I was raised in the Keephills area and graduated from Stony Plain High School, and it was there I discovered my passion for pencil drawing. I had a very inspirational art teacher, Mr. Johansson, and I owe him a great deal. I have lived in Stony Plain for 30 years. Because of my love of animals, I have enjoyed doing pet portraits for people and have also donated some of my wildlife drawings to different charities over the years. I have also recently done some pictures of celebrities and family members and I enjoy drawing  them as much as our furry  and feathered friends.

If you care to see more of my drawings, or commission one for yourself, find me on facebook under Alikatart or email me at  or go to