When you meet all the animals whose portraits you paint, sometimes they die. And you learn about it. Most of them have lived long and well-cared for lives, but not all. When I learn another has passed, it suddenly makes them seem more real than ever. The most recent to pass was Rudi Valentino. He […]
This short video is an edited GoPro time-lapse shot as I painted INDAH DUSTED this last summer. I met Indah in 2015 and again in 2016 at the Houston Zoo. She was eleven then, breeding age. Since all her fellow orangutans in Houston were Bornean, Indah moved to Sacramento where she will hopefully find a […]
Join me for a tour of my new solo exhibit at A.P.E. Gallery in Northampton MA. Through New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2018.
I may have forgotten to mention that I’ve chosen SEVEN of my endangered species paintings for limited edition prints, in two sizes: 14″ x 14″ or 20″x 20″ (plus an inch all around for the white border). No prints are larger than their original painting, so my 16″ paintings (such as Indah on the left […]
KINGDOM ANIMALIA. Where do I start with this many-threaded story? I really do not know how to paint right now. I can paint, surely. My skills have even improved with all the practice of Better Angels. Yet I say I don’t know how to paint NOW because I spent three years using only “00” […]