I am inspired by the look and feel of animals and by the gifts they bring to our lives. What I try to capture on paper and or canvas is less the photo or sketch of the animal as it is the personality that I discover through observing my subjects and hearing stories about them from their humans.
Drawing with a pencil gives me the sensation of actually touching each hair and fills me with a sense of connection. Painting is more luxurious and rich, providing me with the opportunity to make colors glow and show the full splendor of a living animal.
My art is less about the photo or sketch and more about keeping the personality of my subject in my heart as I work.
My goal is for the viewer to connect with the animal and its soul, hence Soulful Studios.