Persis Clayton Weirs

Persis Clayton Weirs grew up in Maine and at a young age began drawing the wildlife that surrounded her.  Although she is best known for her horse paintings, Persis loves to illustrate cats, dogs, birds, raccoons, and other animals she comes across while hiking through the woods or walking along the shoreline of Maine.  As an artist, she hopes "to share through my work, my respect for wildlife and my sense of responsibility for the quality of the environment. If my paintings can pass on to others just a fraction of the pleasure and fascination I find in nature, then I have succeeded."