Works of Arf started in 2016 and grew out of my love of dogs and my expertise as a painter. I am a fine artist trained at the University of Michigan, NYU and the School of Visual Arts. Prior to creating Works of Arf I was an elementary school art teacher and later on a new product developer for the kid product industry. My passion for dogs is a lifelong one. As a child I donated my weekly allowance to the Humane Society and dreamed of having a dog of my own. That dream wasn’t fulfilled until I was an adult, but it was worth the wait. I got my Wheaten Terrier, Lucy in 2015 and I fully credit her with uncovering such an obvious merging of my talent and loves. A single portrait I did of her has developed into a joyous business that celebrates the special love people have for their dogs.