Category Archives: Artwork

Commission and paintings I’m working on.

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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Playing With Historical Portraiture

In this line of work, I learn a little more about historical figures than I otherwise would. Battista Sforza lived in the mid 1400s and was married at age 13 to Federico da Montefeltro, Duke of Urbino, a man who … Continue reading

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What to wear, what to wear…

Over the last two years, Lord Basil the Guinea Pig (dressed as Count Charles Chasset) has been the top selling print in my Etsy Shop. It seemed to me that he needed a companion…. a print that Guinea Pig fans … Continue reading

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Dressed-up American Dogs Invade England

A month or so ago, I launched a new product in my Etsy Shop; my images on magnets. A mother and daughter team in London were intrigued. They have a weekly booth at Covent Garden, a large bazaar in London, … Continue reading

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A Fine Art Gallery on the Refrigerator

When I had the idea that I wanted to get serious about my artwork, refrigerator magnets never crossed my mind. Then, I came to love painting companion animals in the style of classic historical portraiture. . My Old World Portraits … Continue reading

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Painting A Kitty Family

Over the last six months or so, I have had the pleasure of painting the cat family of a person who clearly adores her felines. We’ve been making an enjoyable project of each one individually. Though many of my clients … Continue reading

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Today is “If Pets Had Thumbs Day”

And if the did have thumbs, I might have a little competition!

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Lina, and Yorkie in a Blue Dress

Last year, I was asked to paint a portrait of Lina, a Sheba Inu. It was a gift from Courtney to her mother, Lina’s person. We used a painting by John Singer Sargent as reference for the portrait This year, … Continue reading

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Bunny Print Debuts in my Etsy Shop Today!

    This is Elwood, beloved pet of a Navy career man. When selecting just the right attire for Elwood, rank was top on the list of considerations. Elwood is depicted as Vice Admiral Sir Thomas Hardy, who commanded Lord … Continue reading

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