To me, one of the best parts of creating my art is to photograph the animal myself and then to come up with a design/composition that is all my own. I often visit Triple D Wildlife, in Kalispell, MT, to photograph their animals and use those photos to create my art. The reference photo used for this artwork, was taken in January 2018, in the snow, which was a really fun experience in itself. The mountain lion’s name is Kali, she is a VERY active cat and is a ton of fun to photograph. She climbs the trees and literally flies from one treetop to another; it can be very exciting!