
Kerry K. D.
Nicole R
Staci J. E.
Josh B.
Debbie B.
Anne L.
Kitty D.
Kitty D.
Staci H.

Monday, November 2, 2015

PAINT MY DOG! Portrait Special!!

Last year I had a very successful PAINT MY DOG! Special.
This year I'm doing it again -

The first 10 people I get photos from, I'll paint - If you would like to purchase the portrait it's $195.00 plus shipping.

Spots will fill up fast - so start getting your photos together!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Squirrel Watch

"Squirrel Watch"
16" x 20"
oil on canvas
view in my shop

This is the second painting in the Gretel series. 

I visited my sister and Gretel last year and absolutely fell in love with this dog. It took awhile (after a lot of chicken treats) for her to accept me as ok, but after that we were buds and I was able to take about a hundred photos of her. 

From a painters perspective, she is a stunning model, perfect color for my palette, flowing lines, great profile... it helps that I am a freak about dachshunds... just don't tell my terriers :)

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Boston Proper

"Boston Proper"
12" x 12" x 3/4"
Oil on paper mounted on board
view in my shop

If you are interested in a portrait you can get more info at

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Fox Dreams II

"Fox Dreams II"
20" x 16" (3/4" fabric sides)
Oil on fabric
over wood stretchers
ready to hang

Monday, October 12, 2015

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Friday, October 9, 2015

Published in a New Book!

oil on fabric

New Dog Door
oil on canvas

I'm proud to say two of my paintings have been chosen for "The Book of Dog".
I can now say I been in a show with William Wegman AND have been published in a book with John Singer Sargent and Goya.

As you have guessed, I am over the moon giddy!!

See this amazing book here...

Friday, September 11, 2015

Brown Cow, White Cow

Brown Cow, White Cow
24" x 18"
oil on canvas

I started painting this and was so excited about it I posted a little detail photo on Facebook - one of my collectors saw it and pretty much purchased it right off the easel! Yayyy!

Thursday, September 3, 2015


12" x 12"
oil on canvas

After we closed the gallery, a store moved in next to Tavernays call Fuzz Love. At first I thought it was a strange name, but after seeing the store and meeting the owners, it couldn't be named anything else! Now, I have a big new wardrobe of super comfy clothes. As a matter of fact I'm wearing one of their dresses right now.

They are a traveler, surfer, laid-back type. They always seem to be in a good mood and they have the sweetest pups that come an visit. One of the pups was found on the side of the road in mexico nearly gone and now she is the happiest dog ever! They are good people and we are so happy to have them as neighbors.

This is a portrait of Fuzz, who the store is named after. She passed awhile ago and she must have been a super special pup because all the stores are named after her.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015


9" x 12"
oil on canvas

About 30 years ago when I was in college, I borrowed something from a friend and it was stolen in my possession. Unable to pay her because I was always broke in those days, I never forgot how understanding she was and I have always wanted to repay her for her kindness. When I found her on Facebook, I saw that she had two dogs so I decided to paint her this portrait. I'm so happy to give her a portrait of her baby, Dakota. Thank you Samedar - after all these years!!

Monday, August 31, 2015

Charleston Carriage Horse

Charleston Carriage Horse
20" x 20"
oil  on canvas
view in my store

For my birthday, I recently spent a few days in Charleston, SC with my mom visiting galleries eating at nice restaurants and shopping. For the first time I went on a walking tour and I highly recommend Charleston Footprints - I learned so much about Charleston's history and traditions... a big tradition in Charleston are the carriage rides. While I'm not a fan and I always feel sorry for the horses, to me it is an inescapable classic scene, so I thought I would honor the work horse and paint my version of the Charleston Carriage Horse.

Pretty in Pink

Pretty in Pink
10" x 8"
oil on canvas

Wednesday, August 12, 2015


8" x 8"
oil on panel
view in my shop

I snapped a photo of Chumley this morning and wanted to just disappear for awhile in a painting of him. I've had a few friends lose their pups lately and I'm just so grateful Chums is still around after all the close calls he's had. It does my heart good just to see his face every morning.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Little Paint Sketch

Oil on paper

I've had this little shopping bag hanging around my studio for awhile now and I was itching to do something simple, so I decided to seize the moment and paint Frida on it.
I really like it!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015


12" x 12" x 3/4"
Oil on paper on heavy board
View in my shop

Sorry to say, I haven't been feeling too much like painting lately. Maybe a little burned out, but today out of nowhere, I decided to paint this little guy. He reminded me of Marty Feldman who I thought was hilarious when I was a kid.

He is painted on decorative paper and mounted on a heavy board - one of my favorite mediums.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Fading Canna

Fading Canna
12" x 16"
oil on canvas
view in my shop

I've been watching a cluster of these red Cannas for awhile now. I love the deep purples in the stem rising up to bright, bright red.

Once you cut them, it's a pretty quick demise so I had taken some photos against a dark cardboard background to paint later.

I love the mood of this painting.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Pug Wine

Pug Wine Commission

This is the fifth label painting I have done for Pug Wine.
Here are some of the others…

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Coffee Shop Flowers

12" x 12"
oil on canvas

I guess you could say I'm taking a break.
Maybe it's spring fever, Maybe I'm just tired, but lately I just haven't felt like painting.
This morning I just HAD to paint something. So, I saw these little roses in a little coffee shop the other day and snapped the photo with my phone and decided I would paint these.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Show Update...

8" x 10"

Remember the show I was going to have in September? Well, it's been pushed back awhile because of "life stuff". I'm still working on the show, but I've had some other emergencies come up that need my attention. It's still going to happen, just not when I thought it would.

Here is a portrait that I did in the beginning of the year.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Bee Keeper

The Bee Keeper
18" x 24"
oil on canvas
view in my shop

This painting is for the Kingdom of the Animal Show in September 2015.
The inspiration for my painting is borrowed from Jan Van Eyck's painting "Portrait of a Man".

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Geisha Wendy

Geisha Wendy
16" x 20"
oil on canvas
sold to a collector in Texas

Kat and dog sleeping with Kat and Dog (the painting)

A photographer I know had posted a photo of his wife sleeping with their dog Jaeger on Facebook - It was a photo he took with his phone and the quality wasn't great, but all I saw was an awesome subject to paint. So I decided to paint it really big for a show I was doing. Needless to say, it never made it to the show. Once he saw it, he said he just had to have it. He told me he and his wife were moving to Chicago and he wanted this painting hanging in their new apartment when his wife arrived for the first time. He said it was quite a surprise with a few tears shed.
Love it when that happens.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Dog Dreaming

Dog Dreaming
10" x 8"
oil on canvas

I have a friend and a collector on Facebook that has been posting great photos of her grandkids napping with her rescues. I'm a such a sucker for sleeping dogs, and with babies? Well, that's just too good! So, I have been secretly hoarding these gems for a while hoping to one day paint them. Turns out today's the day.