Supporting Animal Sanctuaries with Art

Resident of Arthurs Acres Animal Sanctuary

I started oil painting in 2020 during the pandemic; I took several on-line lessons from artists that I’m following on Instagram. I’m exploring ways to use my art to make an impact and help people and animals. I’m sending these painting to Arthur’s Acres Animal Sanctuary in hopes they can sell/auction them to raise money for the animals.


Morty was the animal that first got my attention, he’s the big, pink “looker” that lives at Arthur’s Acres Animal Sanctuary with the rest of his curly-tailed friends and Todd Friedman in Parksville, New York. I love pigs and this unique pig pulled me in! Arthur’s Acres rescues and rehabilitates animals in need.

Morty the Tractor Pig

I’ve learned so much about pigs and different pig breeds by watching Todd’s posts. I like to watch the pumpkin parties, strawberry parties and carrot parties etc. that Todd throws for his residents:) Watching these intelligent animals makes me smile and watching Todd and his helpers take care of them warms my heart!


Here is the link to Arthur’s Acres: and

I’ve used the photos of Pitchfork Warrior, friend of Arthurs Acres for my paintings.

Pig Jokes and Needle Felted Pigs!

Q: Who is the smartest pig in the world?
A: Ein-swine

Q: Why did the pig cross the road?
A: He got boar-ed.

Q: What do you call a pig with laryngitis?A: Disgruntled.

Q: What do you call a pig who won the lottery?
A: Filthy rich.

Q: What do you call the story of the three little pigs?
A: A pig tale.

A policeman in the big city stops a man in a car with a pig in the front seat.
“What are you doing with that pig”” He exclaimed, “You should take it to the zoo.”

The following week, the same policeman sees the same man with the pig again in the front seat, with both of them wearing sunglasses. The policeman pulls him over.

“I thought you were going to take that pig to the zoo!” The man replied, “I did. We had such a good time we’re going to the beach this weekend!

Q: Why should you never tell a pig a secret?
A: Because they love to squeal.

A man in a movie theater notices what looks like a pig sitting next to him.
“Are you a pig?” asked the man surprised.
“Yes” the pig replied.
“What are you doing at the movies?”
The pig replied, “Well, I liked the book.”

Q: What do you call a pig that’s not fun to be around?
A: A boar.