Saturday, November 16, 2013

Pug, 10" x 10" Oil on canvas

"What's for dinner?" is what this cute little boy seems to be saying to me.

Shih Tzu, 12" x 12" Oil on canvas

Cute little Ms. Adorable! Lovely Shih Tzu, who I am told is 4 years old. Pretty girl!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Blue & Gold Macaw Oil painitng - 12" x 12" SOLD

"le Penseur" (The Thinker)


Tuesday, October 1, 2013


"Missy" Mixed breed, Brindle coat

Meet sweet Missy, a wonderful mixtures of Staffordshire Terrier and Whippet. Missy is a birthday gift for the client's son in England, so...shhhh, don't tell!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

"Zachary", A Silky Terrier Oil Portrait

Meet Zachary! A 12 year old Silky Terrier that I just had the pleasure to paint. He belongs to a client in Florida and he is her third Silky. She has commissioned me to do the parents of Zachary as well, as they have passed on and she wants to remember them with a custom portrait. So, I'm looking forward to that also!

email me here for further information to have your own custom pet portrait done. 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Custom Pet Portrait Christmas ornaments!

Since your pet is a big part of the family; doesn't he/she deserve a special spot on the tree this year? Custom portraits of your beloved friend, just $25 including S/H within US. Outside US, just $5 for S/H. Email your photo to Payment through Paypal accepted.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Enzo, English bulldog

A handsome and happy bulldog who belongs to some friends of mine. He's a charmer and steals the hearts of everyone he meets! Like a portrait of YOUR canine companion? Just email me here for details and I will get right back to you. Thanks.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Welcome to Animal Zone! Scroll down to meet my canine pals and see portraits of them, too. Thanks for coming! Want more details about a portrait for yourself or a gift Contact me here.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

"George", Rat Terrier, Miniature oil painting

Meet George, a 13 year old good-looking Rat Terrier. This is a miniature oil, just 6" x 6" and is to be a birthday gift for the client's husband. I know he will be surprised!George is going to his new home tonight.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Ms, Copper Penny, French Bulldog - Oil on canvas, 16" x 20"

This is sweet little Copper Penny, a French Bulldog that my clients adopted. She is one of the sweetest, most charming little animals I've ever met! No wonder she ended up being a gift for her owner's birthday.

The unusual setting is based on the decor of the room she will reside in - the man cave! Barstools with zebra print, Axel Rose posters on the wall and an oversized Lava Lamp. So, I incorporated all of the elements into the portrait, even down to the silvery-gray rug. Penny sports a bright pink bone tag with rhinestones, and the client wanted pearls on her collar, so there you have it. I added the nail polish 'cuse pretty girls deserve to look *pretty* and we think she does! This was such a fun portrait to do and I am told her husband loves it!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Ben E. Fit, Black Labrador, 6" x 6" oil portrait

Here's Ben E. Fit! Ben is a great 11 years old and his striking form is highlighted with well-earned gray hairs. He was named because the owners got him at an ALS benefit, so a properly fitting name, I think. I love that story, don't you? He's a well-loved dog, I could just tell.

Seeley and Pip, 12" oil portraits

Meet Seeley, a handsome miniature Australian Shepherd with the most gorgeous brown eyes that just melt a person's heart! His housemate is Pip, a pert little black and tan long-haired Chihuahua. You can just see the 'imp' in her eyes! We've dubbed her 'Five Pounds of Trouble'. It was such a pleasure to paint these two lovely dogs for the gift-giver. (shhh, it's a secret til Christmas). They were picked up today and will go to their new home on December 25th~!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

'Studio Dawg"

Please meet little Izzy, my studio dog. He was a Christmas gift from my young art students three years ago. He is the most wonderful companion and a blessing wrapped in black and tan with a touch of white! He's adorable and funny and sweet and makes every day better than the one before!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Erin and Stonewall 16 x 20 Oil portrait

I had the pleasure of delivering this portrait today of a truly beautiful lady and her recently departed and very beloved dog of 12 years, Stonewall. She's a charming woman with a wonderful eclectic side to her nature. I really enjoyed painting this, and had fun with the very real 'purple streaks' meandering through her dark brown hair. That dog has the most beguiling little smile and she showed me some photos of him smiling - what a riot! I hoped to capture the endearing closeness between her and her canine companion. I placed her hand over his heart because I know that's how she felt about her 'best friend'. She adored her Bichon Frise and misses him so much, so I hope this portrait brings some wonderful memories to her and lots of pleasure. Thanks, Erin!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Airedale - 12" x 12" Oil on canvas

This lovely girl is a beautiful Airedale with a bit of a playful, tomboy streak. Her name is Otter and I suspect she can be found pretty close to any nearby body of water most of the time!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Scarlet Beauty" Oil on canvas

I will be doing a Daniel Smith demo and workshop in November. Dates are for November 12th from 1-3 PM, and the workshop is for Thursday, the 17th from 11- 4 in the Seattle store. If you're local, I do hope you can join us! It's going to be great fun! See ya there. :)

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Izzy In and Out of the Sun"

Just a couple of additions to the blog here - my own little 'studio dawg', Izzy. Right at the moment he's asleep under the taboret - waiting for me to come back. He's a verrrry sweet little guy and Im so fortunate to have his companionship!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

"Bayley" Maltese Dog Oil Painting

Here's adorable Bayley - a handsome young fellow of three years who apparently runs the household, I've been told. He was a true pleasure to paint from a group of photos that I was given.

Custom paintings of your very own special canine pal begin at just $175. Contact me here for further information.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Siamese cat portrait - 10" x 10" Oil on canvas

Meet Tiam, a female six year old Siamese with the most haunting blue eyes.  Oil portraits of YOUR pet available beginning at just $175. Click here to email me for further details. 

Monday, October 26, 2009

Unagi, Memorial Portrait 6" x 6" Oil on canvas

This is Unagi, a lovely little kitten who my friend had for quite a while. He suffered from a liver ailment and passed away recently. I wanted to gift her with a portrait of him in healthier days. 

Friday, October 16, 2009

Dog -O-Ween, COLA event fundraiser

This is the Dog-o-ween event that I have donated a commissioned portrait to. It's a great event put on by the off-leash dog parks committee in Seattle, COLA. A fantastic event, and I am pleased and honored to be a part of it this year. Please visit their page and attend with your canine, in costume too, if possible!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Macaw Pair - Oil on canvas, 12" x 12" each

Here are two stunning Macaws. The Blue-Winged Macaw, and the Scarlet Macaw. Both gorgeous birds with outstanding plumage. I love painting birds, and the brilliant colors of their feathers. 

Lhasa Apso Pet Portrait 10" x 10" Oil on canvas

A little pampered beauty is this one. She's a real cutie pie and deserves all the attention she gets. 

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

"Mr. Evans, Collie" 12"x 12" Oil pet portrait

Meet Mr. Evans, a standard 'Rough Collie', the type most folks here in America associate with the television series, "Lassie", which was actually a series of dogs, not just one as is often thought. Of course, there are many more types of Collies than just the 'Rough' variety. They have a gorgeous coat.

"Cleopatra the Cat" 10" x 10" Oil pet portrait

And this is lovely "Cleopatra". I wonder if she got her name from that flawless natural black eyeliner?

"Papillon" 10" x 10" Oil pet portrait

Little Giselle - an elegant toy Spaniel called a Papillon. The Papillon (French for "butterfly") is a small, friendly, elegant breed of dog of the Spaniel type, distinguished from other breeds by its large butterfly-like ears.The Papillon is one of the oldest of the toy Spaniels.

Papillons are known for their very large, butterfly-like ears with long, fine hair that gives them this feathery-eared look.
Some well-known owners of Papillons:
King Henry II
Marie Antoinette
Lauren Bacall
Christina Aguilera

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Little Sammy seems to be saying, "Won't you play with me?" Her family is unsure of her parentage, but I think she looks like a Cockapoo. What do you think?

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

White Labrador - Oil portrait on canvas 12" x 12"

Meet Orion, a handsome, gentle 20 month White Lab puppy that belongs to my daughter and her family. He's a good looking dog, isn't he?

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Dalmation portrait - 12" x 12" Oil on canvas

This beautiful Dalmation belongs to friends of mine. I love this dog and think he has the most stunning eyes. Hope I've captured their beauty!
Commission your own painting of your favorite canine companion by emailing me for details here.

Friday, August 28, 2009

" Sassy" - 10" x 10" Oil pet portrait - Pomeranian female

A darling little dog who is little more than one ball of *fluff*! Painting her fur was much like trying to paint cotton candy, so here's Sassy!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Little Lucy, 10" x 10" Oil on canvas

Here is Lovely Little Lucy - all dressed in her best finery, crystals galore - most befitting for the royal princess her family thinks she is! She was a such joy to paint. :)

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Penny, Basset Hound - 12" x 12" oil on canvas

Beautiful Penny, a most regal Basset Hound. She really is a gorgeous dog! Commission your own pet's portrait by contacting me here. If you have questions, just ask and I'll do my level best to answer them.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Li'l Bit, female Yorkshire Terrier, 10" x10" oil on canvas

Isn't this the most precious little companion? She was so fun to paint, especially since I once had two Yorkies myself. This is 10" x 10" and is sold, but you may commission one for yourself at just $175. Email me here for details. I'll get right back to you.

Bella D Rose, Female Golden Retriever 12" x 12" oil on canvas

Beautiful, Beautiful Bella. This dog has the most soulful eyes I've ever seen. She's a young dog and is owned by Dave Perez and Mickey Evans. She was a joy to paint! She can only grow more gorgeous with age. This painting is sold, but you may commission your own painting in this size (12" x 12") for just $225. Email me here for details and we'll get started right away!

Enzo, Male Bulldog 10"x10" oil on canvas

Meet Enzo! He's a most handsome Bulldog and is owned by Alex and Jeannie Strazzanti, proprietors of the Oasis Art Gallery in Wallingford, just out of Seattle, Washington. Enzo is a pampered pooch, and I really enjoyed showing him in all his regal glory. This painitng is sold, but you may commission one of your own by contacting me through this link. I will get back to you right away with answers to any questions you may have regarding your commissioned pet portrait.