Pets are such lovable characters.
Always faithful and so very happy to see us,
they bring much joy to each one of our days & lives.
They also have a mischievous side to their personalities at times,
which is very endearing & precious.
Growing up amongst several furry friends, (dogs, cats, guinea pigs, etc)
it seemed natural they would become the muses for my paintings. Over
the years as a child, I befriended many furry friends in the
neighborhood along with those who made their home with my family
& me. Art has always been a part of my life. I graduated from Minnesota
State University~Moorhead with a BFA in Illustration.
My little furry fellow, Boston Terrier, Fatsa is a current inspiration for
many of my whimsical artworks.
He's full of life, heart & soul & truly a work of art. :-)
I accept commission requests & most custom works include
creative personalized backgrounds. I enjoy the process of working with folks to
create an image which captures not only the physical characteristics &
personalties of their beloved pet/s, but also the environment
he/she enjoys as well, such as the beach, a backyard, cityscape,
or favorite cozy sofa.
My goal with each commissioned portrait is to create a personal image,
one which you can look at and feel the essence of your pet has been
captured, along with a sense of energy & life.
I work from a combination of photos, descriptions,
All of my artworks are meant to bring smiles as the furry friends
themselves make us smile each & every day.