Sitting easily in her modest studio, looking east across the landscape leading to Depot Hill, a small mountain in beautiful Hudson Valley New York, Cas surrounds herself with her 2 Shetland Sheep dogs, Diego and Brit, that her doting husband Tom refers to as “living ornaments.” And we mustn’t forget little Kiwi, her rescue, tucked away securely on her lap as she contemplates her next pet portrait. To ensure the quality she brings to each assignment she has been commissioned to create, Cas gives her full attention and talent to each piece of art she renders.