My daughter inspired me to paint dogs, when she asked me to make a painting of our French bulldog puppy, Meru, for her college dorm room. Every dog has it's own personality. When painting, I attempt to portray that dog's unique characteristics. My dog portraits are close up revealing the details of their wrinkles, whiskers and eyes. I prefer to create a background color that will highlight the dog's beautiful coat. My intent is that the viewer gathers a familiarity with the dog through the characteristics I have created through paint.
I am currently taking commissioned portraits of dogs and cats. I work from a photograph in which I can take or the owner can supply. I prefer good quality photos as my paintings are based on the photo. A good source of light on the animal will help to create a good painting. I am happy to photograph your animal if necessary. My pet portraits usually have a simple background color which complements the animal. Please allow six weeks for me to complete.