I got acquainted with Andy Mathis when he was active on the Daily Painters site. I always go there every day to see the new paintings after I check all my other daily blogs. He had a painting of a puppy that I recognized from one of my photos I had uploaded to the Wetcanvas Reference Library. So nice to see it all painted.
He is a veterinarian from Georgia and also paints. I just came from his blog and enjoyed looking thru his posts. He has a couple of dog videos that are cute. Real short ones but I can get my puppy "fix" without the danger of bringing another dog home to live. Much safer than looking at puppies in person. Just not quite as satisfying as having them in my arms and smelling that delicious puppy breath.
I emailed Andy after seeing his painting and told him I really liked what he had done with it. He answered and then sent me a Giclee print (he sells prints of his work). I really treasure it and will eventually treasure it more as my Friday is 10 years old and some day I will not have her. But I will always have the print. Thank you Andy.
You can visit Andy's web blog here. http://andymathis.blogspot.com/.