I do pet portraits because I love animals, and love the challenge of expressing what's inside as well as their outside appearance.
Animals have always been an important part of my life and I could not imagine having a home without one. These days my companions are my dog Rufus and cat Gilmore. The photo on the home page is of me with Sam, the gentle, soulful giant who lived with me for 10 years.
I graduated in design from the National Theatre School in Montreal, and in painting from Emily Carr College of Art and Design. I have a Master of Fine Arts degree in Theatre Design from The University of British Columbia. I now split my time between designing for theatre and painting.
The job of capturing an animal's inner spirit on canvas means bringing together the two things I love most: animals and painting.