Two Dogs, Two Owners, Two Portraits

I finished a second ink and watercolor portrait of the happy dog pals, Oyuki and Gabriel. It's interesting to see the pictures side by side because they're the same but have their differences. One of the dogs and owner have moved away so the dogs can't play together any more, so one of the portraits will be sent to Gabriel's mom. I love how these turned out! Contact me if you'd like a portrait done of an animal you know.

Oyuki and Gabriel

Oyuki and Gabriel 2018-06-13 300dpi.jpg

My latest commission is complete of Oyuki and Gabriel  - two happy pups on top of a pile of bark.  They were fun to do because they looked so content. It was an interesting challenge of painting white dogs since much of them don't get any color.  I introduced some of the background colors into the shadow areas. Light reflects the colors around. Contact me if you are interested in an ink and watercolor commission of a pet you know -

Pet Portrait Commissions Now Available

Half-Page Flyer 2018-12-27.jpg

I am available to do ink and watercolor pet portraits for you, a family member or a friend. I love dogs and cats and have four furry ones at present: three medium and long haired cats and an Aussie. I work from your photos and can capture if your dog is dignified or a goofball, or if your cat is just being a cat! Contact me for more information at or look in my shop for more options.

One of my cat portraits is going on a book promotion in Japan


My friend,  Naoko Eric Kita, in Japan is a translator from English to Japanese. One of her latest books is coming out, 名画のなかの猫, translated from "The Book of the Cat." She is sending out promo cards to booksellers in Japan and my watercolor of her cat Sakura is on them. It’s kind of fun to be indirectly part of this project.
I’m available for pet portraits, but no promises that yours will end up on book promotions!



Delilah 2018 72dpi.jpg

Here is the lovely Delilah from my most recent commission. She looks like a lovely dog but lives in a different state so I may never meet her. I love her crossed legs! 

If you are interested in a ink and watercolor portrait of your favorite furry friend, feel free to contact me at or click on the link for the item my shop. I believe in giving back and supporting places that make a difference. To that end, 5% of any orders of my pet portraits or sketches will be donated to the Seattle Humane Society. My current three cats were adopted through them.

Lilly the Aussie


I like to draw and paint animals. I have three cats and a dog of my own. The trouble is they move around too much, so I rely on photos. However, my Australian Shepherd is somewhat camera shy and it's hard to get her to look at me when I'm taking the picture. I follow various Instagram accounts with dogs as the primary characters. I saw this of Lilly the Aussie (lillytheaussie) and asked her person for permission to draw a picture and she said yes. Here's the result. Such a happy looking dog. Contact me if you'd like an ink and watercolor drawing of your animal friend.