I am a trained painter and illustrator. My specialties are animals, birds and the natural world. My preferred medium for painting is acrylic paint; for illustration, I generally use pen, ink and wash. I have been commissioned to create diverse works, from very small ink drawings and logos to a 4'x40' mural. I have recently added stained glass panel design and creation to my skill set and I am energized by the experience and outcome. I thoroughly enjoy my work and consider myself very lucky to be able to use my creativity every day to create my own windows into the world around us. View my artwork on my blog: mzwhalen.blogspot.com.