With a Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science, followed by a Degree in Veterinary Medicine (DVM), I built, owned, and managed a small animal veterinary practice. I jumped out of an airplane in college, spent one summer varnishing sailboats in Newport, Rhode Island, caught sight of the Northern Lights in Durham, New Hampshire. I have an amazing husband (also a veterinarian), I met him in vet school, I have two wonderful children, who are away studying hard at college (they SAY they are studying hard at college). I am an experienced horse show AND marching band mom. I have starting riding horses again. I picked up a paintbrush and began to paint. I focus my art on horses, dogs, cats and aspects of nature. I am, and always have been fascinated by the bond that connects animals and nature to our human lives. I carved out a space "The Art Cellar", with good music, two sleeping dogs, a few under-watered house plants. And nearly every day I paint.