I have been a professional artist for fourteen years since earning my B.A. in Art from Johnson State College in Johnson, Vermont, but in reality, I have been drawing and painting for as long as I can remember.
I turned to colored pencil after trying practically every other medium and have fallen in love with the detail and depth that I can achieve with them.  I am drawn to images of animals, nature and birds bathed in sunlight and shadows. 
I work exclusively from photographs to create my vibrant, realistic images. I can create beautiful pet portraits from your photographs or, when possible, from photos I take myself. I also accept commissions for animals other than your own pets, such as wildlife, birds, marine life and so on. In addition to commissions my site has a number of completed paintings available for purchase. I also offer art lessons to both children and adults.
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“Happiness is a warm puppy.”


Dogs are wonderful to draw, I love their sparkling eyes and happy (most of the time) faces!

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“What greater gift than the love of a cat.”


Cats have been and will most likely always remain my favorite animal and some of my favorite to draw!

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“An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.”


I’ve always loved animals, tame and wildlife and can’t wait to add more drawings and expand this collection!

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“Wherever there are birds, there is hope.”


Birds have become one of my new passions and I have many, many more drawings planned!

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