Melissa and I have been blessed beyond our ability to ask or imagine. We both love both sides of our family. This portrait was painted for my brother in law Wyman Wilson. His dog Zoe has at times been like my dog or at least I feel that way. She is a beautiful and lively dog, full of energy and love. I've wanted to paint her for some time, so when my sister in law Diana requested a portrait for Wyman on Father's Day I couldn't resist. He LOVED it and apparently legend has it, he shed a manly tear!