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Irish Setter: Pete

Irish Setter: Pete

Meet Pete my latest commissioned dog portrait.  This Irish Setter loves sitting in his leather chair. As his owner describes, "Pete is a happy go lucky and goofy," but in looking at photos of Pete there is a serious side to him, I captured the demure side of Pete in...

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Saluki: Jovie

Saluki: Jovie

The Saluki is dear to my heart since I live with four of them.  My affinity for the breed comes out in my drawings.  I always love it when I am asked to draw my breed. This drawing of Jovie represents my first attempt at creating a particolored Saluki. It is much...

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Cat Writers Association: Fine Art Muse Winner

Cat Writers Association: Fine Art Muse Winner

I am thrilled to say that I am the recipient of the 2018 Cat Writers Association Competition Muse Winner in Fine Arts for my drawing of Sima the Siamese Cat.  I can also say that I am the first to win this award because 2018 was the first offering of an award for Fine...

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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel: Cavalier Too

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel: Cavalier Too

One of my latest Monotypes depicts Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.  I abstractly created this head study.  Although the monotype process utilizes ink, I  also incorporate pastels to accent as a way to accent this hand pulled print.  The color of this Cavalier is...

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Chinese Crested: Geppetto

Chinese Crested: Geppetto

My latest commissioned pet portrait was of a Chinese Crested named Geppetto. The Chinese Crested comes in two varieties, the hairless and the ones with fur also known as the Powderpuff. In this dog portrait, I loved the wispy hair around the face. Geppetto is also...

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Siamese Cat – Sima

Siamese Cat – Sima

This Siamese cat was my most recent commissioned cat portrait.  This was a special gift to someone for Hanukkah and was well received. I love the blue of the Siamese cat's eyes.  The blue eyes gives this cat breed its character.  The eyes seem to sparkle and the...

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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel: Ruby

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel: Ruby

Ruby, a red Cavalier King Charles Spaniel was a commissioned portrait that my husband's long time friend, Jack Roth ordered to give to a dear friend.  While creating this portrait, Ruby passed to the Rainbow Bridge, thereby making this a very special gift.  Remember a...

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Pumpkin Patch: Harvest Time with Pumpkins

Pumpkin Patch: Harvest Time with Pumpkins

As Autumn descends upon us it time to think about harvest and the fruits of the season.  Pumpkins seem to appear everywhere and soon I get to sample my favorite dessert,  Pumpkin Pie.  Honoring the season this Monotype depicts three pumpkins in a pumpkin patch.  This...

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Sport: Mixed Breed Dog

Sport: Mixed Breed Dog

When a close girlfriend lost her dog of many years, I had to give her a drawing of her dog, Sport.  Although Sport, a mixed breed was not a Saluki like his roommates, sometimes I think he thought he was as tall and fast as them.  This dog portrait of Sport portrays...

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German Pinscher: Zippo

German Pinscher: Zippo

Check out my latest pastel drawing, a commissioned pet portrait of a German Pinscher named Zippo, who resides in Florida. This dog portrait depicts a red German Pinscher.  From my understanding, Zippo got his name because he races around all the time, especially in...

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Grizzle Saluki: Zeke

Grizzle Saluki: Zeke

It is a sad day when we lose our pets.  In this case, it was a Grizzle Saluki I bred, who lived with my good friends Verial Whitten and Barbara Nackarud.  Shortly after I received an email from Verial asking if I could draw Zeke.   She hoped to gift Barbara a drawing...

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Goldendoodle: Miles

Goldendoodle: Miles

Sharing another of my holiday commissions, a dog portrait that I created in 2017.  Obviously, I could not post until the recipient of the gift received the drawing.  Miles is a Goldendoodle always adorned with a tie or scarf.  In most the images Miles carries a smile,...

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Standard Poodle: Odin

Standard Poodle: Odin

Meet Odin, an apricot colored Standard Poodle and a commissioned dog portrait I created in pastels for the holidays. Pet Portraits make lovely gifts. In creating this dog portrait I requested a selection of images so I could then select the photo that most inspires me...

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Fred And Wilma: Mixed Breed Dogs

Fred And Wilma: Mixed Breed Dogs

Meet Fred and Wilma, two mixed breed dogs that are buddies and my most recent commissioned pet portrait. Creating a dog portrait of two fluffy white dogs can be challenging. I always ask for a selection of photos so I can decide on the image that most inspires me. In...

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Bernese Mountain Dog: Hugo

Bernese Mountain Dog: Hugo

This drawing of a Bernese Mountain Dog was inspired by a photo taken of Hugo at a wine tasting my husband, and I attended.  Hugo's owner, George Skorka, takes Hugo to many wine and trade tastings.  You could say Hugo is the Los Angeles wine trade tasting mascot.  For...

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