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A JRT NAMED JACK

A JRT NAMED JACK:   THE COMMISSION AND HOW IT CAME TO ME

I guess I’ve been around here for awhile. So Sara Dernberger and I have many people, places and things in common. Mostly, I have seen her smiling…

In Memory of Chloe

IN MEMORY OF CHLOE: HOW THE COMMISSION CAME TO ME I don’t really remember when I didn’t know Leslie Campbell but as a kid I knew her as Leslie Beckett. Her uncle was married to my cousin. Pretty sure we…

Edgewater: A Commission Story

COMMISSION: I recently got a request to paint a scene from Edgewater Park in Cleveland, Ohio. I knew nothing of this place or the scene even though it is in my own state. It is a winter scene. Since I…

“TOGETHER AGAIN”: A TRIBUTE TO THE LATE CINDY FRITZ

“TOGETHER AGAIN”: A TRIBUTE TO THE LATE CINDY FRITZ THE COMMISSION AND HOW IT CAME TO BE

The Buckeye Lake Region Chamber of Commerce Winterfest Art Show has graced me with meeting a lot of cool new people. This…

"Brinkli": She's a Therapy Dog Kinda Girl

“BRINKLI” THE COMMISSION AND HOW IT CAME TO BE I worked in the health care industry for a few years awhile back. I came to know and be very fond of many Nurses, STNA’s, Administrators and Social Workers. I was…

TAKE A MEMO: THE TRUE STORY OF A COMMISSION

THE COMMISSION: HOW IT CAME INTO MY ORBIT

I really hadn’t met Celeste Piccinini when the commission for her dog had been placed. Her brother-in-law, DD, sent me a message asking that I do the painting for his brother…

Knight in "Rusty" Armour: A little dog's story.

WHO: BACKSTORY OF THE COMMISSIONER 

A very nice lady named Melinda contacted me about an original painting of her dog.  I met Melinda through a group of my very good friends one night at the Buckeye Lake Brewery. In…

WHEN SONNY CAME HOME

“WHEN SONNY CAME HOME” A project so dear to me for so many reasons, “When Sonny Came Home” was a commissioned piece requested of me prior to Christmas by Brenda Daubenmire.

DAUBENMIRES AND HOW I KNEW THEM: My first…

Phoebe and Mozzie: Puggobiography

PHOEBE AND MOZZIE

CHRISTMAS PRESENT COMMISSIONS DECEMBER 2019

Gayla Smith/Smith Girl Arts

Happy pet stories warm my heart. We all know there is a dark side to the fate of some of these innocent souls, so I…

"You'll Be In My Heart" ( A Commission Story)

In my last blog I wrote that I hadn’t posted a lot of pics of paintings leading up to Christmas because I was sworn to secrecy until the gifts of commissioned paintings had been given. 

I still have several…

July 17, 2019
My painting entitled "The Statehouse" commissioned by the Explore Licking County Team being gifted to Governor Mike DeWine at the Governor's Residence in Bexley, Ohio.

July 17, 2019 My painting entitled "The Statehouse" commissioned by the Explore Licking County Team being gifted to Governor Mike DeWine at the Governor's Residence in Bexley, Ohio.