A Hog and A Kiss Valentine Card – Inspired Pet Portraits and Animal Paintings by Dana Feagin

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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HeARTs Speak – Inspired Pet Portraits and Animal Paintings by Dana Feagin

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 from Inspired Pet Portraits and Animal Paintings by Dana Feagin!

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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Ashland Creek Press Blog – Equamore

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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“It Wasn’t Me”, a Portrait of Bob

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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Meritorious Entries in the 2012 Richeson 75 Birds, Animals and Wildlife Competition

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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“Got Mice?” Won Second Place at the Irving Arts Association Wildlife Competition 2012

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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“Cats Sayings: Wit and Wisdom from the Whiskered Ones” – My Painting “Lisa Laughs” is Featured in This Fun New Book!

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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Sanctuary One Paintings at Starbucks, Downtown Ashland, August – October 2012

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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Special Recognition Artist – 2012 Light Space Time International Animal Art Competition

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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