It is indeed pretty obvious that I love animals. They have been such an  important part of my life. We have had as pets everything from hamsters to cows and horses….and I have loved having them all. Each of them with their own personality. My girls grew up with hamsters, mice, hedgehogs, turtles, bunnies, cats, dogs, chickens, horses.

I have loved painting not only our own pets but so many other peoples pets. There is something so special about putting a well loved pet into a painting…..they bring a smile to our hearts when we see them on our wall.  Every morning I smile at the painting of Buddy my riding horse at the bottom of the stairs before heading out to see him in the pasture.

Barn Boss Cat painting by Valerie RogersValerie Rogers painting of a painted pony