This dreamy eyed pup is Kimi. I had the pleasure of painting Kimi and her sister Noelle as a gift for a guy who was about to be deployed. The small size paintings on panels (6x6) were perfect for packing in a suitcase and having a sweet reminder of his pups back home. original reference [...]

Come Play with Me – Golden Retriever


I was honored to have "Come Play with Me - Golden Retriever" accepted into the 2019 Juried BRAA biennial at the Moss Art Center in Blacksburg, VA. I loved how the show organizers placed him facing a window in the exhibit. She told me she placed him there because she thought a pup painting should [...]

3 Past Golden Retrievers and a Present Goldendoodle


I had the honor of painting Sophie, Argo, Maddie, and Katie. 3 past beautiful Golden Retrievers and the families new Goldendoodle. They were each painted in oil on 5x7 panels and then framed together to make a beautiful composition of their beloved family of dogs.   Reference photos:



Squeak is the son of Buster who I painted a few weeks back. In order to get the best look for Squeak, I combined two provided images so that I could get the whole body of Squeak but use the more pleasing forward facing look. As you can see in the painting, I removed the chair [...]

Progression of a Brittany Spaniel Painting!


Progression of a Brittany Spaniel Painting! I had a fun time photographing a spunky Brittany Spaniel the other day who did not take well to getting her photo taken! I must have shot 50 photos with my camera and Iphone just hoping to get one shot of her looking at me. I was thrilled to get [...]

You Looking at Me?! Basset Hound


“You looking at me?!” I just loved the guilty expression on this Basset Hound (reference photo from Karen Brommelsick)! I am exhibiting at an upcoming annual exhibit for the BRAA (Blacksburg Regional Art Association) and this years theme is “Let’s Face It”. To me the Basset Hound had the perfect expression for the theme. [...]

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