Category Archives: Artwork

Commission and paintings I’m working on.

My Exhibit at the Civilization Museum in Quebec

I am proud to participate in this museum‘s exploration into the world of cats. My artwork is in a room where visitors are encouraged to sit with a (real-looking) cat and experience the joys of purring. An exhibition that lets … Continue reading

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Huffington Post Says My Portraits Are So Bad, They’re Good

I’ll take it! In a recent Huffington Post article about hilarious white elephant gifts, my Lady Pom Pom was chosen among 18 other gems of gifts people might give at a Yankee swap for the entertainment of it. My Old … Continue reading

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A Feature About Me in Rural Intelligence

Love this article that just came out today. It’s so well-written that even I’m extra-super inspired about my paintings today! Featured Creatures: The Old World Pet Portraits Of Carol Lew By Amy Krzaik My cat, Oliver, believes himself to be … Continue reading

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Buster made the New York Times

This shrine dedicated to the late Buster is not the only interesting feature in Chris Grabenstein’s apartment. And the New York Times thought his place interesting enough to showcase it in Easter Sunday’s “What I Love” feature in the Real … Continue reading

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Wellington the Guinea Pig

Far far away, in a land called Australia, there lived a Guinea Pig named Wellington. He was well loved by his person, and when his life was over, his person was very sad. The friends of his person decided to … Continue reading

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Sebastian the Saint Bernard

Sebastian’s people live near a Civil War battlefield in the south, and felt that a portrait of Stonewall Jackson would be a good refrence for their dog’s portrait. He does look quite handsome in uniform.

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Napoleon, If He Was A Guinea Pig

Of all the many images in my Etsy Shop, Guinea Pigs are at the top of the popularity list. I confess, I have never known a Guinea Pig, but I do think they’re adorable. They look awfully cute in clothes … Continue reading

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Portrait Happily Received

One of my clients, Gretchen, sent me a video of her sister Heidi opening a gift; the portrait I had painted of Heidi’s beloved, departed cat, Baldwin. Only once before have I seen a person receive one of my portraits … Continue reading

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Anne of Cleves

History is much more fun when dogs are involved! Anne of Cleves was the fourth wife of Henry VIII, and only held that post for seven months in 1540. She was luckier than most of Henry’s wives in that she … Continue reading

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If Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a Yorkie

Neha commissioned me to paint her husband’s beloved dog Louie as a birthday gift. It’s always an interesting game to figure out just the right character and outfit for an Old World Pet Portrait. Neha made a great choice. “Our … Continue reading

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