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“Millie”  

 

20 x 24

acrylic

In the private collection of
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Shipman, Memphis, TN

Janice wrote: "To Debbie Dearen Richmond from Janice Cobb and Buster.....

Hi Debbie,

Sometimes a simple "thanks" doesn't seem adequate enough when the kindness comes from depths of the heart. This summer brought with it the death of Buster, my beloved pet of ten years. We were the closest of friends from the first day we met. Of course, Buster, was the BEST of the BEST. His death threw me into the depths of sorrow.

The Laurie Fee family is related to Debbie Dearen Richmond. One day I openly wondered if Debbie might consider creating a portrait of Buster.....a forever memory of our times together as best pet/"master" friends. Debbie came through like a shining star! I have admired her paintings for many years..... Please go to her website and view some of her works!

Laurie Fee and I inundated Debbie her with photos of Buster. In about two weeks, I opened the package and openly wept as I stared into Buster's face once again.

How does one person thank another for such a gift? A gift of understanding, caring, and devotion to pet lovers. Through Debbie's strokes, her love for animals shines through. She truly "gets" the connections.

Thank you, Debbie, for your generosity.......but most of all thank you for caring. God has blessed you with a true eye for nature. You are are a gift to the world.......from your heart to the hearts of others. I will forever cherish the ties that now exist between you, Buster, and me."

"Buster"

 

acrylic on canvas

16 x 12

gallery wrap

 

Bichon Frise

in the private collection of

Janice Cobb,

Nashville, TN

"Princess Sarah Fergie"

 

acrylic on canvas

16 x 20

gallery wrap

"I wanted to write you to thank you for your wonderful portrait of Sarah Fergie. The expression on her face captures her personality so well.
My family and I will enjoy it for many years to come.

Thank you again for your marvelous work."

Mrs. William B. Sledge

"Sweet Missy"

acrylic on canvas

 

"Pollo and Dora"

acrylic on canvas

30 x 30

Pollo (Apollo) and Dora (Pandora) are half brother and sister, ages 8 & 7 respectively. The painting was a surprise birthday gift for Eddy Herbert from his wife, Gail, and their children. He was amazed and delighted and couldn't believe how Debbie captured their eyes, colors and all the details!

Thank you Debbie,

Gail Herbert
Memphis, TN

"Puppy Love"

 

acrylic on canvas

16 x 20
(unframed)

21 x 25
(framed)

 

"King Charles Spaniel"

 

acrylic on canvas

16 x 20
(unframed)

26 x 30
(framed)

 

"Lover Boy"

 

acrylic on canvas

20 x 24
(unframed)

30 x 34
(framed)

 

"Mug Shot"

 

acrylic

16 x 20

gallery wrap

 

"Sugar Baby"

 

acrylic

16 x 20

gallery wrap

 

"Spudleigh & Widget"

 

acrylic

30 x 24

gallery wrap

sold

In the private collection of Marjorie and Ralph Gore, Memphis, TN.

"Thank you Debbie for doing such a lovely portrait of my 2 Jack Russells, Spudleigh and Widget. Your caring and thoughtful attention to detail and attitude is greatly appreciated. You really have "captured" them so well. Ralph and I did not think you could purpass the portrait you did of "Bram" but you just may have. We could not be more pleased. Blessed your sweet heart!"

Love,
Marjorie Gore

"A Pair of Jacks"

 

acrylic on canvas

gallery wrap

 

 

"Markie"

 

30 x 20

acrylic on canvas

gallery wrap

 

sold

"Markie", a male papillon, is in the private collection of Patti and Mike Hernandez from Grenada, Mississippi.

"Molly"

 

 

acrylic on canvas

gallery wrap

 

sold

"Molly" is a Boston terrier that is in the private collection of the Bob and Janet Turner family of Germantown, TN.

"Bella Rose"

 

acrylic on canvas

16 x 20

unframed

gallery wrap

 

sold

Bella Rose, a Shih Tzu is in the private collection of Ms. Doni May of Memphis, TN.

"Julia"

 

acrylic on canvas

 

16 x 20

unframed

gallery wrap

 

sold

In the private collection of
Mr. & Mrs. William H. Milnor

"Sugar"

 

acrylic on canvas

 

16 x 20

unframed

 

sold

 

"Baby Lucy"

 

acrylic on canvas

24 x 24

unframed

gallery wrap

 

 

sold

 

This golden retriever puppy is a portrait of Lucy when she was about two months.  Her angelic face and charm brought great joy into the lives of Dennis and Cynthia Sexton for over ten years.  Cynthia said she knew as a baby, Lucy would grow up to be their smart, little princess and that's exactly what she was. Cynthia and I have become good friends through our love for art and animals, and I am proud to say the Sexton's have many of my favorite paintings in their private collection.

"Baby Marcie"

 

oil on canvas

30 x 30

unframed

gallery wrap

 

sold

This is a painting of Marcie when she was about 4 months old.  Cynthia and Dennis have had many dogs and Marcie, now 11, has lived the life of a princess just like Lucy and Blossom.  The Sexton's are huge animal lovers and any dog who lives and shares their home is the luckiest pet in the world.  This painting is in the Sexton's private collection.

"Barney"

 

oil on canvas

16 x 20

unframed

gallery wrap

 

 

sold

In the private collection of Margaret and Ken Garland

"Cookie & Lola"

 

acrylic on canvas

30 x 30

unframed

gallery wrap

 

 

sold

When Sondra decided to give herself a birthday present, she thought why not a painting of Cookie and Lola, her beloved pair of female long hair dachshunds. Cookie, whose silky red hair and assertive personality, had no problem posing and playing in front of the camera.  Lola was quiet and more cautious.  She felt the need to know me better before she opened up to the idea of having herself forever captured in a painting.  By the end of the day and like all little girls, both wanted to show off and have everyone's undivided attention. This painting is in the private collection of Sondra and Larry Levingston of Germantown, Tennessee.

"Jackson"

 

acrylic on canvas

24 x 24

unframed

gallery wrap

 

sold

In the private collection of Katie Snipes, Memphis, TN

"Jesse"

 

acrylic on canvas

16 x 20

unframed

gallery wrap

 

sold

The desire to paint "Jesse" was inspired by, Toto, the cairn terrier in one of my favorite old movies, "the Wizard of Oz".  A smart, quick personality that easy to train, makes this breed an endearing choice to use in movies and commercials. This painting is in the private collectin of Cynthia and Dennis Sexton.

"Louie, Charlie & Dolly"

 

oil on linen

36 x 24 (unframed)

46 x 34 (framed)

 

 

sold

In the private collection of Travis and Brandon Sheley, Memphis, TN

"Lucy"

 

acrylic on canvas

30 x 30

unframed

gallery wrap

 

sold

In the private collection of Stephanie Wolfe, Memphis, TN

"Missy Too"

 

acrylic on canvas

24 x 24

unframed

gallery wrap

 

sold

In the private collection of Ann Lansden, Memphis, TN

"Muffin"

 

oil on canvas

16 x 20

unframed

gallery wrap

 

 

sold

Looking for something new and different as an anniversary present for his wife, Bob Turner thought a painting of their beloved Boston Terrier would be just the thing.  The Turner's had loved and raised many Boston Terriers, but Muffin was special.  Their household had not been the same since Muffin's death and, as I affectionately refer, gone to "Rainbow Bridge",

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Although Muffin's puppies keeps her legacy alive for the Turner family to enjoy, she is still greatly missed.  Bob said Janet was surprised by his gift and happy to have Muffin''s painting on their wall so she could remember her sweet face.  This painting is in the private collection of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Turner and family in Germantown, TN.