Category Archives: pet portrait

Commissioned Father’s Day Portrait: Keith, Seuss and Munchkin

This portrait was a total Father’s Day surprise for Keith from his wife and children, and it was so much fun to put together. 25% discount on portraits lasts until June 30, 2021 I can’t get a portrait done by then, but you can still purchase a portrait before the end of the month and […]

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The Artist’s Life: Accepted Into an Exhibit, “Bath, Interrupted”

I entered this painting into two back-to-back exhibits through the 2021 Westmoreland Art Nationals, the Westmoreland County Community College Exhibit and the Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival, and it was accepted into both! Mariposa didn’t win any of the regular show awards, but she is still in the running for the People’s Choice Award, determined […]

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Marketplace: Commissioned Portrait Specials for Special People

I always feature my traditional Mother’s and Father’s Day discounts on commissioned pet portraits from April through June so you can have a discount on a special portrait for that person in your life who inspired you to love animals. Read more on The Creative Cat: Marketplace: Commissioned Portrait Specials for Special People

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Commissioned Portrait: Sky

Sky was a Blue Merle Australian Sheep Dog and this portrait was a Christmas gift for my client’s father. Sky was a happy, social dog, accepting everyone into his circle of favorite people. His personality made Sky the center of his companion’s universe; as my client put it, “If my mother, my sister, Sky and […]

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What’s on My Easel: Amy

A good start on my next commissioned portrait, “Amy”, former feral mom cat happy in her forever rescue home. This portrait will be about 16 x 22 and is painted in pastel. Read more about this portrait on The Creative Cat: What’s on My Easel: Amy

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Start Your New Year With “Great Rescues Day Book”

If you enjoy my rescue stories and my artwork, you can have, or give as a gift, a year’s worth of my portraits and rescue stories in Great Rescues Day Book. Read more about this book on The Creative Cat: Marketplace: Start Your New Year With “Great Rescues Day Book”

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Commissioned Portrait: Mulder, Scully and Casey

We all know what TV show these three were named for! Popular back in 2000 when I painted this portrait. This portrait was for a man to give to his wife for her birthday, featuring all their “kids”—in fact, he requested I add “The Kids” to the mat below the portrait in calligraphy. Read more […]

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Commissioned Portrait Trio: Lucy, Ethel and Bubba

I just finished this trio of portraits of, Bubba, Lucy and Ethel, three rescued shelter cats adopted from the Petco adoption area where their human volunteered. Read more about these fine felines on The Creative Cat: Commissioned Portrait Trio: Lucy, Ethel and Bubba

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My Award, Your Win, “Allegro Moderato”

Awards were announced in the Cat Writers’ Association 2018 Communications Contest on Saturday, May 18, during the three-day conference in St. Louis. I didn’t get to go to the conference and missed not only the awards banquet but also the speakers and seminars, networking, meeting with editors and seeing all the other cat writers and […]

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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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