Dogs inspire me! Before I got my first dog at the age of 33, my artwork was a once in a while type of doodling I'd enjoy from time to time. After I got my dog Beau, a shitzu terrier mix, my artwork took off. I enjoyed my dog as a subject so much, that drawing him became a constant for me. He lived for almost 20 years, and we now have a small pack of three dogs, all who have been subects of my expanded artwork of painting, sculpting and tile art, all involving dogs.