Commissioned for a Christmas gift to a sister. This was one of my favorites, one blue eye and one chocolate brown. I recently finished his brother, "Rags", who died recently to go right along next to him.
Little "Ozzie" was the friend and companion to a lovely lady named Pat. She adored him, but lost him and missed him. I was commissioned by one of my fellow studio painters to paint this for her special friend. When she gave it to her, she cried. That's when I know I've captured not only the look, but the soul of a pet.
I am a native Texan. My lifelong passion has been painting any and everything, whether its a 2 x 3 inch miniature or a 14 foot wall mural. Somehow my passion
comes through the eyes of my lively personal pet portraits. I constantly continue my artistic journey
through studies with Texas artists, Kathleen Dello Stritto,
Elizabeth Locke and Carol Marine. A lot of my painting
inspiration comes from spending summers perfecting the
the art of the dazzling effects of New Mexico’s light and
its corresponding shadows from the spectacular and
inspiring landscapes of Georgia O’Keeffe Country to the
magical town of Taos and its surrounding vistas and
magnificent sunsets. My work can be found in Dallas at
Random in Inwood Village, Dallas, Texas and Rising, A Gallery, Dallas, Texas.