As one who is caregiver to many animals, large and small, I am privileged to have a constant source of subjects for my art. My guineas, chickens and horses give me inspiration and show their faces on my paper and aquaboard. And I have found aquabaord to be a very pleasing substrate on which to paint as of late. While I often paint my own animals I also enjoy using photos I take at the NC Zoo and of animals elsewhere. With animals taking a primary role in my art, I also have a series of flowers (I am an avid gardener), landscapes and oceanscapes. Much in nature finds its place in my studio. With so many interesting sources, I intend to have fun painting as much of it as I can and hopefully others will enjoy it as I continue to travel this path of artistic discovery.