Dogs and art are lifelong interests. The family Sheltie was my babysitter from infancy. Childhood 4-H participation led to AKC competition in obedience, Jr. showmanship, conformation. In more recent decades have done hunt tests, field trials, and agility with my English Springer Spaniels. My art endeavors also go back to childhood. I create pet portraits in pen-and-ink, oil and mixed media.