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Famous Art Heists

For those of you who follow Art News, you may have read about the Romanian prosecutors, seeking 18-year sentences for the two men who stole paintings by Picasso, Monet and Matisse, from a Dutch museum in a nighttime raid. You can read more about the trial HERE. But they are definitely not the first to […]

New Look – Same Great Portraits

You may have noticed, my site has a new look! I hope you take some time to peruse the menus, meander through the portrait galleries, and enjoy the chic modern home page. Don’t worry, your favorites are still here: The Portrait Galleries are still well-illustrated for your viewing pleasure The Portrait Order Form is still […]

Planning for 2014

It’s the time of year for hectic holiday shopping, fun times with friends and family, and new year’s resolutions. While working on my plans for 2014, I am so thrilled for all the new projects in the pipeline…. Another art scavenger hunt……. a photo competition….. an art show…… stay tuned for this, AND MORE! So […]

See Spot

I love the negative space in this drawing! The white paper provided the perfect base and is a powerful contrast to the dark details. In some ways it was a struggle to not touch the white paper and add more pencil markings. This was an exercise in self-restraint. Of course the black spots required numerous […]

Pet Portrait – Sneak Peek

Working on a ton of orders and getting ready for a huge project for next year. 2013 may be coming to an end, but there are so many exciting things coming in 2014. So excited!!! Place your order today! Pet portraits          Family Portraits          Wedding Portraits     […]

A Portrait for the Holidays

A Portrait for the Holidays

I know this may seem early, but… Halloween is over and the Holiday Season is upon us. Dun dun dunnnnnn! If you need a present for the pet lover, newly married, family-devoted, art lover- then look no further! Order a Gift Certificate today! It will fit nicely in a stocking, wrapped in a small box, […]

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

Be safe and have fun! What monster flies his kite in a rain storm? Benjamin Franklinstein! What do witches put on their hair? Scare spray! Do zombies eat popcorn with their fingers? No, they eat the fingers separately. Who do vampires buy their cookies from?  The Ghoul Scouts    

Pet Portrait – "In Tandem"

Pet Portrait – "In Tandem"

This was a very fun pet portrait!  On the left, the dog laying down had light creams, tans, and subtle shades of grey throughout her fur, which was a wonderful mix of long hairs along her ears and shorter fur on her legs. As a whole, her soft delicate fur was a joy to draw. […]

Pet Portrait – Sneak Peek

So many orders, so little time. Here’s a sneak peek at one of the latest drawings. There’s something so exciting about the sneak peek! For me, it’s a way to play around with some of my drawings; focus on certain details (such as those misty eyes) that seem particularly interesting. Every portrait should be seen […]

Getting Ready for Halloween with "The Scream"

Halloween is just around the corner and I know what you are all thinking….is anyone going to dress up like “The Scream” painting by Edvard Munch? First, remember there are 4 versions of this painting (hey, when you have a good idea why let it go?). Second, you should know that the actual title is  Der […]