Seems like there was never a time I wasn't drawing, painting or making something with my hands.
The only thing I enjoy more than art, is my dogs - Dalmatians, which I have owned, bred, and shown for over 40 years.
So combining the two just naturally occurred. I started drawing working in charcoals, then moved on to pen and inks, pastels and colored pencil.
When painting, I love to work with Watercolor or Acrylic, occasionally I will do a piece in Oil and at times will combine mediums.
Years ago I started donating a portion of every art sale to a wonderful charity that benefits Dalmatians --
Save the Dalmatians and Others Canine Rescue -- Save the Dalmatians and Others Canine Rescue, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to the rescue of Dalmatians from shelters, the promotion of adoptions of shelter Dalmatians and education of the public about the Dalmatian breed.
I have recently dabbled with some Irish Dance paintings and have done a few other breeds of dogs.
Internationally recognized, my artwork has won awards and hangs in collections all over the world. I am listed in the AKC Dog Museum Artist Registry and I am a proud member of Worldwide Women Artists, an international collective of women artists showing and selling our work online. I do custom animal portraits on request.