Vintage clothing and pattern, along with the sensation of floating, freedom, and relaxation were my inspirations for this painting. I love playing around with light glistening on water and the depth it brings when a body is half-submerged.
Starr was a friend's dog from when she was young and I absolutely loved being able to bring this imagery of her long lost love back to her. This is the largest portrait I have done to date, with gold leaf shining in dedication to it's namesake.
This rambunctious little girl wags her tail on a bright background of silver and blue for a cool contemporary look. Grace Ann wears her favorite dog collar which is a good way to make your custom pet portrait unique!
This flying crow from my 2014 bird series has a wise eye towards the future! Inspired by the oh-so-smart crows in the Santa Cruz mountains, his glossy blue-black feathers are set off by a textured gold leaf background.