Melissa is a very special friend of mine and one of the kindest people I have come to know, along with being a talented artist, dog trainer and writer. She has a such a love for all nature that surrounds her and spends most of her time amongst it, along with a passion for animals like no one else I know. Her dogs are a very big part of her life, of which she spends her working life training others.
Please take some time to look at Melissa's websites below, and share in her passion and love of all nature.
Melissa's daughter Arielle took this photo down at the Hudson River while Melissa was painting the river view, you can see the squint her eye from the strong sunlight. I painted this without Melissa knowing and am so glad she has allowed me to share it with you. I hope I captured even a small part of the beautiful person I have the privilege to call my friend.
Thank you Melissa for being there......