What a beautiful world it would be if people had hearts like dogs

To say I love animals is an understatement! I could not imagine my life without animals, I believe they are angels sent from heaven for those of us who truly understand just how amazing and wonderful they are. 

I also love painting, so it was not a stretch to combine the two. I can honestly say I am living my best life combining my favorite things. 

Painting an heirloom pet portrait for a beloved furry family member that will be a cherished keepsake is truly one of the most thoughtful ways to show just how much you love your fur-baby. 

 It’s important for me to point out that I don’t use filters or anything that creates an instant “effect” Those effects truly are horrible, not realistic at all because they are generated by computer calculations. 

I did not study for decades to be a classically trained painter to “pretend” to paint. I spend many days/hours and in some cases months on my paintings. Hand painting stroke by stroke as I do in traditional mediums with my pressure sensitive tablet and art pen. 

I typically paint in oils although I do dabble in other mediums like watercolor, acrylics or just a pencil and paper.  I'm a big fan of Ansel Adams photography I love black and white art. I also love John Singer Sargent’s work and Rembrandt just to name a few. 

I take great pride in creating pet portraits as my clients tend to become family because we have bonded over our mutual love for fur-babies. 

Hope you will join the family! :) 

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