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, November 30, 2010

Pick Me, Pick Me !! (Little Nicky)

"Pick Me, Pick Me !! (Little Nicky)," from "The Gratitude Project," (2) 6-1/2" x 3" panels which together create one 6-1/2" x 6" painting, done in Golden Open Acrylics on Raymar panels, depicting a tiny black shelter kitty. $299 will get you both paintings and a donation made to the San Francisco SPCA, where this wee little one hailed from. Inquiries may come to me.

"The Gratitude Project" evolved as I searched for a way to carry the serenity discovered at Best Friends during last summer's visit. Nothing makes me feel better than doing good - whether that be for a client or someone else - and the air in Kanab was saturated with peace from all the positive change created at the Sanctuary.

I connected with a few of my friends involved with rescue across the country and shared my idea of painting and profiling shelter animals, who, regardless of their circumstances, maintain the capacity to love and forgive. Everyone I spoke with was eager to point me in the right direction, facilitate introductions, and get me started.

So over the coming year Painting a Dog a Day will randomly include spirits from across the US, with proceeds from the sales of their paintings (and notecards and reproductions) donated back to the host groups.

I was able to paint Little Nicky courtesy of my Gratitude Partner Kira Stackhouse, a San Francisco based photographer I met this summer when visiting Mutt Lynch Winery. You can learn more about her brilliant photography and her own Project Dog on her website. Thanks, Kira, for generously sharing your talents with us.

And thank YOU for looking at, and sharing, my artwork with your friends and family -


Mona can barely contain her excitement over Friday's proposed activities.
Artist Q&A Day
This Friday, December 3rd (how'd it get to be December already, kids?) will be Artist Q&A Day on the blog.

All day long I'll respond to your questions using the comments feature on a blog posting that I will publish first thing Friday morning.

Wanna know what colors I've just added to my palette? ask me Friday.

Wanna know how I structure my days? ask me Friday.

Wanna know what music is the most fun to paint to? ask me Friday.

Wanna know what art books are my favs? ask me Friday.

Wanna know other deep dark artists' secrets? ask me Friday (see a pattern here?!).


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