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

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

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

Huck; 8×10 oil on canvas

This is hands down one of my favorite pet portraits ever. I have a big heart for labs and Huck absolutely stole my heart while I was painting him. He looks like such a sweetheart! I painted this commission for a … Continue reading

Mel; 5×7 oil on canvas

Today I am sharing another pet portrait that I completed this past spring. I painted this portrait of Mel for one of my best friends to give as a gift to her step-sister. The recipient was literally in tears when she … Continue reading

Sadie; 11×14 oil on canvas

Sorry it has been a while since I last posted. I have several completed paintings to share with you all and will do so over the next few days. I have been painting more and more pet portraits recently…I really enjoy painting … Continue reading

Mattie; 12×16 oil on canvas

Happy New Year!! I can’t believe it’s 2016! Anyone have any good resolutions? One of mine is to complete 52 paintings – one per week. I’m writing it down here so you all can help keep me accountable! If you’ll recall … Continue reading

A girl’s best friends; 8×10 oil on canvas

This post features another one of the commission pieces I finished and delivered last week. My dear friend Andrea and her husband Noah asked me to paint this for Noah’s sister, Allie, as a Christmas gift. What a sweet and thoughtful present! … Continue reading