The Huntress: Four Photos

About the artwork On a quiet afternoon the garden was full of excitement. For several years before moving in with me, Mimi “belonged” to a neighbor who would not spay her and she had six litters of kittens*. She hunted for food for her kittens, and my yard was her territory. Now that she’s a […]

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Upcoming Event, Walking Around: Poetry, Photos and Paintings

Walking Around: Poetry, Photos and Paintings of Carnegie November 2, 2017, 7:00 p.m. Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall Observations and findings from walks around Carnegie, finding insights in everyday things and events, the extraordinary in the ordinary, including a poetry reading and exhibit of photos and paintings. It’s been a while since I […]

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Groceries, Art, and My Hat With Wildflowers

Kind of sweet and sentimental and actually the last sketch I did on my roundabout trip to the grocery store with pastels and camera. When I came home and parked my bike to unpack it, I untied the bunch of wildflowers I’d gathered and my sketching hat from the back of my bike and set […]

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Summer Solstice Newsletter From Portraits of Animals

It’s the Summer Solstice issue of my quarterly Nature & Wildlife e-newsletter featuring summer art and photos, new merchandise, summer-themed poetry and even a short story, plus upcoming exhibits. I always have a special discount with each issue. Click here to read the newsletter Sign up if you’re not already a recipient. This newsletter is […]

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Yes? on a Small Jute Tote Bag

I’ve been enjoying trying out the various pre-made tote bags I can purchase to print on. I’ve always wanted to see my lady leopard, “Yes?”, on a jute burlap bag and in my searches found a series of lined and shaped bags that are more like purses than little totes. I imprinted on both sides […]

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A Gallery of Summer Artwork

I’ve featured a few of my favorites, and below is a collage of summer artwork you can choose from.

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Summer 2017 Nature and Wildlife Quarterly Sampler Box

It’s time to feature some of my favorite summer images on some of my newest products in my quarterly Nature and Wildlife Sampler Box. Being quarterly makes the decisions even more difficult, but that means I have so much to offer. I’m pleased with the idea of being able to give viewers an inexpensive sampling […]

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Setting Up a Display

One of the things I like best about setting up a display is actually getting to see the things I’ve made. Really, all these things are packed away when they aren’t on display, so after I’ve made them and photographed them for my website, I pack them away to keep them clean and new-looking until […]

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Hearts and Paws Pet Adoption and Care Fair June 17, Hope to See You Tomorrow

I’ll have as much of my handmade goods as I can pack and set up, plus greeting cards, garden flags, prints of artwork on paper and canvas and selected originals and framed prints. I’ll be near HCMT and Pittsburgh CAT for this event that’s really fun for meeting a lot of pets and adoptable animals […]

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A Special Gift for the Cat Guy in Your Life

In 2010 a friend and customer Carolyn said she’d like to commission me to create a portrait of her brother-in-law and his cat as a gift for his retirement from 40 years of teaching high school biology. The cat, Simba, was a great love of Fred, and had been for all Simba’s 17 years at […]

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