Two more shepherds!
Conan (pictured) and Max have joined their compadres in the Gouache Gallery and the K9 Gallery.
Just Finished: An African Wild Dog for Dog and Horse Fine Arts Gallery in Charleston, SC
3 new images have joined the site - a new gouache under Sheriff's dogs; a graphite of 2 old friends and in Wildlife images - a large 24x36 leopard image. Enjoy!
New Fabrics, wallpapers and decorative pillows
Just introduced - the beginnings of several new lines of fabric (which can also be made as wallpaper), and decorative pillows. These first images are pulled from studio archives - and are a giant leap forward! You'll see the fabrics in the store....but read on....
Latest portrait of a Sheriff’s Canine officer
Here is the painting of Sany - a shepherd who is close to retirement from the Sheriff's department. For several years, I've painted these dogs for the Sheriff and for the individual deputies, pro bono. A small way to say thank you! to these men and their canines who do so much to keep us safe.
Just finished this little girl. She is ready to go home.
I just finished this study in contrasts - very interesting to work on getting depth while keeping the background very very dark.
Painting featured in “Our State” magazine
The March 2012 issue of "Our State" magazine features the donated painting "Home Alone" as an illustration (full page!) for a wonderful article on the new Companion Animal Hospital at NCState's Vet School. More than 70 pieces were donated from local artists and photographers. "Home Alone" is one of my 7 donations to them.
Donations to the NCState Vet School
Seven of my images of dogs - including 3 original oils and an original Gouache - are now hanging in the new Companion Animal Hospital at the NCState Vet School. They have been so helpful to me and other pet owners over the years that it seemed natural to donate the images. All in all they were given over 100 pieces - and the collection is quite spectacular!! Well worth going over and walking around. The hospital sits next to the old building, and is outfitted as well as any hospital for humans - plus being a good looking building! At the dedication, I was told the instructions to reach the admin offices include "turn left at the Red Dogs" - 2 of my oils of Jack Russells on red fields. Fun!!
Porcelain featured in Cary Magazine!
My porcelain featured in Cary Magazine!
An envelope arrived in the mail recently - and contained a wonderful surprise!
One on One Classes
If you would like a small class or one on one classes, I would love to hold them.
New cards have arrived! I've even included a Zebra - I just love the enthusiasm of her jump.
These are all available here on the site, at my studio and at shows. Let me know what you think!
One of my favorite things is needlepoint. All the women in my family were/are proficient in needlepoint and embroidery - and my great grandmother (who lived to be 102) showed me how to make lace and to tat. My Christmas tree is covered in needlepointed decorations. I try to add several each year, and love "reading" the history of the ornaments as the tree is decorated.
Recently, I was invited to join a meeting of a needlepoint group - where I taught them how to transfer their own designs to the canvas. The example I used for the class was the initial "P" from the baroque collection. I'll put that image in the gallery soon.
If you have a group who have a common interest which revolves around the creative, let me know! I'd enjoy putting together a class for you.
You'll find a new group of images in the Gallery. I've been donating painting of the K-9's in the Sheriff's office. Wake county is lucky to have this group of dogs and their handlers, and as I finish another portrait, I'll add it to the Gallery. These beautiful animals are well (and humanely) trained to find lost people; track the bad guys and aid in their arrests; find cocaine, meth and other drugs, plus explosives. The dogs are often at as much risk or more than the deputies. So far I have met 2 Bloodhounds,plus a number of labs, shepherd dogs and Malanois. Each of the dogs has a dedicated trainer/handler deputy, and lives with its handler and his family. All of those I have met are friendly, energetic and playful, when appropriate, and very focused when need be. I had at least 2 people break into my house and studio last summer. So I am doubly pleased to be able to say thank you to the Sheriff and his team in this way. And if you are interested, a deputy and his dogs are frequently available to meet and greet. Just give them a call!