Bear – toy poodle

A dog painting a day

I didn’t know this dog smiled until I painted him. I delivered this to the client, she gave the painting to her daughter and had me paint another one for her to keep.


painted commissioned pet portrait

This painting was a breakthrough piece for me. I began thinking I would paint Charlie in his native Marin Hills.

Cocker Spaniel – Charlie

Here is  Charlie the cocker almost done.

She wrapped up a box of candy from TJ Maxx as though it were the gift for her diabetic brother-in-law and then gave him the painting of his dog. This pet portrait painting was a Christmas gift.

Great Dane: The Final

Dropping  our boy at school each day, I often see Ann with her gorgeous Great Dane. I walk Rex, our McNabb. Finally one day we stopped to chat. read more…

Great Dane

another 6 inch by 6 inch portrait commission

another 6 inch by 6 inch portrait commission

Almost done. I want one more photo of this pooch so I can look at the color of his eyes. Isn’t he pretty? The owner says he’s like a super model; big and pretty but not too smart. What? I’m quoting. I have nothing against super models.



This cat is my art school buddy Kevin Evan’s. We’ve known each other for over 20 years. Hell of an artist.

The commission is a gift for his wife, Tara. Not for sale.


My son’s friend’s dog Scout, a sweet terrier

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Your painting is magnificent. You clearly put your heart and soul into it. There is so much being communicated here that the subject matter has expanded way beyond being  just a portrait of a dog. Your talent is amazing.


Kathie Fowler

Siobhan's Owner

A dear friend arranged for Shannon to do a painting of my dog for my birthday and it’s the best gift ever. Shannon’s artistry is absolutely captivating. I don’t know how she managed to capture the heart and soul of my dog but she did. A friend who knows my dog was so impressed by the likeness that she had Shannon do portraits of her two dogs and loves them.

Robin Marks

Rawlie's owner

Shannon captured the soul of our sweet Daisy. The eyes say it all! She is displayed with prominence where we get to see her adorable face everyday. Shannon was wonderful to work with. Her professionalism, timeliness and above all, her ability to capture the both the inner and outer likeness of our pet, exceeded our expectations. We will definitely ask her to complete portraits of our other pets.

Kris Allen

Daisy Mae's owner