Welcome to my new blog!
There's nothing like a
warm mug of apple cider and colorful leaves falling outside to inspire
me to draw. I have enjoyed doing pet portraits over the years in various mediums. I am currently doing portraits in charcoal/pastel. I also love drawing my own fur babies. This is our youngest in her favorite pose. When the seasons change and the temps drop, our kitties move to their cold weather sleeping spots in the house. This sleeping position seems to be preferred no matter what the season. I suppose viewing the world upside down keeps a fresh perspective. Perhaps more of us should take the time to see the world as our fur babies do, and then we will be just as content as they are. :)
- I have studied art throughout my life starting at a young age being taught by my father, a book illustrator. I then went on to study at Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia, The Art Institute Online of Pittsburgh, and the Academy of Art University of San Francisco. I recently completed a Liberal Studies degree with a concentration in another of my passions, Environmental Science. I created art that I printed on cards and commissioned to local gift shops, but it was not until I started my pet care business in 2010 that I was inspired to do pet portrait art. Our fur babies are as much a part of our families as our humans, and I enjoy capturing not only their likeness, but their character, humor, and spirit. My portraits have been done in charcoal, oil, and acrylic with my present works being done mostly in pastel.