I've been creating artwork most of my life. Painting, printmaking and art history would become my life long passion and focus. I received my Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Twelve years ago, I painted a portrait of my sister's dog as a Christmas gift. It was such a hit, that I decided to focus on painting pet portraits, creating BEST IN SHOW Pet Portraits. In every portrait, I
I want to capture the pet's expression, personality and energy.
My paintings are a play of light upon color and texture.
I relate to Claude Monet, who said, "Color is my day long obsession joy and torment". I admire painters such as Bonnard, Van Gogh, Monet, Cassatt, Matisse, and Sargent to more contemporary artists, Hockney, Fish, and Bartlett.
As a true animal lover and supporter of animal advocate groups, Over the years, I've donated to many pet organizations and animal rescues.
I am a member of the AKC Museum of the Dog Artists Registry.
Part of my family includes
Bella the cat and Domino the Basenji. Karen