I grew up in a home filled with art and animals. My father was a writer, sculptor, and social worker. My mother was a musician, painter and gardener.
They collected local art and more than a few stray dogs.
I can’t remember a day without a dog by my side nor can I imagine a day without them.
I enjoy painting all kinds of animals and encouraging the viewer to connect with them the way I do.
My greatest joy and honor come from portraying the spirit of companion animals.Getting the eyes just right. Making their human smile and maybe even cry, just a little.
Artist Talk with Diane Vallejo - A Studio Visit with Diane and Phil Vallejo
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