I am an artist who is self-taught and have painted since childhood.
I'm inspired by nature, its colors and textures and
by all animals, but dogs in particular. I feel my talent is "God-given", polished by much practice, discipline and dedication.
My reward for working hard is creating art that touches people's hearts while doing what I love to do.
My involvement with dogs began when raising and
showing conformation Shetland Sheepdogs (Shelties) as a hobby
for almost 30 years. But since my interest lies more in painting dogs than breeding them, I am very happy to stay at home
and paint the dogs I love. And, while we no longer
show dogs, I still go to a few shows a year to
connect with old friends and take lots of pictures of dogs that catch my eye
in all breeds. I feel this allows me an edge to
accurately portray each breed.
Inside these pages you'll find a sampling of much of the art I have done to date, photos of my dogs, past and present and how everything ties in together. I am extremely proud of my accomplishments in both. After perusing my site, please feel free to
drop me a note
with any questions