Thrilled to have been accepted into HeARTs Speak, a wonderful organization with the mission to unite the individual efforts of animal artists and animal rescues into collective action for social change! If you haven’t heard about this group, here is the link: www.heartsspeak.org…….now back to my six unfinished paintings!Share on Facebook
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/Share on Facebook
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 perspective, 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!Share on Facebook
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.Share on Facebook
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!Share on Facebook
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.
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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