ABOUT THE ARTIST
Since learning about the growing elephant and rhino-poaching crisis and visiting Africa in 2014, I have been deeply inspired to express my love for animals through art. I am a wildlife activist and conservationist, using art as a cathartic expression and a cornerstone talking point for the growing movement. Through this passion I have found great joy in honoring them and other wildlife through vivid color and emotion.
I begin with a pencil sketch and a wash on canvas. Working in oils wet on wet, with overlapping layers and minimal blending, I block in the darkest values from a pre-mixed palette then graduate to lighter tones. With bold dramatic lines and gestures, I strive for realism in form and abstraction within the shape, articulating intense contrast and expression through a unique blend of contemporary colors.
Painting for me, is wildlife preservation in action, when donating money to a cause often leaves me still feeling helpless. Each time I study a new animal; my appreciation for it grows, and energetically the healing starts there. I hope that my work highlights for the seer, the beauty and heart of these remarkable beings, bringing us all back to nature, where true healing is possible.
Paintings - Prints - Commissions