maison21 has been hinting for years that he would like one of his good friend eileen zegar's beautiful art pieces- she does the most amazing abstracted landscapes, and we've loooong admired them while visiting her home and office. we also noticed and loved the portrait she did of her dog, montana, which we glimpsed in her bedroom one day when we were over at eileen's place doling out a bit of free decorating advice.
well, eileen repaid my free decorating advice (and desire to own one of her pieces) in spades when she recently gifted me with the above oil portrait of my girl, mona. eileen perfectly captured mona's happy personality, and the portrait is now above my desk, so while mona may no longer be with me physically, her sweet spirit smiles down on me daily. thank you, eileen- it is a wonderful tribute to my girl, and makes me happy whenever i view it.
eileen has also recently launched a website to offer her commisioned pet portraits to wider audience at www.dogartLA.com, and m21 encourages you to visit and view her work. her fine art pet portraits are a chic and sophisticated way to immortalize your loved ones, but they avoid the schmaltz and cheeze factor due to eileen's tremendous talent. they truly rise to the level of "Art" with a capital "A".
again, thank you eileen- my girl is smiling down at me as i type...