Medium Dogs

"Chomper"

 

oil

16 x 20

 

In the private collection of

Kevin Wolfe

Memphis, TN

acrylic

24 x 24

 

"Duffer"

 

acrylic

8 x 10

 

"Cricket"

 

acrylic

8 x 10

gallery wrap

 

 

In the private collection of Marjorie and Ralph Gore, Memphis, TN.

 

"Cricket's portrait is lovely. It is going to add to and compliment the ones you have done of Bram and Lily. Each portrait is such a treasure and Ralph and I are so thankful that we found such an excellent artist to paint our dogs. Widget and Spudleigh grace our den and it is as if I will see them move or bark any moment. Thank you so very much for ALWAYS doing such a grand job."

-Marjorie Gore

"Molly"

 

acrylic

24 x 20

gallery wrap

In the private collection of
Ray and Judy Shinosky, Farmington Hills, Michigan

"Debbie,
Molly's picture came Friday and Judi and I love it. You captured her personality and made her come alive. A funny story. While I was unpacking the picture Molly was watching me. When I finished and showed her the picture she looked at it and then barked. She likes it also.
Thanks for a great job.
Ray, Judi & Molly"

   

"Ashley Girl"

 

acrylic

16 x 20

gallery wrap

In the collection of
Michael & Lori Bishop,
Hendersonville, TN

"We adopted Ashley as a puppy from the shelter. She didn't bark as we passed her cage. She just looked up with those adoring little eyes and we were hooked. We lost Ashley last year after a long illness but had ten wonderful years with her as a devoted companion. Debbie's painting captures her spirit so vividly! I can't think of a better way to honor and remember our Ashley Girl!

Thanks Debbie!"

- Michael & Lori Bishop
and sons,
Gerald and Robert Naylor

www.
thealligatorbox.blogspot.com

"Born to Rule"

 

acrylic on canvas

20 x 24
(unframed)

30 x 34
(framed)

 

"Portrait of a Lady"

 

acrylic on canvas

24 x 30
(unframed)

32 x 38
(framed)

 

"Hazel"

 

acrylic on masonite board

12 x 12
(unframed)

22 x 22
(framed)

 

sold

In the private collection of Amelia, Knox, Jennifer & Graham Sexton
Corinth, MS

"Rudy and Roy"

 

acrylic on canvas

27 x 40
(unframed)

39 x 52 (framed)

 

sold

In the private collection of Susan and John Haubold of Jackson, Tennessee.

"John and I are thrilled with our painting of "our boys", Rudy and Roy. Debbie captured their Basset hound expressions with her awesome talent. Debbie also painted our beloved Rusty which we consider one of her masterpieces. These paintings are our most cherished possessions and have endeared Debbie's love of animals, enthusiastic personality and dear friendship to us for the rest of our lives."

- Susan

"Kissie"

 

sold

In the private family collection of Ken and Susan Pasley of Germantown, TN

"Karma"

 

acrylic

16 x 20

gallery wrap

 

sold

Karma, a Karelian Bear dog is in the private collection of Stacy and Chris Coughlin of Germantown, TN.

"When I think of Karma this is what I picture. She is mischevious, playful and aloof; however, she will cuddle up with Stacy when she wants attention. I think she is like a cat in this way. Debbie has portrayed her perfectly. This is what she looks like when she wants to play, the big old smile and the slight tilt of her head taunting you to try to catch her. We are thrilled with how this painting turned out."

- Chris Coughlin

"Lucky"

 

acrylic
on canvas

gallery wrap

 

sold

Lucky, a British lab mix is in the private collection of Stacy and Chris Coughlin of Germantown, TN.

"Star"

 

acrylic on canvas

30 x 30

gallery wrap

 

sold

In the private collection of Ms. Meegie Glass

"Jack Samuels"

 

acrylic on canvas

 

16 x 20

gallery wrap

 

sold

In the private collection of Laurie and Harry Samuels.

"Debbie has captured a great likeness of our beloved Jack. His spirit comes through in the painting she did for us. Jack is an Australian Shepard and a loving and devoted member of the Samuels family."

- Laurie

"Otis"

 

acrylic on canvas

16 x 20

gallery wrap

 

sold

 

"Cassie"

 

acrylic on canvas

24 x 30

gallery wrap

 

"Blossom"

 

acrylic on canvas

30 x 30

unframed

 

sold

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

"Burchette Bunch"

 

acrylic on canvas

36 x 36

unframed

gallery wrap

 

sold

In the private collection of Lula and Doris Burchette, Germantown, TN

"Fred"

 

acrylic on canvas

16 x 20

unframed

gallery wrap

 

 

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I never personally got to meet Fred as he had already gone to Rainbow Bridge two years before his mom, Joyce Yeager, commissioned me to paint his portrait for her husband's birthday. Hit by a car and was given up because he was going to be too costly to save, basset rescue volunteers, Joyce and Jason stepped in to save Fred's life and give him a new home and family. Fred is the only one of my portrait babies who has his own website, I invite you to meet Fred, his family and thank the thousands of volunteers who tirelessly help abused and abandoned animals find a loving home.

Fred's Page

 

"Hinkel"

 

acrylic on canvas

16 x 20

unframed

gallery wrap

 

sold

I name all my paintings as I think they deserve to have a real name, and I always thought Hinkel was cute for a schnauzer.  My aunt and uncle's schnauzer was named Hinkel and he was the love of their life.  Next to labs, I've painted schnauzers more than any other dog.  There is a definite love for this breed, and I'm always so surprised at how different they look.  I'm partial to the floppy ears, but the traditional cropped ear is the choice for most schnauzer owners.

"Lilli"

 

acrylic on canvas

24 x 30

unframed

gallery wrap

 

sold

Lilli, is beautiful fawn, colored shar pei whose portrait was commissioned by Lesley as a Christmas present for her husband, Sam.  Since this is Lesley and Sam's only child, I had a wealth of photographs from which to choose and it was quite obvious Lilli is, well......just not any dog.  She even has her own personalized "thank you" notes, trimmed in "pink," of course.  It's always great fun working with parents who love their pets as much as Lesley and Sam do.  This painting is in the private collection of Lesley and Sam Marks of Memphis, TN.

"Ripley"

 

acrylic on canvas

30 x 30

unframed

gallery wrap

 

 

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My children have golden retrievers and this puppy's name is really Dos. He loved chewing on a big kong which gave me the idea for the tomato competitionn in Ripley, TN. This painting actually won Best of Show and People's Choice and is now in a private collection of Cynthia and Dennis Sexton.
"Rusty"

 

oil on canvas

16 x 20

unframed

 

 

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This was a commission piece done for Susan and John Haubold in Jackson, Tennessee.  Of all the commission's I've done, this one was one of the hardest.  Rusty was only 4 years old when he accidentally strangled himself with his link collar.  I must have painted Rusty 3 or 4 times before I felt I finally captured him.  When Susan saw his portrait for the first time, we all cried because, like all our pets, they really are our babies.

"Sadie"

 

acrylic on canvas

24 x 30

unframed

gallery wrap

 
"Valentino"

 

acrylic on canvas

24 x 20

unframed

gallery wrap

This terrier looks like a Boston terrier, but he's actually a Pit bull.  The Pit bull's reputation, much like a Rotweiller and Doberman, get a lot of negative press.  Since he reminded me of  Valentino wearing a tuxedo, I added a bow tie to make this dog look elegant, debonair and happy.