Saturday, December 29, 2012

Amur Leopard

36"x24" acrylic on canvas

Detail of face

Perhaps the most endangered 'big cat' in the world, the Amur leopard ranges in the valley along the Amur Riverwhich trails the border of China and Russia.

This is an amazing animal from Brookfield Zoo in Brookfield, IL. It was a joy to paint. After studying every inch of this cat, I am in awe of its beauty. The spots in themselves are each unique, none are the same. I can't wait to study another animal. So much to choose from.

Friday, December 14, 2012


11"x14" acrylic on canvas

This is a last minute commissioned gift that I was able to get done in time for Christmas. This painting was a joy to paint, as all my animal paintings are.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Golden Oak

7"x5" acrylic on canvas board

It was fun to paint something a bit different, for the past month or so I have been painting animals. Animals are probably my favorite subject to paint, but it is refreshing to change it up a bit. This oak tree is one of the many beautiful trees my family and I saw this fall at Danada Equestrian Center in Wheaton IL.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


5"x7" acrylic on canvas board

This is another painting of a beautiful animal from Cosley Zoo in Wheaton IL.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Lil' Bugger

7"x5" acrylic on canvas board

This little Raccoon is from Cosley Zoo in Wheaton IL.  He was posing for me as if he wanted his portrait done. Well, here it is.

Saturday, December 8, 2012


5"x7" acrylic on canvas board

It was fun to paint a small painting again. This beautiful white horse is from Danada Equestrian Center in Wheaton, IL.

Friday, December 7, 2012


14"x11" acrylic on canvas

This is a painting of my Dog and my Son. Ever since my son came home from the hospital my dog has been very protective of him. When he was a newborn he was always by his side. My son is already 5 years old. I am amazed at how quickly time has gone by.