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Ruby's Books

Ruby's Books, acrylic on canvas, 24” x 16”, 2014 still life artwork painting realism joni mitchell

2014, acrylic on canvas, 24 x 16 inches

This original painting was commissioned by a collector of her daughter’s favorite books for her 11th birthday. 

Harry Sheff


2014, oil on canvas, 10 x 8 inches

I enjoy doing commissions, in which the client is the creative director, and I am the person who is able to bring their unique vision to fruition. This is the second artwork that I've painted for Harry Sheff in the style and with the content of his choice. Following below is the first painting "The Chimp" commissioned by him in 2007. 

The Chimp

2007, oil on canvas, 10 x 8 inches

Here is the first artwork I painted for Harry Sheff, in which he wished to be portrayed as a chimp, in a suit with a pipe on a specific red background. Around the painting are my reference materials. 

Carrie Secrist and Bill Beach

Enter Act ll

2012, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 38 inches

This original painting was commissioned by Carrie Secrist (owner of Carrie Secrist Gallery in Chicago) and her husband Bill Beach. Carrie selected from her life-long collection of personally significant objects and arranged this still life. The overall composition is intended to signify her wedding day; each object and the relationships between them symbolize  all of the life events and people that brought her there.

Johnnie Moore and Ashton Hawkins

Motherly Love

still life matryoshka doll figurines watercolor artwork ashton hawkins johnnie moore painting clown

2012, acrylic and graphite on paper, 7.25 x 7.25 inches

"Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore."

2010, watercolor, gouache and 24k gold leaf on paper, 7.25 x7.25 inches

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Lake Oconee Mural

2015, acrylic on canvas, 64 x 129 inches

I enjoyed making the Lake Oconee homeowner's idea of a mural into a reality. We worked very closely, back and forth until the design was exactly what she was imagining. It was particularly fun painting all of the different animals. 

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2015, oil on canvas, 24 x 20 inches

Erskine is a Boykin Spaniel. The pet owner had two other dogs previously painted by another artist, so I matched the style of those paintings creating a cohesive group.