Category Archives: Featured Artwork

Fifth Anniversary of Two Cats After van Gogh

It’s the fifth anniversary of this piece of artwork. It’s hard to believe it’s been five years since I saw the exhibit “Van Gogh Up Close” and came home with a head full of ideas—and that evening sketched Giuseppe and Mr. Sunshine on the landing for my first “Cats After van Gogh” sketch, a theme […]


January Featured Artwork and Desktop Calendar: “Snowy Morning”

From January 2015, one of my favorite sketches, and it also won both a CWA Certificate of Excellence and a Muse Medallion for illustration in the 2015 Communications Contest. It’s inspired by Bella watching a snow flurry, and in honor of her new status as a member of our feline family here I’ve chosen “Snowy […]


Just Three More Days for Free September New Member Print: “Autumn in the Valley”

This painting captures early autumn for me, the leaves just beginning to turn, the stunning blue sky drifting with deepening clouds, a little chilly in the canoe on Chartiers Creek. If you like this art too, you can get a free print of it by registering for an account on Portraits of Animals before the […]