Every work of art has a story behind it. Come join me this Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 from 5:30-8:00 PM at The Common Grounds Cafe in Lynchburg, Virginia for an artist's reception and showing of my Animanty in Art project. Read the stories behind the paintings, stories that have informed my perspective on animals, stories that might help you see the world from a different perspective. Read about Jonathan, the baby chimp I helped raise, or Amy, the rescued otter I helped teach how to swim. Each one of my paintings is created by drawing on these experiences. It is my hope that, as you consider my work, you will find yourself considering what life is like from each animal's perspective, because we are all more alike than many realize. We are all animals who will share this planet, animals who will share equally in the consequences of our actions. The show will be on display at the Common Grounds Cafe for the month of June.