From the "Goggie" series, contemporary breed studies with no background, comes the Akita, a Japanese breed used to hunt large game. As it has a black mask, this is an American Akita, since the mask is not allowed in the Japanese breed standard.
I am a self-taught artist, and have been drawing and painting all my life. Early on, I showed a particular love of, and aptitude for, drawing horses, and equine subject matter remains a specialty of mine, although these days my range of subject matter includes landscapes, florals and all kinds of animals.
I have been painting commissioned dog, cat and horse portraits (with a few bunnies thrown in here and there) since about 1983. I have painted many posthumous portraits as well.
My art sometimes finds its way onto functional objects as well--wooden trinket boxes, wooden cube puzzles as examples--and I have been working on a couple of sets of matryoshkas (Russian nesting dolls), one in a Harry Potter theme, the other endangered...
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