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Pearl’s Of Wisdom: The Sly Saluki

Pearl’s Of Wisdom: The Sly Saluki

As an artist, I never know what will motivate my style. The influences vary from one day to another. As an art major in college and growing up around the arts, my work is often influenced by artists of the past. After a 20-year hiatus of letting my artistically...

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Dachshund Poodle Mix – Whitney

Dachshund Poodle Mix – Whitney

Meet Whitney, a model for one of my recent dog portraits.  Whitney is a Dachshund Poodle mix who is about 12 years old. Whitney is a supper social dog around both people and dogs.  She is curious about squirrels and gophers.  I am guessing that is the Dachshund in her...

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Silky Yorkshire Terrier: Lola

Silky Yorkshire Terrier: Lola

Who could resist this cute face of one of my recent dog portraits?  Meet Lola, who was rescued from the streets of Ventura.  Lola is either a Silkie Terrier or a Yorkie Terrier. Lola's owners take her everywhere in either a stroller or backpack, making her a...

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Mixed Breed Rescue Dog: Bird

Mixed Breed Rescue Dog: Bird

Bird is a mixed breed rescue dog that a friend in Northern California ordered as one of two commissioned dog portraits for her daughter.  This drawing is the companion to a drawing I created called Moose. Saying goodbye to our furry friends is so hard.  In the case of...

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American Bulldog Pit Bull Mix: Moose

American Bulldog Pit Bull Mix: Moose

Moose was an American Bulldog Pit Bull mix.  A friend in Northern California ordered two dog portraits for her daughter.  One is this drawing of Moose. About Moose the American Bulldog Pit Bull Mix When my friend's daughter was in graduate school in Florida, majoring...

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Orange Tabby Cat: Gemini

Orange Tabby Cat: Gemini

Meet Gemini, an Orange Tabby Cat who is the subject of my latest commissioned cat portraits. Although Gemini just turned 5 years old in November and a Scorpio, her owner named her Gemini because she’s his little Gem. Gemini's Orange Tabby Cat Personality Gemini acts...

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Maltipoo: Freddy

Maltipoo: Freddy

Meet Freddy, a Maltipoo who commissioned me to create this dog portrait.  The breed combines the Maltese with a toy or miniature poodle. The breed is gentle, playful, and highly intelligent. Freddy's owner describes him as having the silliest and sweetest...

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Blue Nose Pitbull Terrier: Hank

Blue Nose Pitbull Terrier: Hank

Hank, a Blue Nose Pitbull Terrier was my most recent commissioned pet portrait. Created for a friend to give her stepson for his birthday, Hank is a bundle of joy, a wiggly dog who loves to play tug of war. I created this pastel drawing from an image of Hank looking...

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Coton de Tulear: Small White Dog Rosie

Coton de Tulear: Small White Dog Rosie

My first dog portrait of 2021 depicts Rosie, a Coton de Tulear.  The Coton is a small white dog named after the city of Tuléar in Madagascar and known as the “Royal Dog of Madagascar." Those that own the Coton de Tulear find they make a bright, happy companion dog....

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Scottish Terrier: Muffin

Scottish Terrier: Muffin

When IFWTWA, International Food Wine Travel Writers Association, wanted to honor our last President, Linda Kissam, for her years of work for the organization, I thought what better way than having the board give her a pastel drawing of her Scottish Terrier, Muffin....

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Furry Friend Tabby Cat: Elvis

Furry Friend Tabby Cat: Elvis

When we lose a furry friend, whether it is a cat or a dog, there is a huge void in our lives.  Our homes seem empty without the presence of our pet, who was part of our life for many years.  Some of us need space before bringing the next furry friend into our lives. ...

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White Fluffy Dog: Winnie

White Fluffy Dog: Winnie

The holidays always bring in more pet portrait commissions.  2020 was no different.  My first pet portrait of the season was a white fluffy dog named Winnie.  I had done a dog portrait of Silkie for this family in 2005. They remembered me and last year they contacted...

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Shetland Sheepdog: Tormey The Sheltie

Shetland Sheepdog: Tormey The Sheltie

Losing a pet can be very difficult. One of the best ways to remember your pet is through a pet portrait. Many of the drawings I create are for those who recently lost their fur babies. This drawing of Tormey, a Shetland Sheepdog who recently passed to the rainbow...

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Animal Face Masks with Face Mask Art

Animal Face Masks with Face Mask Art

Unique gifts and items displaying the artwork of Cori Solomon are found on both FineArt America.com and Pixels.com.  These include animal face masks since they are the new norm in our daily dress code. Animal lovers looking for face masks will now find them available...

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Gray Toy Poodle: Dolly

Gray Toy Poodle: Dolly

I drew this gray-colored Toy Poodle as a holiday commissioned pet portrait last December. The portrait portrays Dolly, who always wears red ribbons in her hair. Actually the ribbons accent her gray fur nicely. Dolly has a grin on her face as if her teasing smile...

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