Local Davis artist Jennifer Poel Foss specializes in animal portraits. Three of her paintings are exhibited in Sheltered, one created specifically for this event and titled “Handle With Care,” which will be auctioned on closing night, November 14th. Jennifer is a self-taught artist who volunteers her time and art (she is currently painting a mural at the Front Street Animal Shelter in Sacramento) to advocate for animals who need help.

Jennifer’s background in organizing and promoting art shows to benefit animals has been a lifesaver for Sheltered as we embarked on our first exhibit this year. She organized the Peace Love and Pitbull Art Show in Sacramento in 2012. She has also shown her work twice in Davis Downtown ArtAbout.