Pet Portrait Artist
Since I was young I always went to my pencils. I used only one lead pencil and practiced in my sketchbook, drawing favourite characters out of my books.
Drawing has always been my meditation. My sketch book was the place that I turned to centre myself. My pencils were the conduit to expressing my love for the beautiful things that inspired me to put pencil to paper.
After years of graphite pencils, I knew I had to dive into colour. I loved the blending, the detail, and the layers of depth that adding colour could provide me in my drawings.
When I drew a portrait of our family pet Shadow who had passed a few years earlier, I realised the profound effect that my artwork could have on people. Seeing the reactions on my family’s faces when I gave my brother the drawing made me realise what I was accomplishing.
This was more than a drawing, it was a gift that eternalized the bond between a person and their pet.