I grew up on a farm in Pennsylvania. I have been painting and drawing animals since I could hold a brush or pencil and selling professionally for the past 25 years. I attended York Academy of Arts after high school and worked with several accomplished artists. I have sold my originals and reproductions in local galleries and online. My work is in private collections all over the world and have been presented as prizes in local dog shows. I am a member of the Colored Pencil Society of America, Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, Hanover Area Arts Guild and the York Art Association. I instruct colored pencil classes at the Hanover Area Arts guild and children's class in my studio. I enjoy what I create and I hope it brings a smile to your face.