I've always loved animals and have had a diverse collection of pets throughout my life. Only recently have I started painting them. Marlee came into my life in 2016 from a Pug Resuce in California. She makes me laugh every day and loves to be in the art studio or napping in a pool of sunshine. Jiminy is a Green Cheek Conure belonging to a student of mine. He often perched on our shoulders during our painting lessons.