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2018 Labrador Retriever Calendar is now available!

The 2018 Labrador Retriever watercolor calendar is here! This unique calendar featuring 13 new watercolors is printed on premium heavyweight gloss card stock and  spiral bound You won’t want to throw this collector calendar away at the end of the year!
Each calendar is shipped in a crystal-clear poly envelope ready for gift giving. Get one for every Lab lovin’ friend, coworker and family member. It is a gift that can be enjoyed throughout 2018.

To place order http://mollypooleartist.bigcartel.com/

This year I am offering the calendar in two sizes. The classic size that I have offered every year and a new larger format with extra writing space for busy folks with great readability and larger artwork.

Classic Size $24.95 or
NEW! Larger Size $29.95
Shipping is included within the U.S.


Every year, I donate a portion of the calendar profits to a Labrador Rescue group. This year’s donation recipient will be Southeast Texas Labrador Retriever Rescue in the wake of Harvey hurricane devastation. http://www.txlabrescue.org/#xl_xr_page_index

Calendars expected to ship third week of September 2017.
*If you would prefer to order by check, contact me to place order and arrange payment. Thank you!
Contact me for quantity orders (over 7) for discount.

2018 features 13 new watercolors of selected Labrador Retriever friends! I am so thankful for all the submissions for consideration for next year’s calendar. Like years past, deciding on the final thirteen is the hardest part of putting the calendar together. I couldn’t put this together without all of your help and love of your Labrador Retrievers! Thank you!!
I enjoy looking at all of your pups and submissions.

Haidyn and Rogue. Rogue, owned and loved by the Oghigians with friend Haidyn, San Pedro, CA

Dunkel owned and loved by Debra Roberts, Windor, CO

Oliver owned and loved by the Sunderlands, Hesperia, CA

Cinema owned and loved by Sauni Walter, Aiken, SC

Sage owned and loved by Gail Montgomery, Colorado Springs, CO  and Dunkel owned and loved by Debra Roberts, Windor, CO

Grace and Grizz owned and loved by Jen and Dave Cordero, Black Forest, CO

Oaklee and Presley  owned and loved by Cindy Bilbo, Big Canoe, GA

Kaden owned and loved by Sue Zellers, Warsaw, IN

Toby owned and loved by Deb and Paul McGrath, Francestown, NH

Scout, Duke, Pecos, Ruby  owned and loved by Amy and Scott Stevens, Houston, TX

Kenny bred by Dmitriy Materikov (Nordnix) and photo credit Elizabeth Arellano http://www.elizabetharellano.com/

Barley owned and loved by Jen Crow, Acton, CA 93510

Dewey owned and loved by Deb, Kevin, Jordan and McKenzie Aitkin, Olympia, WA 98513

Waverunners as Cover Art

javma.2016.248.issue-7.coverIf you are a veterinarian, tech or in the animal care field, look for my artwork on the cover of the April 1st 2016 issue of JAVMA.
Pleased to be featured on the cover for the second time!
“Waverunners” watercolor


Paws for Claws for a Cause

Save the date. A collection of my new works will be featured at this fun show..
6×6 original works donated by many local artists will be available for purchase fro $75.00! Get there early for best selection.. A terrific fundraiser show at Sullivan Framing & Fine Art Gallery.

New Water Artworks


Sunkist 10″ square watercolor framed to 24″ square driftwood frame


Spin Cycle 12″x16″ watercolor framed to 24″x30″ driftwood frame


Continuing with my water and Labrador Retriever themed works this past week, I created these new watercolor and gouache artworks on paper.
These works are framed with handcrafted frames made from salvaged driftwood collected from the salt marshes of South Carolina by artisan/craftsman Jim Lavalley from Charleston, South Carolina. His reclaimed wood company makes frames from anything from  antique pianos to salvaging washed up boats. You can find his work here on his “Old Like New” etsy shop.

The weathered frames are a perfect compliment to my water dog works. They will be on display soon locally. More information to follow.

*Thank you to Erin Furman and Katie Dinning for providing refererence photos for these new works.

1000 Dog Portraits


1000 Dog PortraitsI honestly had long forgotten submissions that I made a year ago answering a call out to dog artists to be considered for a book on modern dog portraiture.
Hadn’t given it another thought about it again until I got some good news yesterday!
Six of my Labrador Retriever paintings are included Rockport Publishers’ new book 1,000 Dog Portraits by Robynne Raye!

1,000 Dog Portraits showcases a compilation of quirky, fun, fanatical illustrations, paintings, and drawings from artists around the globe.

I am thrilled to be included and I can’t wait to get my hands on my copy.
The book is available for pre-order if you are a collector of dog related books like I am.