"Gustav" — an Original Modern Pet Portrait


Gustav, our beloved fish and friend. He passed away on our pilgrimage to Portland from Phoenix; he actually died in our hotel room at Disneyland. We managed a proper burial and now he rests in the “happiest place on earth”. He was one of the first pieces in the “Little Animal” series.

Product Description

Original — 7″x5″ — Acrylic, Ink and Water Color on French Water Color Paper

Gustav now resides in the beautiful offices of OVO in downtown Portland, Oregon.

About the Little Animals Series:

My work is about bringing forth happiness. And what makes us happier than the animals we love?

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 creature, has a unique and fascinating story to tell. That’s why there is nothing formulaic about my one-of-a-kind Little Animals portraits. Before ever determining a medium or style, I spend time observing and connecting with your pet in a familiar environment. It truly makes me happy to capture the essence of your animal—the quizzical expression, the lovable quirkiness, the joyful zest for life—for you to cherish forever.

Are you interested in a modern portrait commission of your little animal? If so, contact me.


Additional Information

Dimensions 7 x 5 in


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