Inspired by Southern memory jars, Mary Engels's mosaic work is wonderfully encrusted with all kinds of objects. On her website she states; " For me, the animal image symbolizes a bridge between the rational world of humans and the instinctual world of nature." She also creates bronze sculptures that are cast from her original mosaic work. She has a well designed easy to navigate site so check her out and add her to your list of favorites: http://www.maryengel.net.
Rebecca Collins has been creating custom pet portraits since 1998. Her company Art Paw was one of the first of its kind on the web, and continues to stay ahead of the pack combining fine art and digital technology to satisfy both commercial and residential clients. Rebecca has created a dream job for herself that combines her love for animals, art and technology. She is owned by 3 Scottish Terriers and shares her life with her husband, Poet Dan Collins.