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Spirit the Blind Eagle

This painting is of a blind golden eagle named, "Spirit", he was shot in the head and chest. After being rescued Spirit lived a long time at the Alberta Birds of Prey. http://www.burrowingowl.com/ When our daughter met Spirit she wondered how he could capture his food and survive. She wanted to help raise money too feed Spirit, so at the tender age of eight she started a campaign. Her plan worked and the story spread across Canada. She helped fulfill a dream for the founder of the Alberta Birds of Prey, Colin Weir. Colin wanted to inspire the minds of young people about nature and the positive difference they can make in the world. At a young age our daughter learned the joy of givi

Painting Worms

This is clearly the strangest thing I have painted. I have been wanting to paint this robin for a long time but resisted because of the worms. I kept coming back to it because it tells a story of the determination of a mother, obviously with a nest full of hungry chicks. It was fun painting the worms.

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I have always loved art and drawing.  I studied at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and then began working for a publishing house as a typesetter and layout artist.

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