"Parker," 8" square, commissioned portrait of a Maltese, acrylic on museum quality panel, private collection (THANK YOU!)
Inquiries may always come to me - the original has a home, but I can arrange for you to order notecards or reproductions of Parker's painting, or we can even talk about my painting something equally wonderful for your own walls.
Parker's recently left us, but his portrait will stand as a good starting point for remembering years of loyal companionship. It was an honor to have him as a guest in the studio today.
Thanks, as always, for following along with my artwork,
Did You Know This is Puppy Mill Action Week?
I've painted dozens of faces that hailed from puppy mills and heard harrowing stories from rescue groups who lovingly take these dogs in, address health, socialization and training issues, and then find them loving homes.
If you are considering adding a dog to your family, don't buy from a third party - chances are their dogs came from a puppy mill. Even internet sites source pups from mills. Instead contact a reputable and responsible breeder, find a local rescue group, or visit your shelter.
Adding a pet to your family is not an impulse buy. It's a decision that should be carefully considered so that you choose a healthy animal with the right temperment and personality to match your lifestyle.
Puppy mills are not part of that equation.