Hello and welcome!
Let me tell you a little about me ...
Since I was a child, I have always loved to draw, but I never really pursued it until now. Well, let me clarify that statement … My senior year in college, when I had an elective credit available, I took my first formal art class: Basic Drawing 101. I loved it! I distinctly remember how fascinating I found the lesson on understanding perspective! And apparently my aptitude came through because, after the first few assignments, the professor asked matter-of-factly, “You are an art major, correct?” When I said “no”, he raised his eyebrows and asked both hopefully and worriedly, “But, you’re a freshman, right?” I said “No, I’m a senior.”
Let me also explain that I have always loved animals. In fact, that detail is where my formal training actually led me; I have degrees in both Animal Science and Veterinary Technology. As a young child, I regularly canvased the neighborhood, asking everyone if they had a dog or cat I could walk. As I grew, I had my own menagerie of pets. When I met and married my husband, we spent several years very involved in titling/certifying our dogs in obedience, confirmation, agility and pet therapy. Our family has not only had many beloved animal family members over the years since , but also enjoy and support the natural wildlife in the many places across the country we’ve lived. Tucker and Piper are our two companions these days.
So, I guess it was only natural that these two passions would eventually come together. Now that my husband and I have raised our two wonderful children and are empty nesters, I have found the time to pursue my enjoyment of drawing animals. So, 36 years after that first art class, I began drawing again in the fall of 2020. I continue to learn new skills and techniques with each project and am grateful for my family and friends support as I grow this new endeavor!
Please look around my site and enjoy!