There was a time where a lot of my work came from private commissions, my favorite pieces were usually of people's pets. A friend of mine recently contacted me to have a piece done in memory of her sweet greyhound that had just passed away. Paintings like this are always bittersweet - on one hand it is great to be able to bring a photo memory to life but on the other, you realize your work will be part of the grieving process for the owner. Still, that is a privilege to walk with someone in this way.
While I was capturing this dog's likeness, I couldn't help but notice features that are shared by my own dog, Ivy. She is a Husky/Greyhound mix and there are sculptural details that can only come from a dog that is bred to be sleek and fast. So much fun!
While things are gearing up in the studio for a busy couple of weeks, I have kept aside a couple small commission spaces in my schedule if any of you are thinking of having a piece made for Christmas. Please allow two weeks from the time of booking to mailing. If there is a completed piece you've seen on this site or social media that you are interested in, I can mail those any time up the deadlines. Mailing deadlines for regular parcels through Canada Post are:
Overseas (Europe) - October 28th
United States - December 12th
Canada - December 12th
Feel free to send me a message if you would like a quote, want a completed piece or have any questions!