Welcome to my web site. My name is Hallie and I am a rescue longhaired dachshund. I paint and donate proceeds of the profits to the Purple Heart Rescue as well as other rescues. Learn more about me on my "Bio" page. I always wear a red artist's beret when I paint and it often shows up in my paintings. I also happen to be blind but I don't let that slow me down.
All of my paintings are now signed! I have to admit I was having a little trouble with that whole paw/dexterity thing, and Mom didn't want paint up my nose, so we made an exact replica of my actual nose into a stamp and every painting gets my nose print on it.
CLICK HERE to go to my Paintings. Payment by PayPal only.
It turns out Hallie has as much fun painting ornaments as she does paintings! She does all of the pretty painting parts, her Mom adds glitter and a bow to the top when she's done.
Hallie's 2014 Calendar is here! CLICK HERE to order.
TO SEE A VIDEO OF ME IN ACTION, CLICK HERE
December 6, 2013: Hallie has her own Cafe Press store now. Calendar, greeting cards, and more. Click Here.
September 9, 2013: Hallie and I are the featured artists at the Washington State Fair in Puyallup. We will be there in the fine arts building between about 10 am and noon on Saturday, Sept 14 and again from about 11 and most of the day Sunday Sept 15. We will also be there Friday Sept 20 in the evening. We'd love to you to come meet her and see her paint!
August 26, 2013: Hallie on NBC's Today Website (click on "view slideshow" to see her)
August 7, 2013: Today is my birthday! I am 13 years young. I have been partying for three days already and Mom says we have much more planned all week. Yesterday I even got to dance with a beautiful ballerina! (she is my human cousin and we sorta grew up at the same time). Click here for a pic!
July 15, 2013: Click Here for the story on KING 5 news by John Sharify. They did a great job we're very grateful to have been asked and we will have more new paintings up in the next few days also.
July 11, 2013: Today was the last of 3 days of filming for a documentary Hallie and I are going to be part of. It is going to be called "The Million Dollar Duck" and it is about the Federal Duck Stamp competition, which I enter every year. We are very happy to be part of the project and Hallie and I both had a great time. She was filmed painting and doing nosework, while I was filmed painting, photographing ducks and spoiling Hallie. The documentary will be out in a few months. We can't wait!
July 10, 2013: Hallie was filmed for a KING 5 news clip with reporter John Sharify. The clip will air this Monday, July 15, 2013, at about 5:45 on channel 5.
June 26, 2013: Hallie's art work will be on the cover of a soon to be published book! http://www.creativecavalierllc.com/home.html
June 12, 2013: Check out the new Hallie-Mobile! (this is not for advertisement, I just got a really good deal on the decal and couldn't pass it up) :)
June 1, 2013: A nice article on Hallie in The Chronicle Newspaper.
May 18, 2013: Hallie had a wonderful time at the PAWS Hero Pet Award banquet. They did a beautiful job and a lot of money was raised for PAWS that night. Here is a video of Hallie accepting her award.
April 20, 2013: We are very honored that Hallie has been chosen as the winner in the 2013 PAWS Hero Pet Award! She will be at the awards banquet on Bainbridge Island on May 18. Thank you to PAWS for choosing Hallie for the award. Please help support their fundraiser. Click Here.
April 18, 2013:A very nice article on petsadviser.com Click Here.
April 14, 2013: Hallie had an interview with Mike Leavitt (who did a great job!!! Thank you!) Click Here.
April 14, 2013: Hallie was featured on Free Kibble's trivia question which got 65,000 views!
April 2, 2013: Hallie has a great article on NBC's Petside by Heather Larson. Click Here to read.
March 1, 2013: Hallie's art will be hanging, and for sale, at the BARK Espresso in North Seattle, until June 2013.
11335 Roosevelt Way NE (between N Pinehurst Way & 113th St),Seattle, WA 98125
February 14, 2013: Hallie is still painting but she has taken a break from media as she has been practicing for her K9 Nose Work trials where the dogs search 4 areas, an interior search, exterior search, container search and vehicle search. They have a certain amount of time to search each area, find the exact source of scent, and indicate to their handler where it is. They have to pass each of the 4 elements to earn their title.
Hallie was entered in a trial on January 20 and earned her title with flying colors! She was the only blind pup there and out of 33 dogs entered, only 14 passed and Hallie was 8th overall. She found the exterior hide in a very fast 25 seconds. (3 minutes was alloted). She was also awarded the "Harry Award" which is given to the most outstanding rescue dog that demonstrates extraordinary ability and spirit in nose work at each trial. I was extremely proud of her and shed many tears that day. Best of all, she had a wonderful time. Here is a video clip of her in action at a match. You would never guess she is blind.
November 19, 2012: Hallie is in this months issue of Astro Girl Magazine.
September 14, 2012: Here is a nice clip about me on buzn 102.9.
September 12, 2012: I will be on the Bob Rivers Radio show in Seattle, KJR. Click here.
September 8, 2012: I will be painting at the Puyallup Fair in the Fine Arts building.
September 5, 2012: I was on KOMO 4 TV news. Click here for video!
March 2012: I had a SIX page spread in the Doxie Digest Magazine! My Mom had a tiny photo of one of her paintings in a different magazine the same day...did I mention mine was SIX beautiful color pages?
February 14, 2012: I was filmed for a spot in the show, "Evening Magazine". I was very good and very cute. This aired Tuesday February 21, 2012. Click Here to see clip.
February 11, 2012: I made the front page of Lewis County newspaper, the Chronicle!
January 2012: An article on me being very good and very cute, appears in "Pet Connection".
CLICK HERE to check out my Mom's art.
She's not as good as I am but I keep working on her.
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We have been blessed with a very gifted holistic vet, Donna Kelleher. She has been treating Hallie for several weeks now, with NAET treatment for her allergies, and diet changes. So far I've seen some very positive changes in her! I have been to several holistic vets before with my previous 2 dogs with no results...so was a bit skeptical going into this. But am now a firm believer!
We would like to recommend Dr. Donna's book, "The Proof is in the Poodle". It will make you laugh...and cry. It is a wonderful read on her journey to becoming a holistic healer and her ongoing passion for learning new methods of helping our four legged family in a safe and healthy way. (So far, she has gotten Hallie off of the allergy shots she has had to have all of her life as well as Pepcid AC and Carafate for her stomach!)
Click Here to learn more about Dr. Donna's book, The Proof is in the Poodle.