Diamond Designer; 5×7 oil on canvas

Over the years I have painted a lot of pet portraits – mostly dogs, some cats, even a bird – but this is my first horse painting. I was contacted via Etsy by a world champion horse rider to paint … Continue reading

Ebony; 12×16 oil on canvas

I was asked to paint this portrait of Ebony by one of my coworkers. Sadly, Ebony passed away late last year, very unexpectedly. Though I never met Ebony in person, I had gotten to know her through photos and stories. From … Continue reading

Taylor; 11×14 oil on canvas

I am finally getting around to updating my blog with some paintings I completed late last year and early this year. I painted this commissioned portrait of Taylor to be given as a Christmas gift. Unfortunately, Taylor passed away between the … Continue reading

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

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

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

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

Sunset Avenue; 16×20 oil on canvas

This painting was commissioned by a coworker as a Father’s Day gift for her husband. This is a portrait of the couple’s first home…where he proposed to her on the front porch, where they completed many renovation projects, and where … Continue reading