All they ever want from us is our love and attention. And maybe some treats. What they give back to us is beyond measure. Anyone who has ever bonded with an animal knows the true meaning of unconditional love. They don't care if you hang their portrait on your wall. But sometimes, it means the world to you to have their special spirit captured in a timeless way; to have a little piece of them that you can keep forever. That's what my portraits are all about.
A lot of my time as an artist is dedicated to creating portraits of my clients' beloved animals. It's how I started as a professional, it's something I love, and it's something I'm very good at. I am a lifelong horsewoman and an animal lover to the core of my being, and I've been fortunate enough to share my life with some very special furry and feathery beings over the years. I understand what it means to share love and trust with an animal, and how strong the bond of friendship and loyalty can be. Each of them is perfectly unique...Your dog isn't just a dog. He's YOUR dog, special and quirky in a million different ways, and there isn't another dog in the entire world like him, nor will there ever be. I get it. That one-of-a-kind spirit is what my portraits seek to capture.