Monday, March 2, 2009


Well, this is my first post. Fortunately, it's a good one.

I was asked if I would donate a painting to a celebrity auction that will benefit "Ruff Houzen", an animal rescue organization started by celebrity fashion designer Ashley Paige.  Some of you may recognize her from her show on TLC titled "Bikini or Bust".  But, rather than just donate something I already had, I decided I wanted to create a new painting for the event.  I wanted a subject that was a good example of what "Ruff Houzen" is all about.  After contacting Ashley, she thought of her dog "Petunia".  This is the painting that I came up with.  For those who are interested you can check out more information on "Ruff Houzen" at  


  1. This painting represents hope, beauty and your true understanding of how to capture an animal's soul with every stroke of the brush.

    I love this piece and think it's one of the best you've created to date. Can't wait to see more in the future.

    Love you!

  2. Love the painting, the color, the ears and above all, the personality. What a fun project and great recognition. Congratulations.

  3. I believe that we all have gifts that we bring in this life to share with those around us and you have a great one! You really are able to show the life and wonder in your paintings and illustrations. Great job bro!

  4. Very cool! Glad to see you sharing your gifts with the world. Now I just need to get a dog so I can have you paint a portrait of it for the family and me! Blessings!