I started painting portraits over ten years ago. I discovered it's what I absolutely love to do. After studying printmaking in art school for five years, my love of animals, and the deep connections we share with the animals in our lives led me to painting and drawing highly detailed portraits of pets. Capturing one’s likeness, character and personality in my painting is one of my greatest and most rewarding challenges. As a full time artist, I am able to work my creative muscle every day, helping me perfect my techniques as a painter and portrait artist. I want to capture the expression, the twinkle in the eye, that special something that makes each subject unique and singular.