Large Dogs

"Keeper"

 

acrylic

24 x 30

gallery wrap

 

"Ralph"

Bernese Mountain dog

24 x 30

acrylic

gallery wrap

"Ralph" is a wedding present
from Louise to Alastair,
Belfast, Northern Ireland

 

"Hi Debbie,

Ralph has arrived just now and I am absolutely thrilled!! Thank you so much for all your work on him. He's perfect! My mum was here during the unpacking process and is equally impressed.

I can't wait to give him to Alastair but somehow I'm going to have to wait until just before the wedding.

I've sent you a few photos of when Ralph arrived in his new home and will of course send you more reaction when Alastair meets him in October.

Honestly I can't thank you enough Debbie, I'm absolutely thrilled!

Louise"

Here is Alastari opening his gift from Louise.

“Murphy Brown “

24 x 36

oil on gallery wrap

In the private collection of
Beverly and Kelly Finnell,
Memphis, TN.

 

"I've never seen Kelly so excited about a gift ! We blew him away!! He keeps saying "I can't believe I got a Murph painting!
I've always wanted this just never thought it would happen!"


"Thanks for sharing your time and talents with my family . What a special painting to have in our house! Appreciate you so much!"
- Beverly

"Field Guide"

 

24 x 30

acrylic

gallery wrap

 

"A Dog's Life"

 

24 x 30

acrylic

gallery wrap

 

"Nashoba"

 

acrylic

30 x 20

"Nashoba"
Scottsdale, AZ

Nashoba is a wolf hybrid that was commissioned for Sean and Kim Franklin as a wedding gift by Sean's mother, Debbie Franklin and Janet Wilson. Nashoba lost his battle to cancer in 2013.

acrylic

9 x 12

 

"Soaking Up The Sun"

 

acrylic

24 x 36

 

"Hannah"

 

24 x 30

acrylic

gallery wrap

Hannah is a Boykin Spaniel

in the private collection of
Andrew Brown, Alpharetta, GA

   

acrylic

16 x 20

gallery wrap

 

acrylic

24 x 30

gallery wrap

 

"Are You My New Family?"

acrylic

20 x 24

gallery wrap

Commission for
Humane Society
"Paws for Art"

"Annabelle Taylor"

acrylic

16 x 20

gallery wrap

In the private collection of Brett Taylor, Houston, TX

"Nemo & Obe"

acrylic

24 x 36

gallery wrap

 

"Beau Ray "

acrylic

16 x 20

gallery wrap

 

"Daisy"

 

acrylic

30 x 30

gallery wrap

 

"Bear"

acrylic

 

"Lee"

acrylic

24 x 30

gallery wrap

 

"Lily Stephens"

acrylic

24 x 36

gallery wrap

 

"Hello Baby"

 

acrylic

24 x 20
unframed

34 x 30
framed

 

 

"Leading Man "

 

acrylic

30 x 30

gallery wrap

 

"Elvis"

 

acrylic

24 x 36

gallery wrap

 

"Beach Bum"

 

acrylic

30 x 30

gallery wrap

 

sold

In the private collection of Rachel Duke, Memphis, TN

"Jack's"

 

acrylic

30 x 30

gallery wrap

 

"Brady"

 

acrylic on canvas

36 x 36

framed

 

sold

In the private collection of Micky and Patti Brigance of Germantown, TN.

"Lyon"

 

 

acrylic on canvas

11 x 14

gallery wrap

 

sold

 

 

In the private collection of Trey Crump of Memphis, TN

"Carmelita"

 

acrylic

30 x 30

gallery wrap

 

sold

In the private collection of Mellyn Gilmore, Memphis, TN

"Buddy"

 

acrylic on canvas

24 x 18

gallery wrap

 

sold

 

"Zeus"

 

acrylic on canvas

 

sold

 

 

"Mickie"

 

acrylic on canvas

30 x 30

gallery wrap

 

sold

 

In the private collection of Cathy and Ron Lynn of Memphis, TN.

"Vader and Harley "

 

acrylic on canvas

24 x 36

gallery wrap

 

sold

In the private collection of Shannon and Jarred Pittman, Collierville, TN

"Nestle"

 

acrylic on canvas

gallery wrap

 

sold

 

"Delta"

 

acrylic on canvas

gallery wrap

 

sold

 

 

"Montana"

 

acrylic on canvas

20 x 24
unframed

40 x 44
framed

 

sold

In the private collection of Mr. & Mrs. William B. Dunavant, Jr.

"As anyone who has had a beloved pet knows, the pain of losing it is almost impossible to bear. Our dog Montana not only stole our hearts but climbed inside of them as well. He continues to live with us and bring us joy through our painting Debbie did for us. She captured him perfectly and he greets us each morning just the way he used to for he hangs in our bedroom at home."

- Billy and Tommie Dunavant

"Duke and Riley "

 

acrylic on canvas

30 x 30

acrylic

gallery wrap

 

sold

In the private family collection of Diane and Jim Parker of Germantown, TN

"Dixie"

 

 

acrylic on canvas

24 x 36

gallery wrap

 

"Hawk"

 

 

acrylic on canvas

24 x 30

gallery wrap

 

"Grady I"

 

24 x 30

acrylic on canvas

gallery wrap

 

sold

 

Grady, a yellow lab and champion hunting dog is in the private collection of Ann and John Stokes of Memphis, TN.

"Bram"

 

acrylic on canvas

16 x 24

gallery wrap

 

sold

Bram, registered name - grand champion, purple ribbon, Springcreek, Double Diamond, Blue Tick hound is in the private collection of Margorie and Ralph Gore of Memphis, TN.

"Labs, Enough Said"  

"High Caliber"

 

acrylic on canvas

16 x 20

gallery wrap

 

sold

In the private collection of Whitney and Ben Bricken, Memphis, TN

"Gammon"

 

acrylic on canvas

16 x 24

unframed

gallery wrap

 

sold

Gammon, a black lab and Christmas commission by Maggie Cannon for her son is in the private collection of Josh Cannon of Brooklyn, NY.

"Isabell"

 

acrylic on canvas

 

16 x 20

unframed

gallery wrap

 

"Annabelle"

 

acrylic on canvas

 

24 x 24

unframed

gallery wrap

 

"Samantha"

 

acrylic on canvas

24 x 30

unframed

gallery wrap

 

"Abbey"

 

acrylic on canvas

24 x 30

unframed

gallery wrap

 

sold

 

"Luce"

 

acrylic on canvas

16 x 20 - unframed

26 x 30 - framed

gallery wrap

 

sold

In the private collection of Cynthia and Dennis Sexton, Germantown, TN

"Big Marcy"

 

acrylic on canvas

 

36 x 36

unframed

gallery wrap

 

sold

In the private collection of Cynthia and Dennis Sexton, Germantown, TN

"Blue"

 

watercolor

gouache on paper

140 lb arches paper

 

12 x 16 (unframed)

20 x 24 (framed)

 

sold

Blue is a male yellow lab that belongs to my art mentor and friend, Jamie McMahan.  He loves to bring me one of Jamie's golf shoes and sit at my feet to be petted the full duration of our visit. Jamie is a great teacher and a beautiful portraiture artist.  I've learned so much about painting from him over the years, and Blue has been there every step of the way.

"Boudreux"

 

acrylic on canvas

30 x 30

gallery wrap

 

sold

Boudreux also known as Buddy is a Newfoundland mix abandoned by his owner after he went to jail.  Left tied up outside without adequate shelter, concerned neighbors reported him when they discovered icicles hanging from his body.  Someone from Sunny Meadows Safe Haven just happened to be at the pound and decided to take him to their shelter's location.  Boudreux's sweet nature made him a perfect ambassador for Sunny Meadows visiting Red Bird's games, children's parties and adoption days.  Because of his size and age he was never adopted until the wonderful Cox family decided it was time for Boudreux to have a real family and home.  Boudreux's painting was a Christmas present to Lori from Jim who fondly refers to him as their big, sweet baby whose greatest joy in life is a ride in the car.

"Brutus"

 

acrylic on canvas

24 x 36

unframed

gallery wrap

I enjoy painting dogs with long legs and lean bodies.  They pose so beautifully and seem to know they possess that regal flair.  Brutus is another one of my favorite breeds with his brindle coat and large, expressive eyes.  I think you can tell he's modeled before.

"Caesar"

 

acrylic on canvas

30 x 24

unframed

gallery wrap

 

Sold

As this rottweiler reclined upon his plush, royal throne, the name Caesar seemed to fit this painting.  With intense eyes, his regal attention is forever focused on ruling his surroundings and protecting those inside his castle.  At times, public opinion has given this breed a questionable reputation, but, those that love it, know the rottweiler as a strong, beautiful, loyal and gentle dog.  Even a human who only knew life being caged, chained, unattended, denied love and companionship, would eventually prove to be a dangerous animal. 

"Clancy"

 

acrylic on canvas

30 x 30

unframed

gallery wrap

 

 

Sold

Clancy is a bearded collie and was commissioned as a Christmas present by Diana Stephens for her husband, Jody. Clancy has the sweetest disposition and face.  Some paintings are a true pleasure to paint and Clancy was one of them. 

"Daisy"

 

acrylic on canvas

30 x 24

unframed

gallery wrap

 

sold

In the private collection of Lisee and Richard Sherrill, Pensacola, FL

"Deacon"

 

acrylic on canvas

30 x 30

unframed

gallery wrap

 

"Falstaff"

 

acrylic on canvas

24 x 20

unframed

gallery wrap

 

sold

This painting was a commission for Matt LeJeune as a birthday present from his dad.  Falstaff, a large male Doberman was one handsome dog and even though he's twelve years old with his eye sight slowly leaving him, his devotion and protection towards Matt was a job he still took very seriously.  Falstaff's personality is somewhat stoic but sweet natured and that's what I wanted to capture in his portrait.  Falstaff and Matt now live in Atlanta, GA

"Harley"

acrylic on canvas

12 x 16

unframed

gallery wrap

 

sold

This painting of Harley was a Christmas present commissioned by Bill and Debbie Taylor for daughter, Laurie.  Harley, a five, year old golden retriever, is a beautiful dog with a sweet and gentle personality.  Laurie sent me many pictures from which to paint Harley, each displaying a face that actually knew to smile into the camera.  Most dogs won't make eye contact with a camera, but not Harley, his big grins made doing his portrait a lot of fun.

"Jay Man"

 

16 x 20

acrylic on canvas

unframed

gallery wrap

 

sold

 
"Latte & Mocha"

 

acrylic on canvas

30 x 30

unframed

gallery wrap

 

 

Sold

While looking on the website, www.petfinder.com, Kym Snipes found two female puppies that she thought she and her family just had to have.  A Twenty hour road trip later to Mount Airy, NC, Kym found herself loading the front seat with the precious cargo and heading back to Memphis for the sisters to meet their new family.  A  gorgeous, yellow beige combination of Visla and poodle, now known as Visladoodle, Latte and Mocha arrived at their new home eagerly ready to explore their new surroundings.  Shawn and Kym commissioned this painting of Latte and Mocha for their youngest son, Chadwick's 5th birthday.  Now for most 5 year olds, a painting for their birthday would be boring, but like his brother Chandler, Chadwick has grown up enjoying and appreciating a love for art.

"Max"

 

acrylic on canvas

30 x 30

unframed

gallery wrap

 

 

Sold

Max is a 5 year old silver and black German Shepherd who lives in Nashville, Tennessee. When he just a few months old, he became a college graduation present for Shelby Pannell who had just graduated from William & Mary. Her parents Lou and Wink Hoover thought Max would not only make a great companion for Shelby but Max has been a wonderful roommate, but somewhere along the way he decided he's a human and not a dog.

"Gunther"

 

acrylic on canvas

16 x 20

unframed

gallery wrap

 

sold

Even though I've never owned a Rottweiler, I've always enjoyed painting them.  The combination of a huge, muscular body and a playful, happy face is how I think of this gentle giant.  Having been commissioned to paint numerous rottweilers, I can truly say their families are among the most loyal dog owners I've ever met.  Most say they never had or will ever have any other breed.  When I look at a face like Gunther, I can see the reason for their devotion.

"Gunther" is in the private collection of Dean Gresko, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.

"Turbo"

 

mixed media

36 x 36

unframed

gallery wrap

We have a greyhound race track just across the river from Memphis in West Memphis, Arkansas.  Needless to say, once a greyhound's racing days are over, it's the huge job of many greyhound rescue volunteers to get them adopted into wonderful homes.  There was good news for Turbo, he found one. This has been a pretty successful painting winning a People's choice award and the Golden Artist Colors award.

 

 

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