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.

You may use the links below right to receive my daily paintings via email or to follow my blog with a feed. I post additional info, including in-process jpgs and other related information, on the studio Facebook page as well.

Meanwhile, thanks
so much for your continued support of my artwork.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I'm Baaa-ck !!

Me with the famous Theresa. Theresa is a resident of Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, quite a diva and the dog I've painted the most (11 times! you can see 8 of the paintings here). Huge thanks are due to Pat and Justine, who worked out the logistics of bringing Theresa to my opening last Friday night. Photo most likely taken by Cyrus Mejia, who carried my camera around for a good chunk of the night - thanks, Cyrus!

Here are additional photos of "Happily Ever Afters," installed last week at The Village inside Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah. The show will hang through October 21st, 2010. Please stop by and visit if you can!

It's been a whirlwind of a couple weeks, especially for a home body like myself. I've been to Sonoma, California, helping unveil the "Rusty" Muttitage Mutt Lynch winebearing a label of my own design. And most recently I spent 5 days in Kanab, Utah, hobknobbing with the likes of Theresa and painting my 1000th daily painting.

But now I'm home, mostly caught up on sleep and having restocked the fridge. I'm working my way through the inquiries and other details that got set aside while I was on the road. If you are waiting to hear from me, I thank you for your patience and promise to get with you as soon as I can.

Meanwhile, I'm also working on scanning and archiving the sketches and paintings created recently outside of the studio. I'm going to be listing some of the Best Friends inspired pieces on ebay, most likely by the tail end of this week, with proceeds going back to them. I'll send a note when I get this all worked out.

Also, "The Sound of Souls," my 1000th painting (which you can see here) will be auctioned of (again via ebay) at the end of September. We decided to time the auction to coincide with the September Blessing at Angel's Rest in Best Friends, which will happen on the last Thursday of the month, the 30th. It is my honor to say that 100% of the purchase price of this painting will be donated back to Best Friends.

Thanks, as always, for looking at - and sharing - my artwork and musings with your friends and family.

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