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.

Wednesday, May 09, 2012



"Ears," from the "Cherished" series of paintings, 6" square, acrylic on museum quality panel, private collection (THANK YOU!).

Inquiries may always come to me, and there's more information on the "Cherished" paintings in the sidebar to the left. THANKS!!


Derby Week was a bit of a distraction, and then Whistler's painting had a looming deadline, but I've returned to the dogs now for a little bit. I may have to sneak another cat in later this week for another project, but it'll mostly be dogs for a bit. Mostly.

This is Eldunari, who's name translates as "Dragon's Heart of Hearts" (anyone read Eragon?!). She is the most loveable girl ever, everyone loves her and becomes an instant friend. She is now considerably larger than depicted here - Great Danes grow fast and huge in the blink of an eye, much like dragons.

It was my delight to have this little charmer on my easel for a day!

Thanks, as always, for following along with my artwork,

Still Looking For Muses

"Cherished," a new series of paintings depicting emotion as expressed by our animal companions, will be exhibited this fall. 

And I need muses!! 

You are invited to submit non-flash photos for consideration.

Please note that photos should not include people - I prefer to leave the human form out altogether, as just the animal(s) allows the viewer to bring their own personal interpretations.
  • Photos must be taken by the submitter - no exceptions. 
  • Photos should be in focus, and the animal must make up at least 1/4 of the photograph. 
  • Please note that by virtue of submitting photographs, submitters are granting me permission to create original artwork from the materials they submit. 
  • Submitters are not required to make any purchase of artwork or reproductions, but will be offered first rights to anything created.
  • Photos should be sent via email to with the subject line "Cherish"

Photos I plan on painting will be uploaded to the "Cherish" photo album inside the studio's Facebook page. I will also add links to the completed paintings as the series of work progresses.

(HINT: You can peek at what's already online in the "Cherish" photo album and get a sense of the sort of imagery I am looking for)

I am really excited about this opportunity and look forward to sharing the latest leg of the Painting a Dog a Day journey with you!!



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