The inspiration for my paintings come from my life long love of animals, particularly dogs, bringing me to specialize in pet and animal portraits. Pets hold a special place in our hearts with their unconditional love and individual personalities. It brings me great enjoyment and satisfaction to capture that character and unique personality on canvas. I paint with acrylic and oil and many of my paintings come from photos that I have taken.
I am a life long resident of West Virginia. I live with my musician husband, two dogs, a flock of egg laying hens, and a small community of bee hives, on a little plot of land in Raleigh County where the creek runs through and the wildlife have taken up residence.
I am a self taught artist who attempted my first painting after retirement from a thirty-two year career as a certified professional pet stylist …. an example of the old adage, “it’s never too late to try something new.”
I am also a member of the Beckley Art Group and a juried Tamarack artist.