Monday, October 8, 2012


This summer I was contacted by the company that
does the gift bags for the Oscars and Grammys  and
asked to be in their HollyWOOF gift bags that they
give to 25 A-list dog loving celebrities.  They would
all get a portrait of one of their loved dogs by me.
We were so excited and honored to be chosen to be
included in this exciting program.  Through this
I have met many wonderful, dog loving people and
been introduced to wonderful dog sites and blogs
that received the press on this.  Thank you all for
you kind words and support of my artwork and
love of painting dogs.  Keep you all posted of
any developments! Hopefully I will get to paint
some celebrity dogs!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Monday, March 12, 2012

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Love of Dogs Passed On

Lilly and her niece Maggie
in the studio.

Today I am puppy sitting my grand puppy Maggie. She is my son Jamie and his wife Alysia's dog.

She is the perfect dog for them.  A year ago Jamie called and said that they were looking to get a dog, taking their time and researching, knew that they wanted to get a rescue.  A few weeks later I got an e-mail and a picture of this adorable little spotted puppy with a note here is Maggie!  

Jamie totally loves this dog, and has proven to be a wonderful puppy parent and their matched level of energy is perfect.  Maggie hikes, rock climbs and follows him skiing and loves it, and also goes to work with him.
( He lives and works in Vermont, very dog friendly state, more states should be like them.)                
They seem to both have the need for adventure.  It is wonderful to see how the love for dogs has been passed on to him and the wonderful relationship that he and his dog have.

 Makes a Mom proud, especially a Mom as dog crazy as me.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Dogs are never ending creative inspirations

" The pursuit of art on a regular basis may be the key to healing
our minds and bodies." Kim Blair.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

The Art of Dogs

Found this quote, means a lot to Loved Dogs Art.

"I would rather see the portrait of a dog that I know,than
all the allegorical paintings they can show me
in the world"

Sammuel Johnson

Friday, March 2, 2012

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Snowy Puppy Muse Inspiration

Lilly not so happy about the snow today!

Lilly is a never ending source of inspiration and laughs.
Her first walk in the snow this winter in which she was 
excited to play in the fluffy white stuff, was the idea for 
the painting " Winters First Walk" .  March 1st snow storm,
not so happy walking in the deep snow.  Mommy and her
wish we were in our beloved Savannah.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Painting a Princess

I love painting all breeds of dogs but there is something    
so beautiful about a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Every dog has a special story.

Every dog has a special story. I love learning about each dog that I have the honor of painting . Their stories are reminders of their importance in our lives. The unconditional love and the joy they give to their families. Each dog I paint is a very loved dog.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Baby Lilly

                                    Pastel portrait of Lilly, the puppy muse, at three months old. 
                                                        Expert at unlacing Daddy's boots.

Lexi and Daisy

                                                        Portrait of Lexi and Daisy Degan.
                                                      They shag golf balls for their Daddy
                                            when he's practicing his putting in the living room.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Prints are for Sale!

Prints are for sale at, check it out.

Lilly the Puppy Muse

Lilly the puppy muse of Loved Dogs Art

Portrait of Danny the reading therapy dog and award winner of amazing dog of 2011 from The International Federation of Animal Welfare. Painting will hang in the Kennel Club of Great Britain Library. So honored to be asked by Danny's owner Tony Nevett to paint this portrait of Danny.

Prints to Benefit Cavalier Rescue Groups

Limited edition signed prints of  "Let's Play?" and "Winters First Walk" for sale on for $30.00 and $10.00 from each print sold will be donated to Cavalier King Charles Spaniel rescue groups.