Well first off, I am the daughter of another Art Colony member, Annie Kennedy. I have to thank her for any and all artistic talent I possess. I started painting about 3 years ago, I wanted to paint my three rescued kitties. Before then I never painted a thing, I couldn't and still can't draw a straight line. Two years ago a stray cat named Mamma Kitty adopted me. She inspired me to paint and make blank note cards from my paintings to sell so I could raise money to donate to the HSUS and our local animal shelter, as well as help to feed and TNR the many strays who would find their way to my house. My main focus is on Cats. I have painted several commissioned pieces, I recently had an article written about me in our local newspaper. I sit on the board of the ALMOST HOME COALITION in Lewis county Washington. I have donated art to help with fund raising events for our Animal Shelter and our low cost spay/neuter program. I have 60 plus painting in my portfolio now, most are acrylic on canvas, I have done some computer generated art with my paint program. I am very excited to be included in the ART COLONY.