I have always loved drawing and painting (realism) every since I can remember. In 2003 I became interested in wildlife art. It started at a local park, where I began photographing geese and ducks - photos that became references for my first wildlife paintings. Pastel became my medium of choice. I loved the control and readiness pastel gave me. Soon I found interest in nearby zoos for my photo references. Acrylic paints then became my new medium of choice. I still have a passion for pastel - plan on creating more works soon! Thanks so much for taking the time to view/collect my work!