Monday, February 02, 2015

Animals in Pastels 25th Anniversary

Hello, Just wanted to take a moment to post that this year will mark the 25th year that I have been painting animals in pastels professionally. It doesn't seem possible that so many years have already gone by.  And I still enjoy painting pet portrait's for my clients so that they can display the love and bond that they have with their animal companions and keep these cherished memories alive for a lifetime.

This spring we will be updating my website so check us out at to see our new look. By this summer I hope to have my next wildlife series completed and uploaded on our new website. This series will feature some of the big cats residing at DEW Haven in Mt. Vernon, Maine. With the sale of the original artwork & prints from this series I will donate 20%  to help generate some money to go towards the care of all the current animals residing at the sanctuary. I am not sure if you were able to see the DEW series that aired on Animal Planet this year but all donations are greatly appreciated to help pay for the upkeep and vet care for all the animals under their care.  I truly enjoyed our last trip in 2011 when I got to meet not only Bob and Julie Miner but Makeena, a female white Bengal tiger cub when she was only 6 months old. I even got to scratch Bejoux, a male black leopard behind his ear. And captured some wonderful photographs of Tundra a male lion with his lioness laying by his side in the sunlight. Last but not least I captured some nice shots of Bob with one of his tigers. You can truly see the love and affection that he has for his animals and they for him.  It was a real treat to be able to be up close to these wonderful big cats and capture those wonderful photographs and I hope to be able to visit again soon. If you have not had a chance to visit them yet than mark your calendars, as they are open from May to October and I am sure you will enjoy the visit as much as I did. For more information please visit their website at

In November I will once again be displaying some of my new artwork at the CMMC Art Gallery in Lewiston, Maine located on High Street. During the month of November you will be able to purchase some of my original artwork and photography as gifts for the upcoming holiday season.

Well, that's all my news for now. Stay warm and safe as those of us here in the Northeast are once again in the middle of another winter snow storm. They predict another 12 inches today on top of the 30 inches we already received last week. And the groundhog predicts another 6 weeks of winter!  Spring and warm sunshine can't come fast enough for me.

Take care, until next time~
Sandra Lee Huston