Irish Setter Dog: Toby

Irish Setter Dog: Toby

Meet Toby, a three-year-old Irish Setter dog, and the model for my latest dog portrait commission. Toby lives with a family with his canine friends, another Irish setter dog named Pete, and two Wire Haired Dachshunds called Finn and Otto. Toby loves to sit in the...
Chihuahua Mix: Olivia

Chihuahua Mix: Olivia

Olivia, a Chihuahua mix, is my latest commission pet portrait, or pawtrait as I call my drawings. This dog portrait is the third pastel drawing I created for this family. Having done two other drawings for this family, I knew they wanted to keep the same color scheme...
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...
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...
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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