“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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“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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My Angels Touching Hearts

I wanted to share this wonderful letter from one of my clients with all of you, because it symbolizes the reason and the inspiration of why I paint my portraits. It really is a gift to me when I receive such compliments. This gentleman saw the Jack Russell portrait on my Website and emailed me (…)

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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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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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