Art Commission: Angel Pup with Siblings

What a wonderful experience it was to create this painting for a fellow 'furbaby momma' :) . Angels surround us everyday; those close connections, whether they be human or beloved pets, comfort us from the other side — they never leave us. Like Joanna mentions below, each new spirit we welcome into our home only adds to the love that fills our homes and family.…

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Do Animals Go To Heaven?
Pet Portrait of Dog in Christ's Arms

Do Animals Go To Heaven?

A question many of us 'furbaby parents' ask of our beloved pet...  Do Animals Go To Heaven? I've done a little research to comfort my own heartache and found these quotes from religious leaders: The Lord’s concern for animal life is revealed in Luke 12:6, where he states that of the sparrows that are sold, “not one of them is forgotten before God.” The tenth…

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Sketch A Day Drawing Challenge: Day 151 – I Will Help You
Example of Pet Portraits - Pastel Sketch

Sketch A Day Drawing Challenge: Day 151 – I Will Help You

"His name was Jed and he was 12 and a half and with me most of the time. He was such a dear friend, I miss him terribly. He would bring me my shoes and my newspaper everyday." - Eloise Follow my Drawing Challenge by signing up for updates. I post updates daily here on my blog & Facebook, and send weekly round-up emails [see sign up…

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Drawing Challenge: Day 79 – A Pet Portrait
Example of Pet Portraits - Pastel Sketch

Drawing Challenge: Day 79 – A Pet Portrait

"Animals are such agreeable friends, they ask no questions, they pass no criticism." - George Eliot "A dog is the only thing on earth that will love you more than you love yourself." - Josh Billings   Follow my sketch a day drawing challenge on Facebook & subscribe to my blog weekly round-up emails. [see signup form in sidebar] 

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Drawing Challenge: Day 78 – Furbaby
Example of Pet Portraits - Pastel Sketch

Drawing Challenge: Day 78 – Furbaby

A friend of mine recently lost a member of her family, her adorable pup Kahlan due to a law in place where she lives that bans pitbulls. I don't know enough to have a real strong opinion, but I know from experience that any breed can be a dangerous breed if left untrained and mistreated. I've even been bitten by a small chihuahua. I don't…

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Pet Portraits
Example of Pet Portraits - Painting

Pet Portraits

In addition to portrait painting and illustration art, I take on commission work for those who have lost a beloved pet or desire to have a portrait done of one they love who hasn't necessarily passed away. I have always been an animal lover, I know what it means to have "furbabies" when you don't have or are unable to have 'human babies' ;) .…

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