Because " I made that..." and "thank you" is apparently not an appropriate artist statement, I've tried to put together something with a little more information.
I've painted for most of my life-- continuing through college where I received a BFA in 1986. An unrelated masters degree followed and is still part of an elaborate amnesia conspiracy. I've been making a living from my work for almost 20 years now: with great gratitude as I have discovered, I have a personality suited for little else. With eclectic practical skills that include woodworking, I make the frames and/or surrounds for all of my pieces. Whether little old ladies, cows, roosters, fish or New Orleans sights and scenes, I try to infuse a story or personality into my work. I think that it makes the work more memorable, and I know it makes it more fun for me to go to work every day. I make everything in my New Orleans studio and sell in selected galleries throughout the US.
Kelly will do custom portraits of pets from your digital photo. Just email her for details or visit her website. She also maintains a selection of popular breeds in the gallery.