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Sale on pet portrait commissions this October!

Hey, everyone! Remember that I’ve got an awesome deal going on this month on pet portrait commissions!

I love painting animals, and for the entire month of October, I’ll paint your pet on an 11×14 inch canvas for only $70 (plus shipping if required)! All I need is a digital image of your furry/feathery/scaley compadre you would like painted.

Email me anytime in October to get this deal at meye1099@gmail.com or go to the contact page on this website.

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Untitled, 11×14″

Ten percent of the proceeds will go to Clean Futures Fund’s Dogs of Chernobyl program, which is dedicated to spaying/neutering and vaccinating stray dogs around the site of Chernobyl.

Because they are good dogs too.

You can read more about it on the Dogs of Chernobyl GoFundMe page and the Clean Futures Fund website.

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Portrait of Chief, 8×10″
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A Portrait of Sandy, 24×36″

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A Portrait of Eleanor

 

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I’ll paint your pet this October and maybe help some good dogs at Chernobyl.

Hey, guys and gals!

I love painting animals, and for the entire month of October, I’ll paint your pet on an 11×14 inch canvas for only $70! All I need is a digital image of your furry/feathery/scaley compadre you would like painted.

Email me anytime in October to get this deal at meye1099@gmail.com or go to the contact page on this website.

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Untitled, 11×14″

Ten percent of the proceeds will go to Clean Futures Fund’s Dogs of Chernobyl program, which is dedicated to spaying/neutering and vaccinating stray dogs around the site of Chernobyl.

Because they are good dogs too.

You can read more about it on the Dogs of Chernobyl GoFundMe page and the Clean Futures Fund website.

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Portrait of Chief, 8×10″
Sandy
A Portrait of Sandy, 24×36″

 

 

Hutchinson Arts and Crafts Festival + Upcoming art festival

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Big thanks to everyone who came to visit and my family for helping out at the Hutchinson Arts and Crafts Festival in Hutchinson, Minnesota last Friday and Saturday!

Next up: I’ll be at Brew N Stew: Chicago Ave Arts Fest in Minneapolis on October 14th from 11am to 8pm. Rumor has it there will be a stew competition, live music and some tastey brews!

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Elephant tourism

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“Elephant tourism in Thailand.” Acrylics on an 11″x14″ gallery wrap canvas.

Before I moved to Suphanburi, Thailand to teach EFL in October 2012, I attended the week long orientation with CIEE (the study/teach abroad program I went through). Part of the orientation included riding an elephant.

In Minnesota, the largest wild creature you’ll encounter is probably a moose or caribou if you venture north enough. And they will certainly not let you ride them.

It was awesome and terrifying.

I have mixed feelings about it. I am confident that if I travel back to Thailand I will not support the elephant tourism industry, and perhaps visit a reputable elephant rescue organization.

But I don’t regret riding the elephant.

It reminded me that the world is big and full of beauty. And to have a healthy respect for the wild things in it.

Especially the ones that can crush you.

 

 

 

A Perfect Vision.

Fashion trends in the 1860s inspired this painting. Cage crinolines, bonnets and bows, galore!

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“A Perfect Vision.” An acrylic painting on an 11 x 14 inch gallery wrap canvas

She takes the cake.

Rococo fashion from the 1780s, just before the French Revolution, inspired this painting. It might look like an elaborate Halloween costume, but around 230 years ago this is the look you’d aspire to, permitting you had the means to do so.

Rococo fashion is dramatic evidence that the aristocracy was totally disconnected from the rest of the world, and there’s no need to strain your brain wondering why that Robespierre guy was so pissed off.

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“She takes the cake.” An acrylic painting on an 8 x 10 inch gallery wrap canvas.