Hello, and welcome to my Animals in Pastels website. I have been painting animals in pastels since 1990, and it's true what they say; time flies when you’re having fun. It’s been a wonderful journey painting commissioned pet portraits from your favorite photographs over the years. Each year I accept a limited number of new commissioned custom Pastel and Charcoal portraits for my clients from January through May so that you can display the love and bond that you have developed with your animal companions and keep these cherished memories alive for a lifetime.

Although I paint most animals, my first love has always been horses, particularly the Morgan horse and draft horses. In 2010 I included a four part wildlife series of the magnificent big cats. Click on my "Original Art" link to view these beautiful big cats painted in pastels. Recently I added charcoal portraits of "Mother and Child" for my clients. These commissioned charcoal portraits of mothers and their new infant babies would make a wonderful Mother's Day gift. See my Charcoal portrait page for mother and child examples.

I not only enjoy creating original art through my Charcoal & Pastel paintings but also through my photography. In 2006 I published my first book "Loons of Tacoma Lakes" a pictorial book celebrating the love of loons in Maine. In 2015 I became a member of Fine Art America and in order to display my ever growing collection of fine art photography and artwork. Just click on my "Gift Shop" main store link where you will be directed offsite to my Fine Art America web site profile page where you can order prints, canvas gallery wrap, home decor, puzzles, greeting cards, ornaments and more all from my original art work and photography with a 30 day money back guarantee. Please note I do not sell prints of any of my Pastel or Charcoal artwork commissioned from my clients.

If you would like to commission a pastel or charcoal portrait or order any of my original art displayed here please do not hesitate to contact me at

Book: Loons of Tacoma Lakes

Loons of TacomaThe desire to express myself artistically has not diminished and in 2006 I published my first book titled "Loons of Tacoma Lakes". For more information about the book and how to order yours, please click here.

Gift certificates are also available for that special someone on your gift list. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to email me. I am always happy to answer any questions. I hope you enjoy your visit and come back again! For inquiries: email

Browse my art

Pastel Portraits

Custom painted pastel portraits of your beloved family members. I am currently only accepting new commissions from January through the end of April each year. So that I can keep the rest of the year open to create my own original art work. Click the image to view samples and pricing information.

Nature Photography

When I am not busy with my animals or painting and drawing you may see me out taking photographs throughout New England and incorporating them into prints and unique gift items. Click the image to visit our Photography gift shop.

Gift Shop

A wide variety of fine art prints & gift items to choose from.

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About the Artist

About Pastels & Framing Info