Pet Portrait: Sophie the Havenese

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The ladies at my grandma’s assisted living facility have been very supportive of my work, but every time I’ve displayed my stuff there they’ve been disappointed that I don’t have any white floofy dogs in my portfolio. Well, no more! I’ve finally added one small dog breed that they’ve been asking for. Meet Sophie the Havanese. Continue reading

Paws For A Cause: St. Louis County Police K9 Fusion

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It has finally happened! I have finally drawn a local police K9! Yay!!! Just incase you can’t tell, I’m a little excited about it… Continue reading

Pet Portrait: Bailey the Boston Terrier

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I don’t know if other pet portrait artists are the same, but one point of pride I have when it comes to my drawings is being able to remember the names of the dogs I’ve drawn (Most of them, anyway. It’s getting a little harder with each addition to the portfolio). A side effect of this is keeping a tally of repeated names, which brings me to this Boston Terrier named Bailey. With the total now coming to three seperate dogs (sorry Diesel, but you only count as one even though I’ve drawn you numerous times), Bailey has taken a commanding lead at the top of the list. Considering this was always one of my favorite names for pets growing up, I can’t say I’m surprised. Continue reading

Pet Portrait: Diesel and Oakley


Some of you may be thinking, “Geez, Lauren, you sure like to draw boxers!” Well technically this is correct because they’re pretty adorable, but more accurately I’m just lucky because there is one family out there who really loves their dogs. Does Diesel look familiar to you? Because he should. This is now the third portrait that he’s been featured in, along with a rotating cast of siblings. First Roxy, then Dior, now introducing…[drum roll noises]… Oakley! Continue reading

Pet Portrait: Bailey the Irish Setter

Bailey (Irish Setter)For those paying close attention to my posting habits, then you may have noticed that the title was a little bit different this time around, marking history being made.  That’s right, history!  Surprisingly, for the first time since I first starting doing pet portraits I finally have my first repeated dog name.  I’ve always loved the name Bailey for dogs ever since I met a great little guy going by that name when I was younger, so it’s only fitting that this is the one to break the streak of “original” (for lack of a better word) names. Continue reading

Pet Portrait: Bailey

BaileyNow that Christmas has come and gone I can finally share the last pet portrait I completed for someone of their beloved dog, Bailey.  Hope the recipient liked their gift! Continue reading

Pet Portrait: King

King SmallEver since my portrait display back in July I have been spending many weekends at the AKC Museum of the Dog meeting other local artists and the featured dog of the week.  Basically if you’re a dog lover you should stop by sometime.  There’s great art and great people, all just as obsessed with their pets as you are.  One such pet is this Australian Shepherd, King, a prize winning show dog. Continue reading

Paws for a Cause: Sedona

SedonaIf you’ll remember last year I did a drawing of a white Pit Bull named Heparin (a rescue currently still available at Stray Rescue of St. Louis, just FYI).  That drawing was for an art auction for an organization called No Kill Columbia, and for this year’s donation I decided to do something I haven’t done in a while: draw a cat. Continue reading

Pet Portrait: Herbie

Herbie (Colored Pencil - 2014)

Herbie (Colored Pencil – 2014)

Meet Herbie.  Other than the VW, the only other being that I’ve known with a name similar to this was my Grandpa Herb.  Herberto to my sister. He always loved dogs (I will be drawing one of his collies in the near future actually), and sometimes I smell his Michael Jordan cologne still lingering around the family pets (or I could just be having small strokes), so I’d like to think he’d be more than happy to share his name with this little guy. Continue reading