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, June 11, 2012



"Gus," a commissioned portrait of a bull dog, 8" x 10," done in acrylics on a museum quality panel, private collection (THANK YOU!). Inquiries may come to me.

You gotta love a man who gifts his bride a pet portrait. Talk about starting things off proper!

If you know this man, or this bride, or this dog, please keep this a secret - Gus's portrait will be waiting for them to return from their honeymoon.

And you know, I can do this sort of thing for you, too. But I can't read your mind - you've gotta first send me an email.

Thanks, as always, for supporting and following along with my artwork!

P S End of school year: 3.5 days and counting. Start of vacation: 3.51 days and counting.

"Untitled," 1981, photo courtesy of Christies
Jean-Michel Basquiat

How I wish I were in NYC this week, so as to get a peek at Basquiat's "Untitled" (pictured above) before it travels to London for auction at Christies. Whether or not you like the piece (it's predicted to break Basquiat's previous auction record, with an estimate of $20million), there's no denying it's importance, and Basquiat's influence, in defining contemporary art history.

My favorite job in "The Real World" happened to me fresh out of college, working at a fine art auction house. You never knew what would come in the door on any given day - a genuine Tiffany floor lamp, a two-sided Picasso drawing, a Dale Chihuly bowl, a Grandma Moses painting.

I learned to ask questions and listen to more than the answers given, consult experts, and open my mind up to the glory of the artists' vision. Whether or not I would choose to live with it, whether or not I was able to afford it, whether or not I could even connect with the work, each piece carried it's own redeeming qualities.

And what I wouldn't give to be a Christies employee today, taking my breaks in front of a contemporary masterpiece and soaking up a little Basquiat-ian influence.
I would love to hear your thoughts on which artists inspire you and why. Please leave a comment!

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