I've been captivated by animals for as long as I can remember. As a kid I used to catch rolly-polies and put them in my pockets, I kept countless frogs, snakes, turtles and lizards as pets and I would just watch them for hours. Nowadays the only pets I have are two big, very spoiled dogs, but I still have that same child-like wonder and curiosity with all animals. I feel like I have a close bond with them, I'm fascinated about their physical features, behaviors and habitats and how we all coexist on the planet together. So I thoroughly enjoy drawing and painting them, both as portraiture as well as symbolic representations to show my utmost respect and appreciation to our four-legged, furry, feathered, gilled and scaly friends.