DawgArt Alicia VanNoy Call started painting animals in 2002. At that time, she was self-taught, but now she holds a BFA in Illustration from Utah Valley University. She takes the inspiration for the brilliant colors in her vibrant paintings from the Desert Southwest, where she grew up. As an advocate of no-kill rescue, she works with many animal rescues around the world. She lives, paints, and plays in Arizona.