I have been painting and drawing professionally for over 25 years, and loving animals for my whole life. I have a B.F.A. and an M.F.A. from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago where I lived for 15 years and made a reputation for myself painting still lifes, landscapes, portraits and colored pencil drawings. I grew up in St. Louis, and after leaving Chicago spent several years on the Oregon Coast. I now live in NYC and have a studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn.