All my paintings have one of three themes. When I first started painting the dogs all the paintings were pretty much allegorical. They were about being a person in our current society, as told to us by a creature that loved us best and most wanted to be like us, our dogs. I started painting these in the very late 80’s and still paint them today; they are just subtler now. The second theme is one of death and remembrance. They are about memories, memorials and honoring those we loved and have lost. The newest theme is just about dogs being dogs. I find myself painting more of these now, although I paint plenty of the others, as well. The models for the paintings in this show are my dogs. They are handy, work for cheap, and I love them; but I also do portraits of other peoples dogs, on commission.