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.

Monday, August 02, 2010


"Traveller," 6" x 8", Golden Open acrylics on panel, commissioned pet portrait of a Sheltie, private collection (THANK YOU!). Trav's portrait will be joining that of his "sister" Sassy, who I painted on Friday.

I've got a busy month coming up - well, I guess, when are my days NOT busy? But this one is especially packed -

  1. I have Lake Orion's Dog Days of Summer coming up this Saturday (I'll have a booth packed with lots of art for you to browse through!). Not sure if I'll be set up at the Orion Art Center or in Children's Park, but since they are within spitting distance of each other it isn't really that big of a deal.
  2. There is a Creative Journalling workshop this coming Sunday at Little Monsters Toy Store (sorry, this one's got a wait list).
  3. I am flying to Mutt Lynch Winery in California next weekend for the unveiling of their "Rusty" muttitage wine. While enjoying their Dog Days event, I'll also be booking commissions, with proceeds going to the winery's animal welfare partner, the San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
  4. I'll return to lead this summer's final Creative Journalling workshop the following Sunday (there are 2 openings in this class, so let me know if you are interested). If your child missed out, never fear - I'm putting together another session for the fall.
  5. And then I'll pack up and hit the road for my visit to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, where I'll get to meet up with some Painting a Dog a Day collectors, meet my connections at BFAS in person, hang my solo show "Happily Ever Afters" and prep for the opening (on August 27th).

In between all this, I'll squeeze in as many daily paintings as possible.
Inquiries (including booking your own pet portrait, from miniature size [4" x 4"] to larger than life) may always come to me. If you are thinking of gifting a portrait for the holidays, please don't wait much longer. My calendar fills up very quickly this time of year.

Finally, a warm welcome to the new Dog a Day readers - I'm so glad you're following along and hope that you are enjoying the daily faces!!

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

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