Hello all and thank you for taking an interest in my artistic journey! I realized pretty early on that one medium inspired me to try another and so Encore Art Shop was born!
It all began with photography. Thanks to some wonderful people encouraging me and the gorgeous landscape of Oregon, I was able to find the connection between art and dogs. Being that my background is in dog training, there isn’t anything better than capturing the grace, strength and wonderful nature of a dog doing what dogs do – Living in the moment and loving every second.
Strangely, photography led to crochet. I’m still not entirely certain how that happened. After a lot of frustration and persistence, I mastered the craft and began bringing dogs into fiber art with my custom graphgans. (See the Crochet page for more information on these and how you can get your own!)