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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

new country

Im calling this style "new country" I'm from Iowa- so I can't help but be a little country, Like Marie Osmond- but I also like funny sayings that are a little weird or naughty. Here's the resulting mash-up....

Sunday, January 6, 2013

bear & corn & petey

A charming portrait of myself, my husband and our pet rabbit, Pete.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Night Owls

My best buddy Shelly owns this painting. I think she bought a comforter to match. She hauled it from Texas to Iowa in her teeny tiny car even though she couldn't really see out of her back window the whole way.

floral happiness

This is as close as I get to free painting. No outline or anything in mind when I started this one, wait yes, actually, this started as a painting of a dog (which was horrid) and ended up as a floral frenzy. I think of it as a bad tattoo cover up.

mr and mrs chicken

My mom is often unimpressed with my cartoonish paintings and can't fathom why anyone would ever want one hanging over their couch. I did this painting for her, so she knows I can paint. She was very impressed.

my sister in-laws family

My brother and sister in-law saw the painting of myself and my husband (above) and wanted one of their very own, here it is! It hangs above their mantle in a very fancy living room. The silliness of what and where it is makes me laugh every time I walk in there!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Zoe driving her vw.

This is a custom piece I did for a newly redecorated little girls room. She has a white terrier named Zoe.

A family portrait

The Koo family wanted a painting. This one took me ages to complete but I was so happy I did. Their daughter loved it. That kid must have a good sense of humor!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Monday, December 12, 2011

"Dog Park" - SOLD

I have a dog named Mario. He loves the dog park. He also loves this painting.

size: 36" X 36"

"Carla & Dixie"

This is a painting I did of my friend Carla, who has a weiner dog named Dixie. They have a love / hate relationship. Some days she makes her eggs and knits her sweaters, but most days she wants to drop kick her because she pees on the carpet. This painting commemorates one of their good days.

I can do a custom painting of you and your pet if you're interested.

size: 24" X 24"

"Weiner fry cook"-SOLD

Following is a series of dog portraits on wooden plaques. Each dog has a personality, so if your breed isn't represented or the occupation doesn't seem to match their personality- I'm more than happy to make you a custom portrait of your very own pet.

"Piggy Flower"

Piggy loves the rain because it makes mud puddles and helps the flowers grow...also because he can sport his yellow rain boots.

size: 12" X 12"


My favorite photos are of strangers, couples from the 50's and 60's are the best of all. I did this painting based on one I found on the internet.

"Butterfly Tea"

Sorry if this comes off a bit morbid. Poor butterfly. This is as "dark" as I get.

"Graffiti in Taipei"

Last year I spend two weeks in Taiwan. I design ribbon for Michaels Craft stores. On the way to the factories everyday- while barreling hell bent past scooters loaded down with families of 3 or 4 we whipped through a concrete underpass that had the most glorious graffiti I have even seen in my life! I would have given anything to have been able to hop out and take a photo of it, but that would have been absolute suicide, so the best thing I could attempt to do was recreate it in paint.

size: very big