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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Mark your calendar for this fun First Friday event in Ashland, on March 1st. It’s National Horse Protection Day, and my series of Equamore Horses will be on Display at the Ashland Art Center. Staff from Equamore Horse Sanctuary will be there as well. Come celebrate with us – wine, cheese and conversation!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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My funny oil painting of a surprised-looking goldfish is making it’s way to the Greater Columbus Convention Center. It is part of the Wings, Tales and Scales art show and sale at the Midwest Veterinary Conference. The show runs Thursday, February 21st to Saturday, February 23rd from 7AM to 6PM,  and a portion of the art sales benefit the Ohio Animal Health Foundation, a non-profit organization affiliated with the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association. In addition, my usual 10% donation to Sanctuary One will be made even if this one sells at the show. Here is a link to the event: http://www.mvcinfo.org/events/artshow.html

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Here is a sneak peek at the beginnings of my Equamore horse series… I am heading back to Equamore on Sunday with a friend who has a much fancier camera to capture some of the details I couldn’t see in my own photos….clearly I need a camera upgrade if I plan to be taking photos in dark barns! I should have 6 Equamore horse paintings done in time for March First Friday, when these paintings will be shown in the Studio Artist Gallery upstairs at the Ashland Art Center.  March 1st is National Horse Protection Day, so it seemed fitting to celebrate that and all the great work Equamore does to provide a home for abandoned and starving horses. They also operate a hay bank to provide food for horses when owners can no longer afford to feed them. If you haven’t heard about Equamore, check out their website www.equamore.org and like their new Facebook page www.facebook.com/HorseSanctuary. They are just a few miles down Highway 66 in Ashland & they need our support!Horse Paintings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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They’re back  – “A Hog and a Kiss” Valentine’s Day Cards, featuring Lisa from Sanctuary One! Cards are $4 at the Ashland Art Center, Ashland Community Hospital and online in my Etsy shop. Ten percent of the sales price is donated to Sanctuary One, our local farm sanctuary/care farm in Jacksonville!A Hog and a Kiss for Valentine's Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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!

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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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