Category Archives: custom artwork

Commissioned Portrait Finished: Stained Glass Feline Family ~ The Creative Cat

When I finished adding all the little black outlines and stood back to get a good look at the whole painting, my heart skipped a beat. Read more about this unique custom portrait on The Creative Cat: Commissioned Portrait Finished: Stained Glass Feline Family ~ The Creative Cat

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Commissioned Portrait: Corky, Hearing Dog

This portrait of Corky the service dog was commissioned by a group of friends. Only 3 more days for 25% off the purchase of a portrait certificate or a commissioned portrait for someone who inspired you with animals that is booked between now and June 30, 2018. Read more below. ~~~ The sun-splashed green grass […]

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A Simple Ink Sketch of Our Parents’ Home

I have profiles on a number of different art sites, and this customer found me on a site for local artists to list themselves so that local people wanting art, either existing or commissioned, could look for local artists. In this case parents were moving out of the family home and selling it, and the […]

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Commissioned Home Paintings: A Unique Childhood Home, 1992

Sketches and paintings of homes were at one time a popular gift for children moving away, parents selling the big family home to downsize, or grandchildren who’d never seen the place but heard the stories. Photographing a home well enough to make it a framable portrait of the place is not an easy task as […]

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Mother’s Day Gifts and Ideas

Felines and flowers seem to be my specialty, and don’t they both work well for Mother’s Day? I offer their inspirations all the time, but Mother’s Day is one of those special days when a love of animals and an enjoyment of flowers are what is first on the list. I do have a lot […]

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Custom Artwork as Gifts

Whether to remember the home you grew up in, give a gift to your parents as they move from the family home, or remember a special shared place in a way that a photo can’t convey, a painting can create an atmosphere and a gift that is completely unique. Sometimes I’m fortunate to meet a […]

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My Feline- and Nature-themed Stuff at "The Outlet Barn"

So who would think a drafty old unheated honest-to-God barn from a long-time farm would be a hot spot for unique art and decorative items? The Outlet Barn Garden and Art Center has been in business in this very same old barn for the past 20 years, with a list of loyal customers and new […]

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A Great Rescue and Commissioned Portrait: "A Wonderful Gift"

SOMETIMES A CAT has so many connections to other cats or people or circumstances or places, but then this Peaches’s life was intertwined with her rescuer’s before she was even adopted. Sometimes the cat and the person are simply meant to be together. . . . . . . . Here’s how Peaches was rescued… […]

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