Miles (McPherson Vet)

“Miles” is a 3 ft by 2 ft multimedia painting I created as part of a commission piece series for McPherson Veterinary Services in Murfreesboro.   Miles, our 4-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel,  has been visiting Dr. McPherson since he was a puppy, and he loves her and her amazing staff.  Dr. McPherson is redecorating her office, and we have come up with this funky style to depict some of the adopted cats and dogs that are her clients.  All of the money from painting these adopted pets will be going to fund our adoption, so this series is both meaningful and a lot of fun.  The first room is done, so swing by and check it out if you’re in the area!

Miles 2014

Magic

“Magic” is a 16″ by 20″ oil painting created as a special gift to some of my friends who recently gave birth to a precious baby boy. His nursery is inspired by Harry Potter, and his mom loves to read. I used their house colors in the sky, Hogwarts castle is popping up from the book, and of course a quote had to be included from Dumbledore!

Magic 2014

Murfreesboro Mural at Michael Busey’s State Farm Office

Michael Busey is a wonderful Christian man with a wealth of knowledge about business and finance. He recently started a new business venture as a State Farm agent in Murfreesboro, and he asked me to paint this 10′ by 10′ wall mural of Murfreesboro in the office entry way. If you are local, swing by and take a look.

Murfreesboro State Farm Mural 2014

Stay

“Stay” is a 20″ by 30″ oil painting commissioned by some of my friends from small group at church. They are wonderful, creative and talented people so I was honored to be asked to paint this work. This painting hangs in their living room as a reminder of where they’ve been and where they’re going as a couple.

Stay 2014

Thankfulness

I was asked to paint something for the Cougar Cottage dining room which is a place for the MTCS family to gather and fellowship. The president of MTCS and his wife are wonderfully generous people, and this 4′ by 2′ oil painting describes one of their favorite hymns. It is a challenging one to live by, but they model it on a daily basis.

Cougar Cottage Flowers 2014

Donald

“Donald” is an 11″ by 14″ oil painting commissioned by Donald’s family as a gift for his son. Donald recently passed away from Leukemia. He was a wonderful, generous Christian man, and his family wanted to remember and honor him by having his portrait painted.

Donald 2014

A Few of the Frazier’s Favorite Things

I have some wonderful, talented friends who wanted a combination of paintings created that would remind them of some of their favorite things, both individually and as a couple. This oil painted wall-collage is made of 9 separate 16″ by 12″ canvases each representing a favorite thing. It was a lot of fun to paint and it looks great hanging in their newly re-decorated living room.

Fraziers Collage 2014

 

Sheep

“Sheep” is a 4′ by 3′ palette knife oil painting I created to hang in our future baby’s nursery. I was inspired by color, texture, and of course the sheep!

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Harrell Farm

This painting was commissioned to be given as a Christmas present.  It is a 20″ x 30″ oil painting showing the family’s farm, and their 6 horses, along with one of their favorite roosters.

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Love and Logging

This 2′ x 4′ oil painting was commissioned by Daniel’s cousin to give to her boyfriend as a Christmas present.  It was very fun to do because she wanted sort of a past, present, and future feel, showing the evolution of logging through time.  The far left is painted to look like a black and white photograph, then I tried to slowly fade into a muted color palette in the middle image, and then fade to full color in the most important section of the canvas, their favorite picture from his company’s work site.

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Maddie with Balloons

This 20″ x 20″ oil painting was commissioned by one of my best friends to give to her brother-in-law and sister-in-law.  I painted it using a photograph of her adorable niece!

Little Girl with Balloon

Kash the Dog

Kash was created with colored pencils for my sister-in-law and brother-in-law.  This was a Christmas present created to hang next to the colored pencil drawing I did of their other cavalier king charles spaniel, Baylee.

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First Trip to the Beach

This was a commissioned oil painting created as a gift for Mother’s Day. I was given a photograph of their three children as they looked at the beach for the first time.

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Taylor’s Truck

This oil painting was created as a thank you to a wonderful Senior helper. He worked really hard to help us out in the art room, so he deserved something special.

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