April 6th, 2019
Almost 12 years ago I adopted my cat, Samantha (Sam) from the Thomas J. O'Connor Animal Control and Adoption Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. She was about 6 months old when I adopted her. Sam was my model for 8 of my paintings. All the paintings were in different Pine Ridge Art calendars of my cat paintings. A few times, I changed her appearance in the paintings by changing the color of her fur or adding white markings.