I was asked by Artist Magazine to write an article on the process of commission pet portraits. Here are a couple of images I used in the article. I can just sum up the article in one sentence…Commissions are tough!!!
The Sacramento Magazine invited me to do an interview for an article for their art section of the magazine. This is an image I used in the article titled “The Babysitter”. My husband, Mike, and I were in Albuquerque, New Mexico at a dog show and came out of the hotel in the morning (what a sunrise!). There was an old red truck and two Golden Retrievers in the cab…one older Golden basking in the sun and a young Golden bouncing around the cab. I ran back in the hotel, grabbed my camera and got the shot for “The Babysitter”
The Artist Magazine on-line “Artist of the Month”. I had made it to the finals of Artist Magazine’s International Competition with this image of a Pug named Tonka. What a face!
When I deciding on what to submit to the American Art Collector juried competition of New Work, I decided to submit an image from my ever evolving watercolor process on board. Presenting “Let It Snow”
AKC/Eukanuba National Competition. My inspiration for this painting was a beautiful Pomeranian named Luther. I photographed him in the ring at a dog show in California then saw him win “Best in Show” at a dog show in Texas where I was judging. Appropriately, the painting is titled “Best in Show”. This image also appeared on the cover of the AKC Gazette.
At one of my solo exhibitions, a local art critic for the Davis Enterprise reviewed the show and likened me to Renior (don’t I wish!) because we both started out as porcelain painters.
When the East Bay Monthly publication was looking for a “colorful” image for their cover, they found my painting at the 4th Street Gallery in Berkeley, titled “Two Classics” which fit the bill. This painting was featured in a solo exhibition benefiting Tony LaRussa’s ARF (Animal Rescue Foundation). For this show, I went to the ARF facility and took pictures of some of the beautiful rescue animals. The dog in the car is truly a “classic”!