BIG DOGS, and a few kitties on walls...

Last week we did the BIG ART install at Pets First Chicago…it turned out GREAT! After meeting with Dr. C (Chitra Natarajan), I designed a 3 piece triptych for behind the check in counter and then window decal art for the lobby and foyer areas. Many of the pets in the artwork belong to staff that work at the clinic, as well as Dr. C’s pets – and, of course, we wanted to include the Chicago skyline and doggie beach. I look forward to doing more of these kinds of jobs, please share my info with any veterinarians or pet businesses that you think might benefit by adding some fun colorful artwork to their spaces. I can work with folks anywhere in the country.

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So excited to be making BIG art...

may8My nervous sketchbook journal entry Friday morning…pre-install of my murals and canine characters for: Urban Pooch‘s new Canine Training & Fitness Center! The Grand Opening is this Saturday at 5400 N. Damen Avenue in Chicago.befaft* The guys at Sign-a-rama did a fantastic job *

quadCo-owners Dan with Maxine (the green dog) and Ed, below with Berwyn, their actual dog (I did his portrait last year).ed&berwynMe with Georgie…so much FUN to see my dogs as bigger than life as cut outs!
2nd smaller mural of “Mixed Breeds”

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Joplin, the one REAL dog at the install…such a sweetie!Screen shot 2015-05-08 at 5.22.39 PMView from the street as I was leaving…can’t wait for the final signage to go up on the outside of the building. More pics to come!
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Canines N’Blooms Auctioned Off…

  Screen shot 2011-09-27 at 11.17.02 AMThe Western Springs / Sun Times blog featured my "Canines N'Blooms" hand painted bird bath in their publicity for the final Charity Auction Event for HCS Family Services, held last weekend. I hope mine found a good home and brought in some good money for this wonderful organization. Follow this link to see all the other artists' creations.
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In Bloom Art Installed!

A little behind here, as usual: back in May I attended the awards Ceremony and Grand Opening of the "In Bloom" exhibit benefiting HCS Family Services at Oak Brook Center…I won a Merit Award which was a nice honor. The had a lovely reception and ribbon cutting ceremony followed by a walking tour and then an evening reception which I had to forego, to pack up for my Iowa Art Fair. It was a great afternoon.
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I liked this frog a lot…
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Another favorite piece, "Garden Song" sponsored by Sharpie.
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Fred DeAsis
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With artist,Carla Bank, and her painted frog: "Firebelly Ozzie"…turns out she owns one of my pieces!Screen shot 2011-06-03 at 6.16.51 PMThese were the top 3 award winners. You'll have to check them all out if you find yourself in Oak brook…they will be on display through August and auctioned off in September. I'd love to do another project like this…aside from the headaches of moving it around, etc. it was totally worth the effort.