Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner!

February 24, 2018

This year, Dairydell Canine celebrated their 10 year anniversary of the new building at their facility.  As a gift to one of their lucky clients they had a surprise “drawing” of a name from a hat. The lucky winner could have a their dog’s portrait hand done in graphite.  Karen V. won and her dog, […]

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Snoozing Aussies

November 28, 2017

This sweet portrait of two Australian shepherds by the names of Heidi and Billy was done as a Christmas gift for a husband from his wife.  This is an 14″x 11″ graphite done on Strathmore drawing paper.  I love the peaceful feeling I get from watching dogs sleeping.  It is lovely when they snuggle too!

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Ms. Charlie

October 18, 2017

I almost want to call this post, “Come Hell or High Water!”.  The commissioning of this portrait and the timing for completion of the work makes a very interesting and unusual story.  When hurricane Irma was baring down on Florida I received a call from a man in a town near Sarasota.  He saw my […]

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Little Bear

October 18, 2017

Handsome little long haired dachshund named Bear is the 2nd portrait commissioned to this client.  A few posts back, I did a portrait of a whippet named Tess and this was Bear’s sister.  “Bear” was done with color pencil and watercolor paint.  This portrait went off to Fortworth, Texas.  My client heard about me through […]

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Feature in AKC Family Dog Magazine

October 4, 2017
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Three Little Oreos

September 20, 2017

This sweet little dog is named Oreo.  She is a labrador/corgi mix breed and very much loved by the family.  There are 3 children in the family – all in college. Each of the kids are really missing Oreo, so the mom in the family had the idea to give each child their own graphite […]

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Katie – Dalmation Mix Breed Beauty

July 18, 2017

November 2016 I was contacted by a lady in North Carolina wanting to commission a surprise portrait for a friend.  She originally met her friend, Eric, at a dog park with this companion dog, Katie.  My customer, Gail. could see how strong the bond was between Katie and Eric and wanted to give them a […]

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Macy – Long Haired Chihuahua

June 5, 2017

This sweet little girl is only a few pounds soaking wet!  She and her brother, Monty, now both have portraits.  Monty’s was done back in 2008 and now Macy’s is complete and ready to hang on the wall next to her big brother’s.  According to her owner, Macy is untrained except for knowing “bang, bang” […]

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Teddy – English Cocker Spaniel

April 18, 2017

Teddy is a hunting dog who lives in Indiana with his family.  His owner Catherine, saw my Canine Art Gallery portrait that was displayed in the AKC Family Dog issue last September.  She decided she wanted a portrait of their own special guy!

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Patch – Greyhound

April 18, 2017

This guy had a very privileged life living out at a winery in Healdsburg, California.   Mutt Lynch Winery is a very special winery that supports various shelters and organizations to help dogs.  Patch’s owner wanted to surprise her husband with this wonderful portrait on Father’s Day.

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