Whether she is painting with a traditional brush or a camera, it is no surprise that animals grace her work. Vickie’s life has always centered around animals, she finds friendship with them easy and rewarding. They have also always played a role in her recreation -- from team roping to dog agility -- and escalated to a new level when she discovered herding with her border collies. "It is amazing to watch a dog use its God-given instinct. From the moment I saw a good dog work I knew I had to be a part of it." Her husband Norman owns Handhills Border Collies, he raises and trains border collies and he and Vickie train dogs, give clinics and compete together in sheep herding trials across the United States and Canada.