Smudge and Willow

Behind every successful artist is one (or more) trusted assistants. Luckily for me, I have Smudge and Willow. I can count on them for many things, including:

Unwavering love and support…


A frank cat-ique of my paintings…

Willow cat-iquing a painting

 Shredding paper towels when I need them…

Willow shredding paper towels

 And generally keeping an eye on things.

 Willow in easel

They also do a great job keeping my painting area free from winged intruders and, on occasion, they even model new color combinations.

Of course, after a hard day in the studio, Smudge and Willow always take a well-deserved nap.