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Honouring the Memory of Boomer

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Honouring the Memory of Boomer

December 2015
Acrylic and Oil Paint on Canvas
11" x 14"

Creating this piece and seeing how it affected the owner really brought back to me just how important artwork can be. Sadly, Boomer had to leave his loving parents P.J. and Jaime not very long ago. As a Christmas gift Jaime wanted to surprise P.J. with this portrait of his beloved pup where he was most happy, at camp. The whole time I was creating this piece my heart strings were being pulled because I too am a pet parent and I cannot imagine the devastation I would feel if Maverick had to leave us. But I also knew that a painting like this could help keep him in their daily lives forever. Jaime was sweet enough to forward me a personal video of P.J. opening his present and I can only say that his reaction proved to me that THIS is what art is for. THIS is what my skills are meant to do. To celebrate a soul (whether or not that's a furry soul doesn't matter). I am so glad P.J. and Jaime see their Boomer in this piece and that it will bring them joy. I am incredibly proud of the way it turned out and spent far longer on it than I had anticipated. Every detail was put in with love and care and I hope that shows. Feel free to continue scrolling to see close ups of this gorgeous painting. :)