Maggie, colored pencil on toned paper, 14″ x 11″

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Hi everyone. It has been a while since I’ve posted any new work but with the holidays approaching, I’ve been busy again. Above is a portrait of Maggie. She belongs to my friend, Kristin’s mother. Kristin was my veterinarian when I lived in Tennessee. She and all her techs were a godsend. They helped me and my babies through so many tough times. Kristin, thank you so much for the commission!  Pinecrest Veterinary Clinic 

Oreo and Molly, mixed media, 12″ x 11″

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Oreo and Molly are English Fox Hounds. Their dad asked them to hop inside this Christmas sled and they willingly did so! This was one of many wonderful stories I was told about Oreo and Molly. They were two individuals with completely different personalities. Oreo was quiet and mellow, while Molly was always into something. They both lived long lives with their family from the time they were little pups into old age. I was commissioned to do a drawing of this great shot and truly enjoyed it.

Marilyn and Molly, colored pencil, 12″x 9″

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You may have seen the earlier posting of Oreo and Molly in the sled. Well, this commission is from the same client. It’s a surprise gift for his wife. This is Molly and Marilyn, the day they adopted her and brought her home. She lived a long happy life and brought them much joy. This gift is in remembrance of Molly. A donation for this portrait was given to the fantastic organization, Rutherford County Humane Society of North Carolina.

 

Full Circle, oil paint and graphite on paper, 30″ x 40″

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This is another piece from my series on elephants. It began simply as an oil painting on paper, but I found myself wanting to inscribe a poem about elephants into the paint. As I progressed, I found myself, simply venting, writing furiously about a personal issue I was having at the time. I felt as though I and the elephant were going through the same trials. Towards the end of the painting, I found myself back to writing the poem I began with. Hence, the name, “Full Circle.”