“Katie & Piggy”

The process for one of my Commission Portraits starts with a picture of a beloved pet  and a story. My client’s name is Jen & she wanted me to paint her twin sister’s furry kid named Katie Scarlet. Katie is quite the Diva & Queen of the house, so in her portrait, she must have (…)

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The Emotions Behind the Paintings

Emotions are defined as “a mental and physiological state associated with a wide variety of feelings, thoughts, and behaviors. It is a prime determinant of the sense of subjective well-being and appears to play a central role in many human activities” What this definition lacks is the understanding that emotions also play a huge role in our pets (…)

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Mac Read to Me

  Here is a great tip for all of us that love to multi -task. I love to listen to Audio Books, or Music while I create. I would be great if I was able to watch TV while I paint, but everything takes twice as long to finish because I end up watching more (…)

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“The Kitty Tree”

On January 16th my friend Jen introduced me to Bruce Fishalow the Executive Director of the Humane Society in Marion County. I’ve been wanting to do something for the them since I started Maggie’s Angels and for one reason or another nothing ever developed. Timing is everything. Upon meeting Bruce, he gave me a tour (…)

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The Painted Trail Community Project

  My Friend Elizabeth St. Hilare Nelson told me about this great Community Project that she was participating in called Paint the Trail, and invited me to join in. So my husband Kent (who did an amazing time lapse video- click on his name to see it) &  I went to Orlando to pick up some (…)

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Teaching through Time Lapse Videos

I’ve created many time Lapse videos of my painting process to show you what goes into creating one of my portraits. In this vdeo I’m painting a Yorkshire Terrier named Sophie and I take you through the process of how I paint. If you have any questions about my technique or anything else please feel (…)

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The Cat Walk Wall

On Wednesday August 18th, my husband Kent, my son Lucas & I spent the day in  the middle Cat room at the Humane Society of Marion County. I had already done some work there earlier this year, but we still had to finish the Cat Walk Wall. My husband had a great idea in mind (…)

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My Bank of America Art Show

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ER3tN3zBC4Y From December 1, 2009 to January 5, 2010 my Paintings and Giclees will be on exhibition at the Downtown Bank of America in Ocala, Florida. This is a video of the Reception were you can see the paintings I have on display. The Reception was on Dec. 4th and it was wonderful! Its amazing seeing (…)

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