I am a high school art teacher in Mayflower, Arkansas. And, I'm an animal lover. Ever since I was little, I've always collected every stray I could find. I started doing these portraits for a local animal shelter to help raise money for their foster organization, which is where they place animals in homes instead of having them euthanized. I draw pups and kitties that are in kill shelters that just need more time.
I think my love for animals has rubbed off on my students, because we've started an annual animal food drive that donates food to animal shelters. I love teaching, and love giving my talent to help where I can. If drawing a few pictures helps feed pups and keep them healthy until they can find their forever home, I'm glad to be a part of it. See a couple of my portraits below: