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Daphne the Mini Aussie


Daphne is a Miniature Australian Shepherd. I changed the background a bit on this, so it wouldn’t just be a field of green grass. Painted in 2013. Acrylic on canvas, 11×14.

Daphne's reference photo.

Daphne’s reference photo.

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Pippin the Perfect


About a year and a half after the loss of our cat Sheba, we decided it might be time to start thinking about adding another cat to the family. That very same day, we found Pippin as a tiny, scared feral stray.¬†That’s the way it is with cats. I’ve never actually chosen a cat. They’ve always picked me.

Pip is wonderful. From his wild and timid beginnings, he’s blossomed into an outgoing and extremely handsome boy. And shiny. Very shiny. Plus, he helps me paint.

Thanks, Pip. I'll keep that in mind.

Thanks, Pip. I’ll keep that in mind.

Painted in 2013. Acrylic on canvas board, 11×14.

Pippin's reference photo.

Pippin’s reference photo.

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Fergus the Black

FergusMemorial painting of my handsome Fergus. He and his brother Pippin were feral stray kittens rescued from under my neighbor’s porch. He was a wonderful boy, with slightly crossed eyes and the most gentle disposition of any cat I’ve ever known. He sadly passed away at the tender age of two. Painted in 2013. Acrylic on canvas board, 8×10.

Fergus' reference photo.

Fergus’ reference photo.

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Shadow and Sparrows

Shadow and Sparrows

This was painted as a baby shower gift for my great-niece Maddie. Since it was for a baby’s nursery, it’s a little more cutesy and craft-art style than I usually paint. I knew her room was going to be in pinks and browns, so I made the birdhouse, sparrows, morning glories and butterfly fit her color scheme. Painted in 2011. Acrylic on canvas, 16×20.

My niece loved it!

My niece loved it!

And I’ve been told that Maddie now likes to wave at the kitty in the painting.

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Sheba and the Man of the Wind


Memorial painting of my girl Sheba sitting on her favorite chair. I love the chair, too, but the nose on the Man of the Wind face on the back pokes you right in the spine, so it’s better off as a very fancy cat bed.

I didn’t have a good photo of her on the chair, so I improvised with a photo of the chair and a photo of her. Painted in 2006. Oil on canvas, 16×20.

Sheba's reference photo.

Sheba’s reference photo.

Man of the Wind chair.

Man of the Wind chair.



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