Artist Statement

I am a representational wildlife artist using transparent watercolor with emphasis on bold use of color. I work exclusive from my own photographs taken mostly at zoos. Spending time with the animals, talking to their keepers and learning their names allows me a personal connection with my subjects. My paintings grow from this connection and a deep admiration of their beauty and elegance. The luxury to research my subjects and revisit helps my paintings tell their stories with accuracy and elicit an emotional response from the viewer. My goal as an artist is to create a greater understanding and appreciation of animals and nature.

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