It has been a historic and turbulent week. Despite the turmoil, I still believe our diversity can find a common ground. I focus on the nooks and crannies of undisturbed peace, like the sweet boy in my painting here I did a few years back. Each of us has a part to play in the world and in our country and no part is too small or insignificant. All of us, including the critters, are vital. Take each step, keeping in mind the consequence of your actions but without the burden of perfection. Each stroke of paint you put down is a piece of a bigger picture. Never lose site of the bigger picture.
- 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.