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This Friday, December 6th from 6:30 – 9PM, a group of Southern Oregon University art advocacy students are hosting a silent auction art fundraiser to benefit Equamore Horse Sanctuary here in Ashland. A framed print of my painting of Equamore horse, “Chaps”, is included in the silent auction, and my French Bulldog holiday cards will also be available. All money raised through this event benefits the horses. Stop by during Ashland’s First Friday Art Walk, or afterwards to learn more about Equamore. I will be at the Ashland Art Center for the beginning of Art Walk, and then at SOU for the last hour or so of this event. Hope to see you there!EPSON MFP image

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I missed this spotlight in the Ashland Daily Tidings Revels section last week. Thanks to a fellow artist at The Ashland Art Center, for saving a copy for me! The show remains up through the end of October in the upper artist gallery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Save the date – My newest paintings of animals from Sanctuary One will be exhibited in the upstairs gallery at the Ashland Art Center from October 4th until the end of the month, with an opening reception from 5-8PM during Ashland’s First Friday Art Walk. Ten percent of all sales will be donated to Sanctuary One, a non-profit care farm in Jacksonville, OR. Stop in and say hello!

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It will feel a bit sad to take these Sanctuary One paintings, and the Doxie painting, down from the main reception and waiting area at Ashland Community Hospital next week. My husband works at the hospital and walks past them several times a day, so I hear that there are often small kids with their parents looking at the sweet animal faces and commenting on them.  The paintings will be split up and move back to my home studio, the Ashland Art Center, and to Starbucks on the south side of Ashland in early June.  Greeting cards and magnets with these images will still be available at the hospital upstairs in the outpatient waiting area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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After a bit of a mishap with the yellow background paint, this one is finally finished today – just waiting for the paint to dry so it can be imaged. The painting is based on a beautiful photo taken at a friend’s wedding by Justine Johnson Photograph. Thank you Cathy Connor and Justine Johnson, for allowing me to use this photo as a reference for my painting! Initially I wasn’t planning to include the flowers around Sophie’s neck, but an artist friend encouraged me. At times I though it would take longer to get the flowers looking right, than the overall painting of Sophie – but in the end, I am happy with the result. This one is titled “Flower Girl” and will be entered into the Irving Arts Assocation Fine Art Pet Portrait competition in September. Wish me luck!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This commission took a bit of time to find the right photo. Abby was a very special kitty, and since it is a memorial painting, it was really important to find the right picture as a reference. Last week the completed painting shipped off to Idaho, where she will be displayed in a very special place and Abby will always be remembered for the beautiful kitty that she was. Abby is now featured in the “Selected Archives” section of my website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I made the deadline this go around, for the next online  Canine Art Guild Show – “It’s A Dog’s Life”. Take a peek at the wonderful dog art – and vote for the people’s choice award! Included in the mix are my paintings of Bob (Big ‘ol Boy)  – It Wasn’t Me – pictured below, Fleur de Lab (which is looking oddly dark online, even though he is a black lab), and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel – Roxy Heart. Here is the link to the show: http://www.canineartguild.com/gallery/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mother’s Day cards are back in my Etsy shop. Each card is $4.25 with $1.00 US shipping. These cards are also available without a shipping fee, in my studio upstairs at the Ashland Art Center. Both cards feature animals from Sanctuary One in Jacksonville, OR, with 10% of the price benefiting the Sanctuary. To learn more about Sanctuary One, visit www. SanctuaryOne.org.

Here are the links to the listings in my shop:

Lulu’s Love and Laughter Mothers Day Card:  https://www.etsy.com/listing/127223755/mothers-day-card-pig-art-mothers-day?ref=v1_other_1

Aye Chihuahua! One Hot Mama Mother’s Day Card: https://www.etsy.com/listing/127220673/hot-mama-mothers-day-card-aye-chihuahua?ref=shop_home_active

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thanks to everyone who celebrated National Horse Protection Day with me and staff from Equamore Horse Sanctuary at the opening reception for “The Horses of Equamore” at the Ashland Art Center. In the end, I completed seven paintings of Equamore horses, of which three were being touched up on Friday morning, but they were all framed and ready to show by Friday night. We had a great crowd, which included three Equamore Board members, and one volunteer, who were on hand to talk about the work Equamore does every day to help horses in need here in Jackson County. I met so many wonderful horse lovers, and had a great discussion with another artist about creating a large horse mural in honor of the wild horses being rounded up by the BLM – so, who knows where that may lead. The show remains up through the end of March, and 10% of sales will be donated to Equamore Foundation to assist with horse care and rescue. Two of the paintings have sold, but are available for viewing for the duration of the show.  Available Equamore horse paintings and prices are now included  in the “Paintings – other animals” section of my website. http://inspiredpetportraits.com/galleries/other-animal-paintings/  Below are a few photos of the evening.

 

 

 

 

 

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My paintings of Equamore Horses were featured in the Ashland Daily Tidings this morning. Thanks to Vickie Aldous for this great article! I am putting the final touches on the last two paintings today and then framing begins. I should be ready to hang tomorrow morning, just in time for the opening from 5-8PM during Ashland’s First Friday Art Walk at the Ashland Art Center. http://www.dailytidings.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=%2F20130228%2FNEWS02%2F302280304#. Photo taken by Julia Moore.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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