Paintings With Soul

Since October 2006 I've been a daily painter, creating a new pet portrait at least 5 times per week. Over the years I've expanded my offerings to include a variety of animals, pets, race horses, children and other treasured heirlooms. In addition, I accept a limited number of commissions each year.

In 2015 I am honored to be the Kentucky Derby Artist.

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Friday, July 25, 2008

"Wanna Play? (Theresa)," from "Theresa's Rainbow" series, 6" x 8", pit bull dog portrait, acrylic on board, inquiries to .
ARTIST'S NOTE: Whoops!! I reversed my reference photo, but didn't think to then also reverse Theresa's markings..... I'll have to paint another version of this pose, and keep that in mind as I work on the other paintings..... A HUGE thank you to the Theresa fan who pointed this out to me!!

Meet Theresa. She is a current resident of Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kenab, Utah. You can read more about her at

My client introduced Theresa, her ball and matching bandanna to me, and I fell in love. After the wheels got to turning, the one proposed painting multiplied into almost a dozen. After all, how could I choose which ball to include in her painting? I couldn't. And why should I?

So, over the next two weeks things will be quiet on the dog-a-day front. I'll be busy in the studio, painting the many colors of Theresa. I will unveil the group of paintings together, when the series has been finished. My client will get pick of the litter, her cohort receives second choice, and the remaining pieces will be available for purchase.

And proceeds of all the sales will go to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary ( They are such a joy to work with, and I love supporting their efforts with the Painting a Dog a Day project. Cheers to Theresa for giving me a great excuse to partner with them again!

Thanks, as always, for looking.And for sharing these paintings with your friends and family,
See you in a bit,


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