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Modern Pet Portrait Commissions

Contrary to the stereotype of the brooding, inwardly focused artist, I seek genuine connection with others. As you may have guessed, “others” includes animals. I believe every person—and every pet—has a unique and fascinating story to tell. That’s why there is nothing formulaic about my one-of-a-kind pet portrait commissions. It truly makes me happy to […]

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Beauty And The Brooch

Beauty And The Brooch: This series is inspired by my youth. Growing up, I spent the occasional bit of time at my Grandma Audrey’s house. She always had pink lemonade and everyone of her candy dishes was filled with Brach’s neapolitan caramels or red and white peppermints (reserved for Grandpa only). After a few trips to the candy bowls, […]

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Your Majesty’s Request

Dear Friends, The Queen of England loves her dogs. I KNOW we all love our dogs—and pets—but the Royals have been painting, dressing, grooming, showing and loving them for centuries. I have  come to realize that my wonderful client’s enjoy seeing their dogs Royal-fide. There have been requests for crowns, metals of honor, royal uniforms, swords, […]

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Little Animals

My work is about bringing forth happiness—and what makes us happier than the animals we love? My inspiration for the “Little Animals” series happened while on a flight from New Orleans to Portland. It was Thanksgiving day and there was a layover in Las Vegas. I was reading a biography about Mrs. Brooke Astor, the […]

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