Description My Miniature Poodle, Albie, playing in the grass and even managing to eat a little. This is a photograph I took of him when he was a puppy. Now he's almost 15 years old. He has heart disease, which is a worry with both Toy and Miniature Poodles. Fortunately, vets can prescribe heart medications now. Albie is currently on four. He looks quite a bit older but the still romps like a puppy when we go out for our nightly walks. Albemarle has always been a wonderful companion. He's handsome and smart, but a little goofy. His goofiness makes him even more appealing.
Marian Cates, Portland, Oregon Member Since August 2010 Artist Statement I love creating art, because it takes me into that eternal space in which the stresses of time drop away. Ah, to dwell always in that space!
My mother, who was an artist, taught me drawing when I was a girl. Growing up, I spent much of my time drawing and painting, both at home and at school, winning a number of school honors.
I've created art in pastels, ink, mixed media, textile arts, oils, acrylics and digitally. I've been a photographer for 30 years.