Happy Moo Year! Yes, it is already January 3rd, but I have been cleaning up from the holidays and digging through alot of paperwork. I am happy to report that in 2012, I donated $648 to Sanctuary One and the Jackson County Animal Shelter, based on sales of my artwork – so a huge thank you to everyone who supported me last year! In addition to the cash donations, I also provided artwork for their silent auctions, and for other other animal rescue fundraising activities across the country – so, all in all, it was a very good year! Today, I’m looking forward to getting back into my studio to finish up the six paintings I started in late 2012! Wishing you a wonderful 2013!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A few weeks ago, Midge Raymond and I visited Equamore, a horse rescue sanctuary here in Ashland.  Midge wrote a wonderful article for the Ashland Daily Tidings to share the work about Equamore and all wonderful things they do. It was featured today in the paper, and also on her Blog. We are heading back on Friday to take more photos of these amazing horses, so look for some Equamore horse paintings in the near future….after I finish 2 more Sanctuary One paintings (Jigsaw and Cookies) and a sweet pug from Central Coast Pug Rescue!  http://www.ashlandcreekpress.com/blog/2012/11/26/how-to-spot-animal-abuse-and-how-to-help/

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My most recent pet portrait – this is Bob (short for Big ‘Ol Boy), a Mastiff. Bob is really big, and such a sweetheart. I love this perspectiveMastiff Bull Mastiff-Inspired Pet Portraits and Animal Paintings by Dana Feagin, with most of him hidden behind his big head! A visitor to the Ashland Art Center during November’s First Friday suggested the title “It Wasn’t Me” – which is just perfect for this one!

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Two of my animal paintings – “Got Mice?” and “You Looking at Me?” were noted as Meritorious Entries for this year’s Richeson 75 animal art competition! They will appear in the hard-cover book for the show.Pet Portrait Cat Painting by Dana Feagin-Inspired Pet Portraits and Animal Paintings by Dana Feagin

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I was so pleased to get the announcement that “Got Mice?” won an award at the Irving Arts Wildlife Show in Texas this weekend! This painting placed second in the oil & acrylic category. I need to paint more of these fun, narrow facial portraits!

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Lisa , Sanctuary One’s Yorkshire pig, will really be laughing now! Her portrait is featured in the book “Cat Sayings: Wit and Wisdom from the Whiskered Ones”, and she’s not even a cat! Good for her!! I just ordered the book!  http://bookcollaborative.com/artists/dana-feagin/
lisa yorkshire pig from sanctuary one in jacksonville, or- inspired pet portraits and animal paintings in oil by Dana feagin
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Five of my Sanctuary One animal paintings are featured at the downtown Ashland Starbucks through the end of October. Today, “Ferdinand” replaced “Peeking Pekin”, which sold over the weekend! I will soon be happily writing a check to Sanctuary One, as 10% of my sales from these paintings and associated prints/cards is donated to help them with animal care and rescue.

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Pleased to have received a Special Recognition Artist designation in the 2012 Light Space Time International Animal Art Competition! Sam Dolman’s pig painting won the top prize – crazy detail on his fabulous painting!

 

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Check out the newest online art show for the Canine Art Guild – Puppies! I had to dig around to find my one puppy painting for entry. Be sure to vote for the People’s Choice Award! http://canineartguild.com/gallery/

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My newest painting “Cream”; she is a former blood donor cow from a veterinary school. She retired at Sanctuary One with her friend Cookies, and is also available for adoption. With her white coat, I just had to paint her with a fun & colorful  polka dot background – I think it suits her!

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