I am an oil painter. An animal lover. A nature lover. When I paint a subject, my goal is to capture the essence of that being. My husband says I paint their souls. The highest compliment. Creating a painting is like a meditation for me. I am completely entranced, totally in tune with my subject. I started out painting portraits of children. Now I also find myself including pets and wild animals. When I am inspired by it, I paint it. I hope to include some of my garden in my paintings, stay tuned!