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My name is Jill Henderson and I am a pet portraitist.  I work with your favorite photos to create original life-like portraits that will forever honor the love and loyalty of your special family member.  To learn more about the process and to see some of my work, feel free to browse through the site and request a free, no-commitment quote.  And when you’re ready, we will embark upon a wonderful journey together.

All the Best,
Jill Henderson

Sky Bear

Sky Bear Cow Skull by Jill Henderson 2This is my most recent painted cow skull, entitled ‘Sky Bear’.

In many native cultures the bear is among the most sacred of animals.  Not only are bear strong and powerful, but they are gentle mothers and thoughtful souls.

The Great Bear is not only sacred to Native Americans, but to all of mankind.  That respect is represented in the naming of the constellation Ursa Major – the Great Bear.  You can find the Sky Bear by first searching for the Big Dipper (in North America).  Continue reading

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The latest cow skull begun…

2013 9-10 Bear Skull

The Sacred Circle of Water

Sacred Circle of Water by Jill Henderson (2)When we moved into our new place a couple years ago, my husband and I found two weathered and stained cow skulls that had been hidden in the tall weeds of the side yard.  Not knowing exactly where they fit into our landscape, they were repeatedly moved around the perimeter of the house until finally they wound up on a shelf in the workshop where they sat for the better part of two years.  I had been saying all along that I wanted to paint them, but just never seemed to get around to it.

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Rudy – Graphite Portrait

Rudy - Copyright 2011 Jill Henderson

Wow!  I love it!  What a great job! He looks so sweet!

Milo – Pastel Portrait

Milo - Copyright Jill HendersonDear Jill,  I wanted to let you know we got Milo’s picture.  It’s fantastic.  You really captured his spirit in his eyes and his smile is perfect.  Thanks so much for the effort you put into it.

Ali – Pastel Portrait

Ali - Copyright Jill HendersonDear Jill…. Ali made my wife cry.   You really captured [his] essence.