Photos from the book release party for Robin Gainey, author of "Jack of Hearts". I attended the party because a painting that Robin commissioned from me 8 years ago is on the cover. The painting of Shimoni was a gift for a friend of Robin's who lives in Italy. Two years after Robin commissioned the portrait, she finished writing the story who's main character is a Jack Russell named Shimoni. Here is Robin's Seattle celebration of the release of the book and an art show of some my paintings of dogs with their humans. In the last photo on the far right is a portrait of Robin and her two Jack Russells, Dash and Axel, and cat, Eva. Preparing for the Dog Art Show.