Jasmine; 8×10 oil on canvas

This is another commissioned painting that was given as a Christmas gift this year. I was contacted via my Facebook page by a mother who wanted to commission a portrait of her son’s dog, Jasmine, who had to be put … Continue reading

Gracie; 11×14 oil on canvas

As an artist who paints commissions, hearing about the reactions of thrilled recipients of my paintings just makes my day. I typically paint several commissions this time of year that are given as gifts, so in the days after Christmas … Continue reading

Merry Christmas!

After many years of wanting to feature a painting on my Christmas cards, followed by a few more years of planning to do so but then running out of time to work out all of the logistics, I finally made it happen! … Continue reading

Francis; 14×18 oil on canvas

I had a lot of fun painting this lovely portrait of such a sweet kitty, Francis, under the Christmas tree. Unfortunately, Francis passed away earlier this year. His owner reached out to me a few months ago via my website and … Continue reading

Andrea’s Dress; 5×7 oil on canvas

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This piece was also painted for my best friend, Andrea. She has shown me on numerous occasions the lovely wedding dress paintings that artists tout on Etsy – yes, I can take a hint! I painted this as a surprise … Continue reading

Daffodils; 12×16 oil on canvas

It’s been a while since I have painted flowers so I was delighted when my best friend, Andrea, asked me to paint these for her new house! Daffodils are her favorite flower and I know she’ll love seeing these every … Continue reading

Charley and Annabelle; 11×14 oil on canvas

  I painted these adorable dogs for my sweet friend, Rachel. She’s a total dog mom and these two babies are spoiled rotten! Charley is on the left and Annabelle is on the right, and they are the very best … Continue reading

Sunset over Uluru; 12×24 oil on canvas

I painted this oil painting of Uluru – or Ayers Rock – for my mom. We took a family trip to Australia in 2007 (well, it was really my parents’ 25th anniversary trip that I crashed because there was no … Continue reading

Beach abstracts; set of 3; 18×24 oil on canvas

This year, I have been fortunate enough to work on more commissioned paintings than ever before in my art career. The only downside is that I have less time to paint fun pieces just for myself. This summer, I squeezed in this set … Continue reading

Escape; 11×14 oil on canvas

I received this commission via my Etsy shop and shipped it to the customer who lives in New York City last week. The reference photo was taken at a family cabin in the Adirondacks in upstate New York and was commissioned … Continue reading