Jackson Brown featured at cat museum
My portrait of "Jackson Brown" is now on permanent display at the Cat Fanciers’ Association Foundation cat museum which opened June 2011 in Alliance, Ohio. The Cat Fanciers’ Association is a non-profit organization founded in 1906. The first cat shows licensed by CFA were held during 1906. Over the years, CFA has registered over a million pedigreed cats. The association has over 600 member clubs and annually licenses approximately 400 cat shows worldwide. The Cat Fanciers’ Association Foundation was established in 1990 by the Cat Fanciers’ Association, Inc. Board of Directors as a forum to educate the general public about the existence and history of the cat. For more information see www.felinehistoricalfoundation.org
bunny portrait at House Rabbit Society headquarters, Calif.
This drawing of Bosley was one of my first pet portraits. I drew it from a photo I had taken of Bosley years prior while he was wearing a Santa hat I had crocheted for him.
Bosley was my first and only pet rabbit. I wanted to find a permanent home for his portrait, preferably in a rabbit adoption facility. I had heard of a House Rabbit Society adoption organization in the Chicago area. Researching about them online, I found their headquarters in California and contacted them. They were happy to accept my drawing for permanent display.
The HRS was founded in 1988 and rabbits are rescued through foster homes across the United States.
As of April 2013, HRS had over 8,000 members, with local chapters and educators in over 30 states plus Canada, Italy, Hong Kong, Australia and Singapore. Their website, www.rabbit.org, is accessed over 100,000 times a day by people in dozens of countries around the world.
My eyes extract distance, shades, lines – cellular layers that fleeting eyes pass.
To draw is to touch a subject – literally feel it. It is a time for me to form a personal bond with the subject over several hours or days, as I bring the subject to life.
comments by viewers
"Your work is very well rendered" – greeting card company
"We are quite impressed by your artistry" – publishing company
"quite beautiful" – publishing company
"With deepest gratitude for immortalizing my precious baby Louie with your
God-given talent. You have indeed captured his spirit, and as I gaze into his eyes,
I can feel the loving warmth of him looking back at me." - Billie K., pet parent
"your graphite work is exquisite" - fine art and licensing company
* If you are interested in me creating an original work using a photograph you provide, the cost is $300 plus shipping fee. All works are created on 11x14 archival quality paper, framed, wrapped in brown paper and sisal cord, with a toy for the featured pet included. If the featured pet has passed away, I often frame the photo supplied so you can display it near the graphite artwork.
* If you are interested in ordering a frameable, signed print of one of the images seen here, the cost is $50 plus shipping fee. All prints are created on archival quality paper and signed by me.
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