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Dog Portrait

2019 january dog portrait

A friend commissioned this portrait for a friend of theirs that had to say goodbye to their dog recently.

Portrait of Abbie

For my friend Brandon, who had to say goodbye to his beloved cat.

Abbie the cat

Art Gone Wild 2018 Final Pieces

I had a goal to paint five portraits, but in the end (with my busy work schedule), I only had time for four canvases. For a fun personal challenge, I went with an all bird theme, and I must say that my first time painting birds has me absolutley in love with the creatures. I had so much fun getting to know them and their unique behaviors and personalities! I’m excited to share my pieces for my second year as an Art Gone Wild artist for Zoo Atlanta!

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Fitz, the wreathed hornbill

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Gumby, the southern ground hornbill

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Cecil, the 39-year-old (!) double wattled cassowary

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Working on Art Gone Wild

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Working as fast and as hard as I can to finish my pieces for the Art Gone Wild show at Zoo Atlanta! Looks like I will have 4 when it is all said and done!

Some Illustrations

I have been so busy at work, but definitely trying to keep squeezing in some illustrations in the art journal. Here is my Vanessa (my cat), a quick self-portrait, and a sketch of my friend Mel in costume.

My take on ‘Love’ by Alexander Milov

No picture seems to capture the feeling of this 4’x5’ painting of Alexander Milov’s “Love” sculpture. The colors are so intense, the Inner Children and the cage-like adult figures are practically sculpted in the paint. What a lovely adventure it was to paint this! And I feel like I don’t work in oil paint as much as I’d love to. The drying time is always an inhibitor for commissions, but the owner of the company that requested this piece didn’t mind waiting patiently. Please enjoy!

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House Portrait

I suppose all of these illustrations around the city of Columbus inspired this commission! This was a gift so I had to hold off until after the family reunion this was done for.

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Art Gone Wild Final Pieces

I wanted to share with you guys the final pieces – both framed and unframed – from this month’s event at Zoo Atlanta. What an awesome experience this was! I miss going to the zoo every morning to paint.

Art Gone Wild @ Zoo Atlanta

The Art Gone Wild Fundraiser took place over the weekend kicking off with an art show on Friday night, and a two day sale over the weekend. It was such a joy to be a part of this event, and I can’t wait for next year as I hope to be selected as an artist for Zoo Atlanta again!

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Art Gone Wild Paint Out Week

I had a fantastic week meeting artists and animals alike as I started my collection for the show next weekend! I hope you enjoy these paintings and sketches. I will be sharing the framed pieces soon!