A memorial pet portrait for a dog that rode as co-pilot in a helicopter. 8x10 pastel on archival.
Black labsky on autumn background. 11x14 pastel on archival.
“Bella” - 6x6 Pastel on Archival paper
“Shiloh” - 4x6 Pastel on Archival.
“We got Shiloh as a puppy because 1.) I was afraid of German Shepherds and 2.) We are moving to the country and my husband thought she would be a good guard dog. (He has had shepherds). My husband John, goes everywhere with her...they are best friends. I love her too and had no idea how smart and loyal they are. She really has been a dream dog for our family.” - Client
“Sissy” - 16x20 pastel on archival paper
“Sissy is an 8 year old Weimaraner. She is the smarter and one year older half of Bud & Sissy. Bud is her half brother. (Yes they were named after Urban Cowboy). We live on a 50 acre hobby farm and with the passing of our show horse Doc, Sissy is our senior pet; and we have a lot of pets. A LOT. My wife, Erica left her nursing career to raise the kids and start a wildlife rescue. Sissy is the motherly role model to many of the orphaned babies that we take in. Particularly the fawns. When they lose their mother, they sometimes need to be stimulated to pee and poop. Sissy licks their butts and makes them learn (that looks weird typed but its actually cute). She will lay with sick animals and watch over them. shes very motherly to all species.
We don’t know how much time we have left with her. She was diagnosed with Diabetes in 2018 and due to not knowing she should be on anticoagulant meds, she has developed a blot clot in her heart. We are doing everything possible; but we know its a very long shot. Her long woods walks and swimming in the pond are restricted to very limited exercise now. She doesn’t know shes not well and her death will be sudden; but who knows miracles happen. They call her the miracle girl at the vet hospital already. For some reason when people visit or we come home she doesn’t really bark obnoxiously like Bud; she lets out this sort of howl like a coyote or wolf- as if to say welcome to my house. Its kind of her signature thing. I don’t know if you’ve ever had or been around a Weim; but they have uncanny intelligence. (well not Bud) and human like characteristics. Years ago she would wear me out to throw the ball or throw a stick in the pond. Now, shes just happy laying around with us or whatever baby animals got snuck in the house.” - Client
“Captain” - 11x14 pastel on archival paper (sold/commission)
“This is Captain. He is our goldendoodle. He is four years old. We’ve had him since he was a puppy. He loves our kids but really loves Adam!!! He goes with Adam to work everyday and wants it no other way. He is kind and gentle. He likes to get doggy treats every night before he goes to bed. He leads us to them and then stares at them until we give him a few treats. Sweet guy.” - Client
16x20 dog portrait in pastel. (Sold/Commission)
“A little about Barley: she is an 8 year old yellow Labrador Retriever. I have had her since she was 8 weeks old and she is your typical naughty lab! haha” -Client
“Rheanne” - 4x4 Pastel on Archival
“Shadow” - 4x4 Pastel on Archival
“Milfred” - 4x4 Pastel on Archival
“Sara” - 4x4 Pastel on Archival
“Wednesday” - 4x4 Pastel on Archival
“Jed” - 4x4 Pastel on Archival
“Josie” - 4x4 Pastel on Archival
“Bella” - 4x4 Pastel on Archival
“Hobbes” - 4x4 pastel on archival paper
“Hobbes was our Siamese mix cat who died at the age of 13 in 2016 after battling kidney disease for several years and cancer near the end. He was our first pet, and the best cat there ever was. He helped my husband propose to me when we were still dating and he was as protective of all of us as a dog. He loved to make biscuits on our laps while we pet him and if we stopped scratching his ears before he was ready, he’d give us a little bite to remind us he was there! He was the first pet we got together and the first pet we lost, so his death hit all of us extra hard.” - Client
“Cooper” - 4x4 pastel on archival paper
“Cooper was our buff-colored domestic short haired squishy face cat who unexpectedly died a few months ago at the age of 14. We called him Cooper Sunshine because he couldn’t resist laying in any patch of sunshine he could find. He and Hobbes had an unbreakable bond. Cooper wasn’t a huge fan of our kiddos, so we mostly saw him in the early mornings before the kids got up or in the evenings after they went to bed. He had the loudest purr ever, he snored when he slept and he would meow SO loudly when it was time to eat!” - Client
“Addie was a dachshund/yorkie mix (we called her our Dorkie). She was extremely loveable & never met a stranger. December 2015 we almost lost her around Christmas time to pancreatitis, but the emergency vet saved her. She lived a happy life & made everyone who knew her happy. She never left my side when I was diagnosed with stage 4 aggressive stomach cancer, nor did she leave her daddy’s side after his wreck in January 2018. She saw me through my chemo treatments & almost all of my radiation treatments as well. Towards the end of June we noticed she wasn’t acting right. We took her to our vet & she wasn’t doing any better, so we ended up at the emergency vet once again & her pancreatitis was back as well as DKA (diabetic ketoacidosis). The Lord called her the morning of June 29th. She was 9 years and 5 months old. She is missed by us all on a daily basis! Our home seems empty without her now!!” - Client
“I adopted her through Petsmart 4 years ago because SHE chose ME! I was literally reaching for a kitten in the cage next to Lily (for some reason, they called her Willow-so wrong!). Note that all the kittens’ cage doors were open. As I reached for the other kitten, Lily literally climbed onto my shoulder! How could I turn down such an endearing entreaty of "Pick ME!” - Client
“Tito and Ruby are brother and sister and are 12 years old. They were given up for adoption because Ruby’s eye had a tumor. The only people food they get is popcorn and they know when she gets the pot out to make it and do a whiny little dance until it's ready..lol They are quirky and the best dogs she could ever have adopted!” - Client
“So it's kinda hard to tell Ruby's story without Tito. They are brother and sister and are 12 years old. They were given up for adoption because Ruby's eye had a tumor. So she lost her eye due to the tumor. They had severe separation anxiety so had to be adopted together. They literally had to be touching. They were 1.5 years old when she adopted them. They are both very sweet natured Pugs but Ruby is definitely the boss of them. They are quirky and the best dogs she could ever have adopted!” - Client
“...we rescued him from the Charlotte Humane Society and he’s an extremely lovable 7 month old puppy!” - Client
"Daisy is a lab/pitbull mix. Five years ago, she and I both found ourselves needing to leave the city at the same time and teamed up out here in the country. She is now eleven years old and still diligently guards the house. She is loyalty embodied." - Client
“Charlie is my therapy dog. Well he started out that way but now he’s my baby. I was in a car wreck 3 years ago and suffered traumatic brain injuries. Due to this I am very forgetful, have cognitive health issues, PTSD, trouble communicating, anxiety all that stuff. My doctors told my hubby that maybe a dog would help me establish a routine and help with memory. About that same time a puppy mill was discovered and puppies needed a home. Charlie was 6 weeks old! He came right to me and never left my side. Unfortunately he was to little to bring home that day so we had to wait a few weeks but once home he was my little helper. He has helped me with my everyday activities, remembering, anxiety, and even exercising. He’s awesome! He loves to chase the outdoor cat, play with the squirrels and work in the garden! He’s absolutely spoiled but deserves ALL of it!” - Client