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.