The Last Hunt

January 11, 2017

A man contacted me to paint a portrait of his dog, Kirby a black lab.  Mr. Kirby was a hunting dog but also a family dog and much loved.  The photo he wanted me to use shows the last hunt together in North Dakota.  In this pastel portrait, Kirby is looking out the field where […]

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English Labs and English Retrievers

January 5, 2017

The thing about the English…they like their cream!   These two dogs are both a beautiful cream color which is challenging as the paper I use is also off white.  In this situation, the owner has commissioned me for more than a dozen portrait.  She has them all framed a like and in groups around the […]

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Bergin University Dog – Erma – English Golden

January 4, 2017

Erma’s life was a service dog’s life. Originally she was breed at the Bergin Canine University for a life helping someone in need.  Now retired at 12 years old she is with a loving family.  The husband wanted to surprise his wife with a portrait of Erma so he set the wheels in motion!  This […]

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Kids-n-K9s

December 28, 2016

Since we are all dog lovers here I wanted to share a new product that I have recently put on the market.  As a dog trainer I have seen the results of dog bites to children and hear the stories of how these bites happened.  Most of the time the bites may have been avoided […]

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Think Early for Christmas!

November 3, 2016

  Every year I am impressed with people that plan in advance for their portraits.  People are already getting their requests in for their loved ones.  Here is one that has been completed and shipped out across the county.  Their are locals that have completed their paintings but I can’t let you see these yet […]

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Portrait to Cesar Millan

October 19, 2016

Saturday, October 15, 2016 was the Bay Area Pet Fair held in Marin, California.  I was working that day at the Dairydell Canine booth and Cesar also was working at the fair promoting a new show coming up next year and doing some demonstration training with dogs in the audience. This was just too convenient […]

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Roper Retrieving

October 5, 2016

Roper Retrieving is a pastel portrait that I did for a surprise gift to a great guy.  This piece measures 10″x 20″.  Roper was a special dog and pasted away this past July.  He is greatly missed as are all of our much loved dogs.

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Elegant Baci – Greyhound

October 5, 2016

I’ve had the pleasure of creating several art pieces with greyhounds as the subject over the years.  Truly  beautiful dogs.   This handsome guy with a brindle coat is named is Baci.  This piece is one of my color pencil/watercolor paint pieces.  The head measures about 8″by 10″.    This lucky dog lives with a couple in […]

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Yappy Hour Event to Benefit Bergin University

September 29, 2016

What could be better than drinking wine and being around lots of beautiful canines!  September 9th was a very special event in which I partnered with Bergin University of Canine Studies at a wine happy hour or “Yappy hour” to share my art and announce that for the months of December 2016 – June 2017 […]

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AKC Canine Gallery – Second Year!

September 6, 2016

I was lucky that AKC was actually featuring Golden Retrievers for this edition.   As it turned out, that is the portrait I happened submit.  This portrait of the golden retriever I did is one of my all time favorites.  I so glad it was featured in Family Dog Magazine.

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