I WON the Poster Contest!

  I’m proud to say that I won the Ocala Culinary Poster Competition with this concept. Final art is due December 1st. The final painting will get auctioned off and all proceeds will go to MCA Ocala. To know more about the festival go to http://www.ocalaculinaryfestival.com/ Here is a Post they released on Facebook about my (…)

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“Tank” the sweet Pit Bull

Here is my Cousin Daniel’s dog “Tank” that I painted for him for his Birthday! This is an 11″ x 14″ matted & framed Pen & Ink with Acrylics on Animation Cell. I love doing these animation cell paintings. The materials are fun to use, and I’m always delighted by the results. I’ve always loved drawing (…)

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“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 Story!

  Here is a Portrait of Lucy a very sweet Great Dane that I had the honor of painting. My client told me wonderful stories about her beloved Lucy and that is how I was able to capture her sweet nature. Lucy recently passed and it is such a comfort to my client to have (…)

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“Zoe” Pit Bull Boxer Mix

Here is the Beautiful Zoe I created for my cousin Rebecca. This is Pen & Ink with Acrylics on Animation Cell. I start with a photo then I ink the drawing then I paint on the back of the cell like you would if you were painting on glass from front to back. Layering the (…)

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Art Classes

Custom Art Classes All the art classes that I teach are custom made to fill your needs or your child’s needs. We can start with the basics or jump right into a painting and learn as we create. Its all based on how you like to learn, and we figure that out in our 1st (…)

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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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Paper Painting Party

My girlfriend Julie introduced me to a wonderful artist named Elizabeth St. Hilare Nelson, please go to her site so you can see the fabulous paintings she creates. She also has a wonderful blog, Paper Paintings. Julie bought her DVD and after we watched it, we decided we would have a paper painting party. To get started you (…)

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