I have always had a passion for art - and animals too! Even as a child, all of my drawings had animals in them. So, it was fitting that after a 20-year corporate career, I would go back to that. I started volunteering at our local animal shelter (acquiring a few more dogs in the process) and I got serious about oil painting! I painted all of our dogs, gave pet portraits as gifts and painted the occasional cow and rooster. Now I am completely focused on animal art - mainly painting pet portraits and shelter/rescue animals that inspire me - and I donate 10% of my sales back to the Jackson County Animal Shelter and Sanctuary One in Jacksonville, OR, two places where I also volunteer.