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.

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Meanwhile, thanks
so much for your continued support of my artwork.

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Drawings and Deep Thoughts

Doll #3, sketched and loosely painted on scrapbook paper, image roughly 6" x 8", paper 12" square. Preparatory study. Inquiries may come to me.
I am obsessed with these dolls, and spending all sorts of time thinking about what they mean.
Childhood. Nostalgia. Nurturing. Comfort. Ideal Beauty. Role Playing. Memory. Innocence. Play. Imagination. Story Telling. Growing up. Generations. Life Cycle.
I could go on and on, but I'll spare you.
And I keep painting them, and they continue to creep some people out. And that's part of the doll as subject matter mystery, too.
For example, I painted this particular doll before, but the painting has a very different mood and feel to it.
Meanwhile, in between working on three larger dog paintings, I'm sketching from life using my doll stash. And asking myself lots and lots of questions. You can see more of these drawings here - and feel free to ask questions yourself!
Happy creating,

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