December 13, 2017

Tree Whisperer - Original oil painting of Barred Owl

Tree Whisperer
8x6 Oil on panel 
©2017 Deb Kirkeeide

Since I only occasionally hear  the owls at night, I go to Lowry Nature Center in Waconia for their Raptors in The Yard program to  learn and observe. They care for several injured raptors that are unable to be released back into the wild and hold educational programs each month. 

I love the barred owl. She is always so calm and serene. Quietly watching those of us that gather round for a chance to learn more of her.

Tree Whisperer | 250.00

December 11, 2017

Winter Wisdom - Owl painting by Deb Kirkeeide

Winter Wisdom | 8x8 Oil | $550 framed | ©2017 Deb Kirkeeide

Winter carries wisdom to be discovered as we settle in to the still time of the year.
This beautiful owl reflects the cool, quiet colors of winter as it sits in the snowy aerie. 

This piece is floated in a simple natural finished 2 inch deep frame. Shown here in a grouping of simliar paintings.  (all are available)

December 10, 2017

Black Beauty | 6x6 Oil | $220 | ©2017 Deb Kirkeeide

This little one has me seriously thinking of how fun it might be to have a studio bunny! Well, maybe.
Someday. For now I'll be content with the wild bunnies that live under my deck.

But isn't this one cute? I love how she turned out.

(And no messes to clean up after )

November 28, 2017

"Doodle" - Dog Portrait by Deb Kirkeeide

Doodle  |  6x6 Oil |  Framed $300

 This guyis ready to play! Doodle is currently holding court at the Minnetonka Center For The Arts  - Art for the Holidays exhibition and sale. If you are in the area, please stop in for unique and delightful gifts of art this Holiday. 

If you are interested in this little one, please contact me and I will see what if it is still available. 

 Wouldn't this be fun in a baby's room?  (Suggested framing and display inspiration)


For your own dog (or pet) portrait,  
I am available for commissions and offer 
gift certificates for gift giving as well. 

Both are available with a small framed message 
so you can have something to wrap.
Please contact me for more information.

October 22, 2017

DOGS - an Exhibit B Gallery and National Dog Show Charities Event


Adopt a painting and help a rescue find a home. 
October 27, 2017 through October 29, 2017 
Exhibit B Gallery 105 N Main Street, Souderton  PA

I Only Have Eyes For You
6X6 Oil

All You Need Is Love 
6x6 Oil

These two are headed east to be included in Exhibit B Gallery's show DOGS. The gallery is teaming up with National Dog Show Charities to benefit Dog Town Rescue as part of The National Dog Show.

October 3, 2017

First Glimpse of Autumn - Plein Air Landscape painting Deb Kirkeeide

First Glimpse of Autumn | 6 x 8 Oil | $200 | ©Deb Kirkeeide
I recently had a chance to visit the most magical, inspiring and beautiful place in Minnesota - Grand Marais, MN along the North Shore of Lake Superior.

I, of course, brought my paints and was able to capture a bit of the fall colors  just starting to emerge. As it happened, the Grand Marais Plein Air  competition was happening at the same time and painters were in abundance along the shore, the woods and around the time. I didn't participate, but I enjoyed talking to other artists and visiting with the curious passerby.

Best of all I visited with dear friends, spent my time painting and slept throught the chilly nights with my windows wide open, listening to the waves along the shore.


First Glimpse of Autumn and other landscape paintings are available on my website.

As always, thank you for your interest and support of my art!

October 1, 2017

Dream Keeper - Barred Owl Original Wildlife Painting by Deb Kirkeeide

Dreamkeeper | 8x8 Oil | $550 | ©2017 Deb Kirkeeide

This beautiful bird is a resident of the Lowry Nature Center in Waconia, MN as part of the University of MN Raptor Center. She was injured some years ago and is blind in one eye and cannot be released back into the wild. She is now an educator in the Raptors in the Yard program.

The day I was there she sat on her perch, very serene and calm and was pretty curious about me as I snapped pictures of her. She's a pro!

The King | 12 x 12 Oil | $850
The Wanderer | 8 x 8 Oil | $550

Dream Keeper, The King and The Wanderer were juried into the Kelley Gallery Small Works Show this year. If you are in the area - stop by!

Exhibition and Sale dates: Oct 13, 2017 – Oct 29, 2017
Artist Reception: October 13, 2017 from 5-9pm

If you are interested in any of these paintings please contact myself or the Gallery