Creative Vision

Here is the first self portrait I’ve created in 11 years: “Creative Vision.” It is about being an artist and an agent of purposeful change and action–the process of conceiving …

Thor: A Rare Portrait

I don’t always paint portraits, but when I do… I paint my handsome cousin Thor! These days portrait commissions are something I do only occasionally, usually for friends and family. …

Dog portrait: Zoey in the Snow

A family member recently contacted me after his friend’s dog, Zoey, passed away. He commissioned this painting as a gift for his grieving friend, to have as a memory of …

Sweet Sibling Portrait

This commissioned painting was going to be a surprise gift from a husband to his wife, but he decided he couldn’t exclude her from the planning process. So he told …

The Smith Kids

I recently agreed to do a painting from this tiny reference photo.  This is close to the actual size of the digital photo I was given.  They tried very hard …

Springtime Zoie, Sassy Zoie

I’ve just finished 2 new paintings of a little girl named Zoie. In this reference photo, it looks like she’s in her Easter clothes, and I see her as an …

Benjamin

Benjamin Acrylic on Canvas 24 x 30″ Detail: Detail: This is going to hang in the client’s dining room, which is decorated with a lot of green and gold. With …

Cat art: Lucky

Here’s the newest cat in my series: Lucky Acrylic on Canvas, 8 x 10″ …I love his clear sea-green eyes!

Cherry Blossoms & Quani

The other day I went out in the backyard with my camera and laid on the ground under my cherry tree. Despite the beauty of the old tree, the photos …