Ann Gilchrist, a painter and photographer from the southeastern Connecticut area, has joined the Art for Shelter Animals Project - and in a big way!
This lovely portait of Daffy is one of four that Ann has made and donated to the animal shelter in Groton, Conn.
Daffy, she writes, "was abused and kept in the basement of a home and rarely let out with people. She was kept in the dark. Needless to say, she had issues due to lack of light and affection. She was taken from the home and put into a very loving and affectionate family. Daffy, was at last loved and lived happily until her death by cancer at age 14. I used to take care of her and she was so sweet."
Ann spends most of her time caring for her elderly parents, and also works as a dog walker and pet sitter. She does computer work and fund-raising, too. You can see more of her work at http://web.me.com/atgilly39/
She's going to have work in a show soon - I'll post more info when I know it.