I do pet or human portraiture. I also draw or paint cars, buildings, such as churches, residential homes, and even commercial establishments. Take a look at my "Miscellaneous" page for other gift ideas.

Pricing varies depending on subject, detail, media, background details and other elements. I am happy to give you a quote based upon your specific needs, no obligation.





Father Kane, December 2010

14 x 18 Acrylic








Christmas Commission

December 2008, approx. 5x7 oval wood, acrylic




Valentines Day Wedding Gift
February 2008, 8 1/2 x 11 graphite on paper

This image is edited into a sepia tone, as it didn't scan well, it's actually done in regular graphite.  The reference photos for this left a lot to be desired, and I had to combine several blurry and dark snapshots... It was a surprise, so we had to work with what could be "snuck" away from the recipients!  Based on what I had to work with, I'm very pleased with how this turned out.  It could, of course, have been better.. really the portrait is only as good as the references.




Pencil Portrait November 20, 2007




Pet Portraits


Cedar and Jerry
December 2010
11x14, acrylic


Otis and Simon
December 2010
11x14, acrylic




December 2009







In Loving Memory of Clementine...  This is a close up... it's an oval canvas.



Abbie and Hannah, finally finished!  A THANK YOU to their mom, who was so very patient waiting for me to get her girls "just right."  Some portraits take longer than others, but I hope it was worth the wait!


Holly and Harrison, the Shetland Sheepdogs.  They live in Florida, and I did the portrait and shipped them.  14x18, acrylic.


This is a handsome dog named Tas.  He's a Rottweiller/ Golden Retriever mix, and such a gentleman!  It was a pleasure to meet him and his human. * Unfortunately, since this posting Tas has passed on...



Jen and Chuck on the Overlook...

This one is a combination pet/ human/ landscape that I completed (Dec 2006) for a friend and her dog, Chuck.


Jagger and Leigh-A, acrylic on 14 x 18 stretched canvas, December 2006

Meglan, acrylic on 12 x 16 oval stretched canvas, December 2006


Indy, 12 x 16 acrylic on stretched canvas, December 2006


Though not a commissioned piece, this is my first oil painting completed shortly after a recent workshop I attended, taught by the talented John Leone, Equine Artist.  He helped me get this piece working.  What an amazing Artist he is!  With his guidance, this became a very nice piece.

This painting won Third place in the Blue Ridge Arts Council Members Show, June 2007!!

Belgians, 9 x 12 oil on board, completed October 2006.



Rusty, 16 X 20, acrylic on stretched canvas.  Completed August 2006.


Mugsy, 11 X 14 acrylics on canvas.   



Hairy (yes, that's his name!), acrylics on.. wall.        


Other Portraits

This is a portrait of a statue bust I completed during a workshop with Ryan Bongers, 2008.  Charcoal, 24 x 30 paper.


This is my little sister, Amanda, done in charcoal pencils of varying colors, on smooth paper, 8 X 10, and one of my nephews, graphite on bristol, 11 X 14.



 I can even paint your home or business, or that of a friend, which makes for an unusual gift.  This painting was donated to Blandy, which is our State Arboretum... open to the public, and since I discovered and fell in love with the beauty of the place, I wanted to "give something back"...  Blandy Farm, Boyce, VA.  20x24, acrylic on stretched canvas, completed 9/8/06.