I have been an artist all my life. Growing up, I was always drawing, painting, doodling. It was and is my escape, my zen if you will. And my subjects have always leaned toward nature, usually animals. I have always loved animals and surround myself with them. I hardly can recall a time in my life when I didn’t have a least one companion animal in my home. Prior to expanding my career as an artist, I worked several years in the veterinary field as an assistant, then becoming a licensed technician. Combining my love for companion animals and art, I also have a passion for painting Pet Portraits. It is very different from my ocean inspired art, but equally as enjoyable to me.