With a unique sensitivity to expression and texture, portrait painter Cricket Coleman uses the delicate medium of watercolor to capture the true spirit of animals large and small. Cricket has been drawing and painting her whole life. After graduating in studio fine arts from Vassar, she followed her fascination with the human condition and embarked on a career in medicine. She completed medical school and had postgraduate training in anatomic and forensic pathology. After ten years as a New York City Medical Examiner, she decided it was time to focus on painting. She moved to upstate New York, where she currently shares a farmhouse with one husband and three dogs. An anatomist and dog lover who’s spent years painting animals and humans, Cricket makes portraits that go beyond the mere depiction of an animal, capturing each creature’s distinct personality and charm.