Marketplace: Two-layer Masks and Matching Accessory Bags

Feline-themed double layer masks with a pocket for a filter and matching accessory bags with my feline artwork. And some flower designs too! I get the feeling we’ll need these for a while, so I decided to design my own mask with a few special features, and also printed accessory bags to match. I stocked […]

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July Nature Desktop Calendar: Curious Fawn

For this painting I used self-prepared smooth deep charcoal matboard coated with my favorite transparent pastel ground, Golden Acrylic Ground for Pastels, so that I would start with a dark background. I painted it without any guidelines, just hitting the surface with my pastels and letting it work out. And I mean literally hitting the […]

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Summer Season Special: 25% Off All Commissioned Artwork

Until July 31, 2020, I’m offering 25% off all commissioned fine artwork, all subjects and media. I’m known for my “portraits of animals”, but you can also commission me to paint non-animal subjects. In fact, I’ve been commissioned to paint some very special places already: the view from a friend’s vacation home, a special place […]

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My First Solo Art Exhibit, 20 Years Ago Today

Honestly, I can’t believe it’s been 20 years. I’d participated in many group shows, but for a practicing artist, a solo show was like a debut. “The Extraordinary in the Ordinary: Celebrating the art in everyday life” In every moment of every day, everywhere I go, I see something extraordinarily beautiful and inspiring. When I […]

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June Nature Desktop Calendar: Greenhouse Gerberas

I took the reference photo for this painting at a local greenhouse in 2013. I’ve always liked colorful gerbera daisies and their bold smiling faces. I’ve used it for a few graphic designs and decided someday I’d paint it too. So that time was now. I chose oil pastel because I’ve come to enjoy working […]

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25% Off All Commissioned Artwork

Until June 30, 2020, I’m offering 25% off all commissioned fine artwork, all subjects and all media. 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 […]

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Featured Artwork: “They Miss You When You’re Gone”

Years ago the owner of the veterinary hospital I used suggested he’d like to have customized sympathy cards. The project never came to be but I kept the ink and monochrome drawings I did in working out ideas for those cards and printed my own first set of note cards in 1992 (more about those […]

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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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Virtual Open House Update and Specials

I am still celebrating the earth here, and I’ll be happy to honor the specials from days 1 and 2 of my open house through the coming weekend, but I’ll hold the rest for a little later. If you tried to reach my site last weekend and weren’t able to, I apologize. It sounds like […]

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Virtual Open House Day 2: Felines and Flowers Greetings Collection

So what’s in this package anyway? All the materials for you to keep track and send greetings for birthdays, anniversaries, events and any other noted or annual life event for yourself, family and friends in Great Rescues Day Book, and at least 70 greeting cards to meet the occasion in a mix of feline-themed cards […]

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