My creative side has kept me busy when I had the time and energy to devote to it. I am an avid photographer of mostly landscapes and animals from all of my years of traveling. I am a self-taught artist who has taken the occasional art class over the years. I have been drawing all my life, mostly in ink, and ‘discovered’ my love of colored pencils a few years ago.
I have always had a love of animals and began my colored pencil work from my own photos taken at the zoo as well as on my travels. I then incorporated my family pets as my art subjects and soon friends and family were asking me to draw their pets. Pet portraits were next in the natural progression and I cannot imagine anything else that is as rewarding as capturing the essence of someone’s best friend on paper to last a lifetime.