Commissioned dog portrait


10″ x 8″ pastel painting Just before Christmas I was commissioned to paint Bentley Rose who passed away recently. I haven’t been able to share it until now because it was a surprise. Many of my dog and cat commissions are of family pets who have died. It makes me happy to be able to provide a service that helps…

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cupcake painting

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays


I want to wish you all a joyous and peaceful Holiday season and thank you for your continued support throughout the year!  This is a very special Christmas time for my family. Two of my sons, who lived in Arizona (close to 3,000 miles away), recently moved back to the East Coast! This will be our first complete family holiday…

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Holiday Gift pet portraits


It’s that time of year again when we’re searching for that perfect gift for someone special in our lives. For the pet lover an original portrait is a perfect gift!  (of course you can order a portrait for yourself also. The process is the same. Just add a note to the payment that it’s for you) When you purchase your…

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Strawberry Basket still life pastel painting SOLD


  6″ x 6″ pastel painting, unframed SOLD      This strawberry basket painting was one of the most challenging paintings I’ve worked on. Achieving the likeness of plastic wrap was more difficult than I anticipated! I was going for realism (obviously right?) yet trying to maintain a painterly quality to the painting.              

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Snowman Snow Globe still life painting and wip SOLD


6″ x 6″ pastel painting, unframed SOLD   I’ve been wanting to paint a holiday subject so here it is. A number of years ago I painted this snow globe in acrylics. The goldfish is not in my snow globe but I thought she was a nice addition. It’s almost that time already to bring out the snowglobes. This year will…

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Red Hot Peppers still life painting


  7″ x 8″ pastel painting, unframed $150 plus $8 for shipping and handling within the continental US Please E-mail me for international rates     I painted this yesterday and I had to laugh because I staged these peppers in so many ways, using a flashlight overhead, to get the shadows just right. So much work for such a…

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Two Scoops Cone still life pastel painting


7″ x 7″ pastel painting, unframed $150 plus $8 for shipping and handling within the continental US Please E-mail me for international rates     It just might be the beginning of an ice cream series. This painting was fun to work on and also had a few challenges. My goal was to have the ice cream look creamy and…

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Ice Cream Sundae still life pastel painting


5″ x 7″ pastel painting, unframed Click to Bid The temperature outside has dropped in New England and I’m painting ice cream! Well I do love to eat it all though I keep my portions small. The background of the painting is a bit more blue but it’s very close.     

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