Category Archives: Animals

Stories about pets and shelter animals.

Bunsen – A Great Little Helper

Bunsen is never far from me as I go about my day fulfilling mail orders, painting portraits, working on my computer. And it’s only fitting that he pull his weight in the family to help out. He is particularly suited … Continue reading

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Bugus Bunsen Bean

Anyone who has the pleasure and privilege of sharing their lives with pets, has also experienced the sad, empty feeling when you lose them. Over the last five months, we lost our beloved Louise and Walter to old-age issues. For … Continue reading

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The Bees in My Loft

I am a first year beekeeper. Actually, I have been told that I can’t claim the beekeeper title until I have hives that survive for a whole year. I’m doing the beekeeping thing a little different than most folks; my … Continue reading

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The Dignity of Animals

Whether I’m painting Old World Portraits or giving my dog a belly rub, my life is largely about animals. That’s why I spend a good bit of time each week volunteering for organizations who help the ones who are down … Continue reading

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The Return of Frenchie

I’ve been busily working on five new images of Frenchie, at least two of which will be on wine labels this coming year.     

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Pugs In Chairs Series

Okay, it’s not really about artwork I’ve done. After all, the photos here are rather poor quality. But pay attention to the creativity of the subjects. They find just the right way to fit themselves together into the canvas of … Continue reading

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Incontinent dogs

We have three dogs and they’re all incontinent. It didn’t start out that way. First we adopted Louise, a 13 year old pug whose history made the problem understandable. I fashioned a system that includes suspenders, disposable cruisers for everyday … Continue reading

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A Gathering of Beekman 1802 Artisans

  The Beekman Boys invited 32 local artisans, craftspeople, chefs, cheesemakers, and artists to the farm for a picnic. We are the people who make Beekman products. Note cards and Christmas ornaments with my animal portraits on them are my … Continue reading

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Louise

This is Louise, the newest addition to the Lew family. She had a tough life but she is one happy little girl anyway!

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Animal Life

For the past 4 or so years, I have written several articles each month for a great local publication called Animal Life. I know the publisher personally, and we share a deep love for animals, especially the “under dogs”. My … Continue reading

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