As an artist I'm primarily self-taught. I had one oil portrait painting class in art school — everything else was focused on graphic design for print. The web didn't exist yet and computers were just barely coming into the game (yes, I'm that old). After 20 years freelancing graphic design and web design, I moved away from the keyboard and returned to my first love — fine art.
I spent a few years oil painting, was accepted into the International Guild of Realism in 2017, and had paintings in two of their juried exhibitions. Although deeply honored to be included among such incredible talent, oil painting just wasn't doing it for me. Then in early 2019, I discovered the joys of colored pencil. Combining my new favorite medium with my love of realism and even greater love of dogs has been amazing. I absolutely adore my subjects and revel in the challenges and rewards of capturing their sweet souls.
My beloved Katana ~
gone but never forgotten.
In the immortal words of Peanuts creator Charles Schulz, "Happiness is a warm puppy." I couldn't possibly agree more.