Sadly, my first-ever retrospective, Palettes: Past Present and Pursuits, closes Tuesday at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. I hope you’ve taken the time to see the show. If not, you have two more days.

Part of the show is a book I had the pleasure of illustrating. It’s titled Frebie Dog Tales (The New Mailman, The Dog Catcher and the Judge).

Frebie Dog Tales is a children’s book written by Betty Reese Freberg, a Christian speaker, teacher, filmmaker and author. Betty afforded me the rare privilege and honor of providing the 12 illustrations you’ll see in the book.

The book is inspired by a true tale. Frebie was a mixture of Chow and German Shepard. As a six week old puppy, Frebie met and won the heart of his master, a Baylor University college student by the name of Doug. It was the start of a thirteen year love affair between two free spirits. But when Doug moved to Washington D.C., he asked his widowed mom to let Frebie move in with her. Neither Frebie nor Mimi could imagine the adventures they were about to share.

Frebie Dog Tales is available for purchase on Amazon and at Lovegrove Gallery & Gardens, which is located at 4637 Pine Island Road on sunny Matlacha Island. For more information, please telephone 239-938-5655.

The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First Street in the heart of the downtown Fort Myers River District. For more information and museum hours, please visit or telephone 239-333-1933.