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, October 11, 2011

It's a Boy!!


"It's A Boy!! and we recovered the onsides kick, too!!"

The phone rang close to 1am today. It was my sister in law from Texas, telling me that she and my brother were coming home with their newly adopted baby boy. It had been an emotional weekend, as the birth mother took a couple days to say her goodbye. I am so grateful for this young woman's courage, and will be reminded of her bravery and depth of character every time I hear the baby's voice.

It doesn't feel like I got much sleep, but apparently some happened right around when my alarm was supposed to go off. The Caped Crusader woke me up - we'de all slept in, and he had 10 minutes to catch the bus.

So much for the leisurely french toast breakfast I was planning - today was the first day of MEAP testing. We'll see how high the kids' MEAP scores are with a plain bagel in their stomachs and the joy of a new cousin in their hearts.

After that sort of beginning to my day, I decided that all deadlines were off - today was going to be all about celebrating family. I cooked a killer dinner, baked for The Caped Crusader's football team, made homemade applesauce, putzed around the yard, and kept returning to the computer and the baby's photos, all before loading everyone up to go cheer on the Crusader's football team in their first away game, played under the lights.

Tomorrow I'll get to the paint!

Meanwhile, welcome to the Kelly Family, Dylan!

Thanks, as always, for your time,


The Value of Daily Creativity

At the risk of sounding like a complete hypocrit (after all, I did not paint today), I'd like to invite you to my talk on the value of daily creativity.

This coming Thursday I'll give an informal presentation on inviting creativity into your life at ArtCapsule (formerly Margot's Gallery) in Oxford, Michigan.

I'll be talking about the many facets of creativity - not just daily painting - and share some of the wonderful side effects of adding creativity and imagination to your life.

We'll also discuss structuring a regular committment in the most positive way, so that you are ensured success.

Come join us at 7pm at ArtCapsule (on M24, next to Sweet and Savory Bakery). I hope to see you there!


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